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On Sunday, Chargers cornerback Quentin Jammer was rewarded with a game ball for his role in the Bolts’ victory over the Chiefs and for his inclusion as one of the Great Chargers of all-time.
On Tuesday, Jammer was the one doing the rewarding. He spent his day off visiting San Diego’s Standley Middle School where he honored students for their efforts in contributing to a great cause.
In October, students from throughout San Diego County schools participated in a Loose Change Drive Challenge to benefit Mothers Against Drunk Driving, which helped raise much needed funds for MADD. The school that raised the most money was to receive a special visit from Jammer, and led by counselor Fabiola Pimienta, Standley raised $2,853.99 in pennies, nickels, dimes and quarters.
MADD is an organization that aids the families of victims of drunk driving accidents and works to increase public awareness of the problem of drinking and drive. It’s one of many causes the Jammers are honored to promote and give their time to.
“Having three boys of our own, we made a commitment to support MADD in their battle to eliminate drinking and driving,” said Alicia Jammer, Quentin’s wife. “It is necessary to educate middle school students, especially since they will be transitioning into high school where alcohol experimentation is prevalent."
The Jammers visited Standley Tuesday to congratulate the students in a special lunchtime rally. Quentin and Alicia presented the school with a banner of appreciation signed by the Chargers star cornerback. Eloisa Orozco, MADD's Program Specialist who designed and launched the Loose Change Drive Challenge, attended Tuesday’s event along with the San Diego County Friday Live Partnership, a group that works to educate youth on the dangers of drugs and alcohol.
“This was our first coin drive and we were very touched by the number of students who participated and gave so generously to MADD,” Orozco said. “We thank Mr. and Mrs. Jammer for taking on the MADD cause and serving as role models for the many teens that choose to wait until they are 21 to drink alcohol.” Read