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The upcoming season promises to be an exciting time both on and off the field for the Los Angeles Chargers. The team is fortunate to have an outstanding group of players who are leaders in working with the community. These players have taken the team's desire to be a strong community partner to the next level and the Chargers are extremely proud of their dedication and initiative. Many players have gone the extra step by donating time and money to participate in the Chargers annual Community Corner program, purchasing season tickets for charity. Thanks to their contributions and a generous donation from Chargers' Owner Dean Spanos approximately 2,000 tickets will be donated to youth organizations this season. Each participant receives a ticket to the game and a free hot dog & soda courtesy the Los Angeles Chargers.
To request participation in the Community Corner program, please send an official written request to:
Los Angeles Chargers
Community Corner Request
3333 Susan Street
Costa Mesa, CA 92626
When organizing your letter please use the following policies and guidelines:
Due to the tremendous amount of requests for tickets, coordinators should send these requests prior to the start of the season.
All requests for Community Corner participation must be made in writing on your organization's official letterhead.
Letters must contain a contact person's name, phone number and address, number of tickets requesting, and the reason for your organization participation.
Submitting a request does not guarantee that your organization will receive a donation. All requests will be answered in writing.
Due to the large volume of requests we receive for tickets there are no exceptions to the above guidelines. Our policies allow us to be very generous with ticket donations, but submitting a request does not guarantee your organization will receive tickets.
Emails and faxes will not be accepted, No phone calls please.
A special thanks to the Chargers players participating in the 2017 Chargers Community Corner!
Philip Rivers is an amazing leader both on and off the field. Coming off another stellar season in which he once again surpassed 4,000 passing yards and 30 passing touchdowns, the savvy 14th year veteran is no doubt the key to the Chargers offense. The gunslinger is also very active in the Community, participating year after year in charity events and supporting programs that specifically assist foster children. Rivers also finds it important to give children a chance to experience the fun of professional football in person, which is why he has participated in the Community Corner program every year since joining the Chargers.
As the NFL career leader in receptions by a Tight End and the Chargers career leader in receiving yards and receiving touchdowns, Antonio Gates is one of the best players the game has ever seen. Entering his 15th season, Gates continues to make an equally big impact in the community. The former Kent State basketball standout works locally with hundreds of children each year to promote a healthy lifestyle and fight childhood obesity and has even been featured on NBC’s Biggest Loser. This season, Gates’ Community Corner tickets will provide kids with the opportunity to attend a Chargers football game for the first time as he works with organizations dealing with underprivileged children.
After a heart-breaking knee injury sidelined Keenan Allen for most of 2016, the Wide Receiver is once again healthy and ready to amaze in 2017. Allen will lead an extremely talented group of receivers including 1,000-yard wide receiver Tyrell Williams; speedster Travis Benjamin and the Chargers first pick in the 2017 Draft Mike Williams. This will be the former Cal Golden Bear’s third straight year participating in the Chargers Community Corner, and he’ll be distributing his tickets to local youth football teams and other youth-based non-profits.
Young defensive units need great leadership from veteran players to excel … enter Corey Liuget. 2017 will be the lineman’s seventh season in the League and Liuget is hoping the switch to Defensive Coordinator Gus Bradley’s new system will elevate not only his own play, but also the entire defense. Off the field, the 26-year-old enjoys fishing, yoga and working with non-profits. A regular participant in the Community Corner, this season Liuget will again donate his tickets to organizations assisting at-risk youth through mentorship programs.
The Chargers made a serious long term commitment to protecting Philip Rivers and Melvin Gordon when they signed Offensive Tackle, Russell Okung, to a 4-year contract this offseason. With nearly 90 career NFL games under his belt, Okung is the very definition of a consistent, reliable veteran. However, there’s more to Russell than meets the eye as this big man is also big in the community! With a passion for working with inner-city youth, his personal GREATER Foundation, works to connect at-risk youth to technology, and he’ll be continuing his Foundation’s focus as he donates his Community Corner tickets to similar organizations in the region.
Travis Benjamin is a legitimate deep ball threat any time he steps on the field. This small, but speedy receiver has recorded a 40+ yard touchdown every year of his career and carries an overall yards/reception average of 15+ yards. Off the field, supporting law enforcement and breast cancer awareness and education are among the issues important to Benjamin as his mother is a Sheriff’s Deputy who survived her own bout with breast cancer. In his second season as a Bolt, the Florida native will be donating his Community Corner tickets to support Project Hope Alliance, which works to end the cycle of homelessness one child at a time.
In 2017, Joe Barksdale is looking to build on the consistency and toughness he showed last year at the Right Tackle position for the Bolts. But did you know that along with being a skilled technician on the O-Line, Joe is equally as talented playing guitar? Joe’s love of music led him to create and host open-mic night fundraisers to benefit the Fender Music Foundation. In his second year supporting the Community Corner, Joe Barksdale will be donating his weekly tickets to local youth charities supporting music education as well as other youth based organizations.
This season, Jerry Attaochu is looking to bounce back from an injury filled 2016 with a strong 2017 campaign. Despite his adversity last year, the Georgia Tech product was named the team’s 2016 Walter Payton Man of the Year for his outstanding work in the community. Among his many projects, Jerry served as a spokesman for state PSA campaign to promote healthy teen relationships, worked to raise awareness for Diabetes research, and served as an ambassador for Glory’s Hope Sickle Cell Foundation, which is named after his sister who suffers from the disease. This will be Jerry’s second season participating in the Community Corner.
2016 was somewhat of a “redshirt” year for Max Tuerk as he recovered from knee surgery and learned the Chargers offense. However, in 2017 Max is excited to start making his mark as part of a revamped offensive line unit. The Orange County native and former USC Trojan, is also extremely active in the local community. On behalf of the team, the 6’5” Center has appeared at Play60 camps, High School All-Star Games, the Orange County Fair supporting Heroes Hall and more… and that’s only been the offseason! This will be Max’s first time participating in the Community Corner and he will be donating his tickets each week to student athletes at his former high school.
Chargers 2012 1st round draft pick Melvin Ingram has definitely found his groove over the past 2 seasons…averaging over 60 tackles, 3 forced fumbles, and nearly 9 sacks each year. The relentless pass rusher also boasts a promising rap career, release multiple mixtapes/albums during his time as a Bolt. Even with his success in athletics and music, Ingram is probably most proud of the work his Mission Possible Foundation does to provide inner city and low-income youth with the educational opportunities and resources. This season, Melvin will be donating his Community Corner tickets (along with one of his jerseys) to those same youth.