Catholic Charities to honor former 49er
January 10th, 2017
Former San Francisco 49er Bill Ring will be honored with Catholic Charities “Loaves & Fishes Award” in ceremonies at San Francisco’s Regis Hotel April 22. Ring has served on Catholic Charities board of directors for 25 years.
“We are excited to honor Bill with the 2017 Loaves & Fishes Faith in Action Award for his incredible service to our community and to Catholic Charities,” said Jeff Bialik, Catholic Charities executive director. “His commitment to our mission and passion for bettering the lives of children and youth has made our community a better place to live, learn and grow.”
Ring was born in Iowa and moved to the Bay Area with his family as a boy. He attended Carlmont High School and the College of San Mateo finishing his degree at Brigham Young University where he captained the university’s conference champion football team. He played six seasons as a running back with the San Francisco 49ers and was a member of the 49ers 1981 and the 1984 Super Bowl championship teams. Ring has been inducted into both the San Mateo County Sports Hall of Fame and the College of San Mateo Athletics Hall of Fame.
“He currently champions the spring Catholic Charities Campership Campaign appeal to fund scholarships to CYO Camp,” Catholic Charities said. “He personally signs over 100 letters, sends thank you notes or follow-up notecards in order to ensure that at risk kids experience a week among the redwoods.”
Ring’s post-football career has been in the financial sector where he is currently regional director of private client services at Capital Group in San Francisco.
He and his wife, Connie, live in Portola Valley.
From January 12, 2017 issue of Catholic San Francisco.