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About Chargers Champions

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The Chargers Impact Fund has been providing funds to educational institutions for more than two decades. This passion for schools also led to the creation of the Chargers signature program, Chargers Champions, in 2000.

Since that time, Chargers Champions has provided more than $6 million to assist schools, teachers and students. Each year, the Chargers Champions School Grant Program allows public and private schools in San Diego- Imperial Counties to apply for badly-needed funding for physical fitness, nutrition or athletic programs on their campuses.

Since the beginning of the School Grant Program, more than 125 schools have received funding for various projects such as outdoor fitness trails, weight rooms, running tracks or even heart monitors and jogging program equipment.

Through the Chargers Champions School Grant Program, the Chargers are committed to improving the health and well-being of our region's children.

2020 Chargers Champions Grant Program

The Chargers Champions School Grant Program was created to assist schools with meeting some of the basic physical fitness, nutrition and athletic needs of their students.

2020 Grant Amounts:

  • High School - Grants up to $70,000
  • Middle School- Grants up to $40,000
  • Elementary School- Grants up to $30,000

Application must be electronically submitted by January 15, 2021, to receive consideration.

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2019 Chargers Champions Grant Recipients
Monte Vista High School $70,000- Weight Room Equipment
Bonita Vista High School $67,500- Weight Room Equipment
Mira Mesa High School $50,000- Weight Room Equipment
Hilltop High School $45,000- Indoor Rowing Project
KIPP Adelante Preparatory Academy $40,000- Field Equipment/Courts
Emerson Bandini Elementary School $2,500.00- Lap Trackers
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Recent Past Grant Recipients
Southwest High School $75,000- Weight Room Equipment
Crawford High School $60,000- Weight Room Equipment
San Ysidro High School $47,000- Weight Room Expansion
Knox Middle School $40,000- Outdoor Fitness Center
Monroe Clark Middle School $37,000- Cardio Fitness Center
Pacific Beach Middle School $35,000- Cycling Center/Program
Lewis Middle School $30,000- Indoor Fitness Center
Zamorano Elementary School $30,000- Fitness Equipment/Railyard Course
Perry Elementary School $29,000- Playground Renovation
Encanto Elementary School $20,000-Indoor Fitness Room/Outdoor Equipment
Discovery Elementary School $18,500- Running Track
King Chavez Athletics Academy $10,000- Fitness Tracking Wristbands
Bay Park Elementary School $8,000- Refurbish Outdoor Fitness Area
Joyner Elementary School $6,000- Fitness Equipment
Scripps Ranch High School $5,500- Football Equipment
Sunset Hills Elementary School $3,000- Healthy Snack Tables
Silver Strand Elementary School $2,500- Lap Tracking Equipment
Richland Elementary School $2,500- Lap Tracking Equipment
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Leadership Team- School Grant Selection Committee
Luis Castillo Chargers Alumnus
Kristin Crellin Vice President, School and Community Relations, SchoolsFirst Credit Union
Melissa Forrest President, San Diego/ Riverside Region iHeart Media
Scott Giusti Director Physical Education, Health & Athletics at SDUSD
Dr. Paul Gothold San Diego County Superintendent of Schools
Bill Gore Sheriff, San Diego County
Kimberley Layton Vice President External Affairs, Los Angeles Chargers
Jerry Sanders President, San Diego Regional Chamber of Commerce
Jerry Schniepp Commissioner, San Diego- Imperial Section, CIF
Music Watson Chief of Staff, San Diego County Office of Education
Chris Williams CEO - West Region, Marsh & McLennan Insurance Agency LLC