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  • Tue., Apr. 22, 2014 6:00AM PDT First Day Players Return Players return to Chargers Park to begin the offseason workout program.
  • Fri., May. 02, 2014 11:00AM - 1:30PM PDT STAR-PAL Celebrity Waiter Luncheon Local celebrities and Chargers players team up to help STAR/PAL raise money for San Diego's underserved youth as they offer their services colecting tips as "celebrity waiters."
  • Thu., May. 08, 2014 5:00PM PDT NFL Draft - Round 1 The 2014 NFL Draft will be held May 8 through 10 at Radio City Music Hall in New York.
  • Fri., May. 09, 2014 5:00PM PDT NFL Draft - Rounds 2-3 The 2014 NFL Draft will be held May 8 through 10 at Radio City Music Hall in New York.
  • Sat., May. 10, 2014 1:00PM PDT NFL Draft - Rounds 4-7 The 2014 NFL Draft will be held May 8 through 10 at Radio City Music Hall in New York.
  • Tue., May. 27, 2014 6:00AM PDT OTA Offseason Workout The Chargers begin organized team practice activity.
  • Wed., May. 28, 2014 6:00AM PDT OTA Offseason Workout The Chargers resume organized team practice activity.
  • Thu., May. 29, 2014 6:00AM PDT OTA Offseason Workout The Chargers resume organized team practice activity.
  • Mon., Jun. 02, 2014 6:00AM PDT OTA Offseason Workout The Chargers resume organized team practice activity.
  • Tue., Jun. 03, 2014 6:00AM PDT OTA Offseason Workout The Chargers resume organized team practice activity.

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Bill Johnston
Director of Public Relations

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Johnston is in his 24th season as director of public relations and his 35th with the team. He is responsible for managing the public image and overall communications strategy for the Chargers. This includes media relations and all organizational messaging. He is the team’s primary liaison with the NFL’s broadcast partners as well as local and national media outlets.               

Johnston has been invited to serve on the NFL’s Public Relations Staff at the last three Super Bowls, serving as facilities coordinator of the National Media Center.          

Johnston joined the Chargers in March, 1979 while attending San Diego State University. He earned a degree in journalism in 1981 and was named public relations assistant that year. He served as assistant director of public relations (1984-87) and director of community relations (1988-89). He also oversaw the team’s community relations and public affairs from 1990-00.

Johnston was born in La Mesa, California, and attended Helix High School. He is on the board of directors of the Huntington’s Disease Society of America, San Diego. He and his daughter, Hayley, were named National Fundraisers of the Year in 2013 and he was also honored by the national HDSA in October 2008 for his support of the organization. While serving as president of the board, the San Diego Chapter was named the national HDSA Chapter of the Year in 2005 and ’07. An avid runner, Johnston has run the San Diego Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon 13 times and raised more than $600,000 to cure Huntington’s Disease.   

Johnston and his wife, Ramona, have a son, Jared, and a daughter, Hayley.

Johnston is in his 24th season as director of public relations and his 35th with the team. He is responsible for managing the public image and overall communications strategy for the Chargers. This includes media relations and all organizational messaging. He is the team’s primary liaison with the NFL’s broadcast partners as well as local and national media outlets.               

Johnston has been invited to serve on the NFL’s Public Relations Staff at the last three Super Bowls, serving as facilities coordinator of the National Media Center.          

Johnston joined the Chargers in March, 1979 while attending San Diego State University. He earned a degree in journalism in 1981 and was named public relations assistant that year. He served as assistant director of public relations (1984-87) and director of community relations (1988-89). He also oversaw the team’s community relations and public affairs from 1990-00.

Johnston was born in La Mesa, California, and attended Helix High School. He is on the board of directors of the Huntington’s Disease Society of America, San Diego. He and his daughter, Hayley, were named National Fundraisers of the Year in 2013 and he was also honored by the national HDSA in October 2008 for his support of the organization. While serving as president of the board, the San Diego Chapter was named the national HDSA Chapter of the Year in 2005 and ’07. An avid runner, Johnston has run the San Diego Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon 13 times and raised more than $600,000 to cure Huntington’s Disease.   

Johnston and his wife, Ramona, have a son, Jared, and a daughter, Hayley.

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