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Former San Francisco 49er Steve Young aiming to create musical therapy program for children

Former San Francisco 49er Steve Young aiming to create musical therapy program for children

As a San Francisco sports fan, it would be hard for me not to love NFL Hall of Famer Steve Young. Along with having a Super Bowl MVP, two NFL league MVPs, seven consecutive Pro Bowl selections, and a 96.8 career passer rating (third all-time), the former San Francisco 49er quarterback does an impressive amount of philanthropic work. He and his wife are committed to helping kids with physical, emotional and financial challenges through their foundation, Forever Young, and Young is a major benefactor to Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital.

In the video above, which aired locally last night on KGO-TV, Young talks about his hopes to make a musical therapy program, called “Sophie’s Place,” part of the expansion project at Packard Children’s.

Previously: Can music benefit cancer patients? and Hospital music program helps soothe patients’ “heavy hearts”

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