Arik Armstead played college football for the Oregon Ducks in Eugene, Oregon and moved to the Bay Area, where he is one of the stars on the San Francisco 49ers daunting defensive line.
But his hometown of Sacramento, California will always hold a special place in his heart.
It’s why the recently re-signed defensive end has asked his Twitter followers and Instagram followers to do their part in helping small businesses in his hometown.
“As you all know Sacramento is my hometown that I love deeply and is home to some of the best restaurants in US,” Armstead said in a post on Twitter. “What you may not know is Sacramento is comprised of over 60% small business (mainly restaurants) that are struggling during this difficult time.”
In effort to support the community, Armstead asked his followers to take photos of food they’ve purchased from their favorite Sacramento restaurants for a chance to win 49ers tickets, memorabilia and more.
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As you all know Sacramento is my hometown that I love deeply and is home to some of the best restaurants in the US. What you may not know is Sacramento is comprised of over 60% small business (mainly restaurants) that are struggling during this difficult time. Many of these restaurants are offering dine-out and delivery options to try to stay afloat. In order to support local, I am rewarding people who support their local restaurants during this time. Buy food from one of your favorite Sacramento restaurants and be entered to win GAME TICKETS , AUTOGRAPHED MEMORABILIA + MORE INSTRUCTIONS ⬇️: . 1. Comment your favorite Sacramento restaurants in the comments 2. Post a picture via story or timeline of your meal using #Eat91Six + tag restaurant 3. Tag @sacnina91 & @unitesac916 so we can share & promote the Sacramento restaurant 4. 5 qualified winners will be randomly chosen starting Wednesday April 1 via my Instagram Story (unlimited entries)
It’s easy to enter. Simply use the hashtag #EAT91SIX on Instagram or Twitter when you share a photo of the food you ordered and tag or mention the restaurant.
Here’s a couple of Armstead’s favorites if you are in the Sacramento area and looking for inspiration.
Drop your favorite local Sac restaurants ⬇️— Arik Armstead (@arikarmstead) March 26, 2020
Some of my favorite House of Chicken/Ribs, El Novillero, South, @MikuniSushi, @Dos_Coyotes, @UrbanRootsBeer, Cookies & Milk, I Love Terriyaki, Bawk, @sellands, Pushkins, Ella, The Kitchen, Gunthers, Fish Face, @BeastandBounty, Grange
Before Armstead was a Pac-12 Champion with the Ducks, he attended Pleasant Grove High School in Elk Grove, a community 15 miles outside of Sacramento. He’s given back to the community on numerous occasions through his Armstead Academic Project, which provides workshops and school supplies for those in need in the Sacramento public school system.