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  • Thu., Jul. 31, 2014 9:20 AM - 11:30 AM PDT Training Camp Practice Training camp practice is open to the public. Gates to Chargers Park will open one hour before the start of each practice session. 
  • Sat., Aug. 02, 2014 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM PDT 2014 Chargers FanFest It will be a special day for Chargers fans of all ages and, best of all, it’s free. The parking lot will open at 9:00 a.m. and the stadium gates will open at 10 a.m
  • Mon., Aug. 04, 2014 2:50 PM - 5:00 PM PDT Training Camp Practice Training camp practice is open to the public. Gates to Chargers Park will open one hour before the start of each practice session. 
  • Thu., Aug. 07, 2014 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM PDT Countdown to Kickoff

    The official San Diego Chargers pre-game show.

  • Thu., Aug. 07, 2014 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM PDT Cowboys @ Chargers The Chargers open preseason play at home against the Dallas Cowboys.
  • Thu., Aug. 07, 2014 10:00 PM - 11:30 PM PDT Post-Game Show

    The official San Diego Chargers post-game show with exclusive interviews with Mike McCoy, Chargers players, phone calls and comments breaking down the game.

  • Sat., Aug. 09, 2014 9:20 AM - 11:30 AM PDT Training Camp Practice Training camp practice is open to the public. Gates to Chargers Park will open one hour before the start of each practice session.
  • Mon., Aug. 11, 2014 2:50 PM - 5:00 PM PDT Training Camp Practice Training camp practice is open to the public. Gates to Chargers Park will open one hour before the start of each practice session. 
  • Tue., Aug. 12, 2014 9:20 AM - 11:30 AM PDT Training Camp Practice Training camp practice is open to the public. Gates to Chargers Park will open one hour before the start of each practice session.
  • Fri., Aug. 15, 2014 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM PDT Countdown to Kickoff

    The official San Diego Chargers pre-game show.

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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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