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49ers reach resolution with Girl Scouts after previously cancelling event at Levi’s Stadium

Girl Scouts from the Texas Council sell cookies,  Friday, Feb. 23, 2007, in Dallas. The Girl Scouts have marked their 90th year in the cookie business by getting most of the artificial fat out of all varieties of their iconic treats, which had been under attack by a few health-focused consumer groups. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum) AP

After cancelling an outing for the Girl Scouts at Levi’s Stadium in favor of a concert hosting opportunity instead, the San Francisco 49ers have now made things right.

The 49ers released a statement Wednesday night that they have successfully rescheduled the outing with the Girl Scouts, promised this date will not be changed and have agreed to foot the bill for the event. The new date is now May 21, 2016, one week later than initially planned.

“It is unfortunate that scheduling conflicts of this nature arise from time to time, but we are dedicated to working through all hurdles with our customers to deliver satisfactory options. The 49ers organization has had a great relationship through the years with the Girl Scouts and we are thrilled to welcome them to Levi’s Stadium,” the team said.

The change was set to cancel the event for the roughly 1,200 Girl Scouts from Northern California that sold at least 600 boxes of cookies during their annual sale.

Nice work by the 49ers for offering to foot the bill as well. However, it may be easier next time to not cancel a similar event in the first place.

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45 Responses to “49ers reach resolution with Girl Scouts after previously cancelling event at Levi’s Stadium”
  1. mullman76 says: Feb 3, 2016 9:10 PM


    In the future, it may be easier to do the right thing the first time in order to avoid looking like an organization run by Aholes.


  2. demolition510 says: Feb 3, 2016 9:20 PM

    What? They want a cookie? It was the right thing to do.

  3. JSpicoli says: Feb 3, 2016 9:21 PM

    Girl Scout Cookies is the best.


  4. antikytheraeagles says: Feb 3, 2016 9:28 PM

    Yeah, it will be so much easier to turn away the revenue of a stadium concert in favor of a non-paying non-alcohol-selling 1,200 seat event that will still require staffing. All those billionaires got there by keeping all their promises, after all.

  5. kickinpuppies says: Feb 3, 2016 9:45 PM

    So who actually makes Girl Scout cookies?

  6. reptar310 says: Feb 3, 2016 9:50 PM

    NFL teams are in business to make money. Why don’t fans understand that?

  7. purpleandgoldforever says: Feb 3, 2016 9:51 PM

    The 9’ers should have also agreed to match dollar for dollar the total amount raised from the cookie sales!!

  8. soldierofhalas33 says: Feb 3, 2016 9:54 PM

    1200 Girl Scouts and only 600 boxes sold!? That’s half a box per scout….cmon girls step your game up.

  9. Boycott BK says: Feb 3, 2016 9:55 PM

    Like they had a choice..

  10. charger383 says: Feb 3, 2016 10:03 PM

    You just don’t mess with the Girl Scouts

  11. patsfan says: Feb 3, 2016 10:09 PM

    Quote, The Girl Scouts, “I”ll rochambeau you for it.”

  12. zaphod424242 says: Feb 3, 2016 10:14 PM

    Yeah you’d think they’d be savvy enough to find a way before they had to be shamed into it.

  13. thegreatgabbert says: Feb 3, 2016 10:14 PM

    You DON’T want to **** off the Girl Scouts Of America.

  14. ninernoise says: Feb 3, 2016 10:22 PM

    Stay classy Jed. #selltheteamplease

  15. bleedingfacemask says: Feb 3, 2016 10:46 PM

    OK, I take back every mean thing I’ve ever said about Jed York and his organization.

    I typed that whole sentence before I busted out laughing.

  16. goldrush36 says: Feb 3, 2016 11:04 PM

    Jed is an A hole

  17. htotheb says: Feb 3, 2016 11:10 PM

    thank god, now I can sleep well tonight. for a moment I had lost hope in humanity

  18. Pocari Sweat says: Feb 3, 2016 11:21 PM

    My lord, Jed York is the biggest piece of you know what. He must be soul sisters with Martin Shkreli.

    The only reason he is giving the Girl Scout’s a nice new event next week is because of the PR hate. If the media never covered this and no one knew, Yorky would have stuck with July and then said, ‘too bad’ when the Girl Scouts rejected it.

  19. joecool16280 says: Feb 3, 2016 11:24 PM

    Thin Mints!

  20. udkidd says: Feb 3, 2016 11:27 PM

    Dude, their footing the bill. So it’s free. That was written in the contract so there was always a chance. Still a horrible thing because it’s children but why was it agreed to in the beginning?

  21. seahawksbmx says: Feb 4, 2016 12:02 AM

    Good job, ‘Niners. Screw over all the coaches & QBs you want, but not the kids. Way to make it right.
    Thumbs up for Samoas.
    Thumbs down for Thin Mints.

  22. SkeletalDrawing says: Feb 4, 2016 12:31 AM

    Props to the Niners for (eventually) stepping up and doing the right thing, but it’s better PR to either not move it, or have a solution at hand immediately so this doesn’t become an issue. It’s sort of amazingly tone-deaf that this solution couldn’t have been thought of and pitched immediately so the kids didn’t have to go through the emotional roller coaster of seeing their special event cancelled and re-scheduled in the media.

  23. ninerdynasty says: Feb 4, 2016 2:25 AM

    not to be biased, specially since i think that the yorks are running a business not a football team.. but In this instance i see this as a win win for both.. the Yorks make their $ and the scouts get a free fun night.

  24. bpacha76 says: Feb 4, 2016 4:14 AM

    Nothing like bad press and public scorn to get someone’s moral compass working again and get folks into the “let’s figure out how to make things right” mind state. As unhappy as fans are at the miners ownership already they couldn’t ,nir did they want to, take another bad blow in the court of public opinion

  25. floridaraven says: Feb 4, 2016 6:13 AM

    Great story! You should be proud. Rescheduling would be a much more accurate verb.

  26. cakesw says: Feb 4, 2016 6:39 AM

    The 49ers cancelled the original event, because they didn’t want fans to see that the Girl Scouts were the toughest group on that field that day.

  27. mkelly534 says: Feb 4, 2016 6:50 AM

    These guys need a new PR staff stat. You look like a real jerk when you disappoint girl scouts

  28. bigmac880 says: Feb 4, 2016 7:41 AM

    The Girl Scouts will play football and the Niners will sell cookies for the 2016 season. I hear Chip Kelly loves Tagalongs…

  29. arodgersgloryhole says: Feb 4, 2016 7:55 AM

    Nothing like a good old fashioned pay off.

  30. trachea says: Feb 4, 2016 8:01 AM


  31. bigredgoog says: Feb 4, 2016 8:09 AM

    Girl Scouts teaching their kids that contracts don’t matter when you can go cry to the media and shakedown a company.

    Not honorable but real-world accurate in this day and age.


  32. justintuckrule says: Feb 4, 2016 8:30 AM

    All those rumors about the Girl Scouts being mob run must be true. The Girl Scouts made Jed an offer he couldn’t refuse.

  33. amaf21 says: Feb 4, 2016 8:42 AM

    Bravo to PFT for shaming the heck out of that trash owner and his classless organization!

  34. mgdsquiggy17 says: Feb 4, 2016 9:05 AM

    “However, it may be easier next time to not cancel a similar event in the first place.”

    Considering they probably got 10 times more money for the concert I think they would do the same thing over and over again. As would any other venue in the US.

  35. dreamicus says: Feb 4, 2016 9:07 AM

    It’s not “unfortunate” these scheduling conflicts arise. If it was, they wouldn’t happen. It was “fortunate” for the 49ers they could make more money so they ditched the Girl Scouts.

    That’s fine. Just call it what it is. Saying it is unfortunate implies it was out of their control. And it wasn’t.

  36. 2since96 says: Feb 4, 2016 9:07 AM

    who cares about this story? fighting between two organizations that are both scams…IDK who’s worse, the one exploiting young men to make Billions while only paying 150mm a year in salary and getting 100’s of millions of dollars in public money to finance their stadium? Or the one that cons kids into selling boxes of their unhealthy cookies at insanely marked up prices all for a chance to…see a football stadium?

  37. raiderrob21 says: Feb 4, 2016 9:22 AM

    4-12 in 2016

  38. greg3117 says: Feb 4, 2016 9:31 AM

    600 girl scouts need a 85,000 seat stadium? Why?

  39. jonwill57 says: Feb 4, 2016 9:33 AM

    Levi Stadium is perfect venue for the little ladies…over-priced tickets/concession/parking prices meet over-priced, dime-sized cookies!!!

  40. jonwill57 says: Feb 4, 2016 9:34 AM

    Just keep Sacto Mayor Kevin Johnson away from the event….

  41. caligoldrush says: Feb 4, 2016 9:34 AM

    IF only they could have reached a resolution w/ harbaugh! …

  42. yorkmustgo says: Feb 4, 2016 9:41 AM

    Jeez, This is almost as bad as being such a jerk to The Little Sisters of the Poor that they are forced to sue you.

  43. themage78 says: Feb 4, 2016 9:45 AM

    Nice tax break for the 49ers…….

  44. hilamonster says: Feb 4, 2016 10:10 AM

    In other news:

    The 49’ers will play the Girl Scouts 8 times during the 2016 season so they can win some football games.

  45. gofor2with3pointlead says: Feb 4, 2016 11:05 AM

    If I had a nickel for every girlscout cookie I’ve eaten.

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