DUBLIN (CBS SF) — San Francisco 49ers officials were doing damage control with a Bay Area Girl Scout troop Wednesday after team officials had to cancel and then reschedule a planned scout sleepover on the 50 yard line at Levi’s Stadium.
It sounded almost too good to be true for these Northern California Girl Scouts. The troupe that sold 600 boxes of Girl Scout cookies would get the first-ever sleepover at Levi’s Stadium in May on the very field the Super Bowl will be played on.READ MORE: Karlsson Scores in OT to Give Sharks Win Over Islanders
“Our top sellers get to run through a tunnel and go through a banner and burst onto the field,” said Marina Park, the CEO for Girls Scouts Northern California
And then that all changed.
The same day San Francisco 49ers owner Jed York sent out this tweet standing by a Girl Scout table selling cookies on Market Street, Northern California Girls Scouts got the bad news.
The 49ers — who made it clear in the contract with the Girl Scouts that they had the option to cancel the sleepover if something bigger and more lucrative came along — decided to do just that.
It was tough news to break to the Girls Scouts group.
“I found out they may do a concert there and it made me a little sad,” said one Girl Scout.READ MORE: Sinking Sidewalks In San Francisco's Mission Bay Not An Issue Near UCSF Medical Center
“You know fulfilling an obligation is a big part of Girl Scouts. And doing what you say you are going to do and following through, that’s an important message to send to our girls,” said Yvette Shaheen, the leader of Girl Scout Troop #30975.
But in true Girl Scout spirit, they vowed to take the high road and think of other sleepover possibilities.
“An important part of the sale is about developing business skills. So we need to let the girls know not everything goes your way in business, said Park. And sometimes things happen and you have to pick yourself up and move forward.”
However, in light of the disappointment among the Girl Scouts, 49ers management had a change of heart.
Early Wednesday evening, the teams Vice President of Communications Bob Lange emailed a statement that the conflict had been resolved.
“We are very pleased to have agreed upon a positive resolution with the Girl Scouts of Northern California regarding the scheduling conflict at Levi’s Stadium. Their event is now scheduled to take place at the venue on May 21, 2016, one week later than originally scheduled,” the statement read.
Additionally, team agreed to underwrite the entire cost of the event and guaranteed that it will not be moved from that date.MORE NEWS: Smash-And-Grab Thieves Hit San Jose Eastridge Mall Jewelry Store; 4 Sought
KPIX reporter Juliette Goodrich gave the good news to some of the Girl Scouts during her live report Wednesday evening, much to their delighted response.