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Chargers Champions Celebrates 20th Anniversary

The Chargers Community Foundation 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 and application deadline to be determined.

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2018 Chargers Champions Grant Recipients
Crawford High School $60,000- New Weight Room
Knox Middle School $40,000- Outdoor Fitness Center
Lewis Middle School $30,000- Indoor Fitness Room
Perry Elementary School $29,000- Playground Renovation
Encanto Elementary School $20,000- Indoor Fitness Room & Outdoor Equipment
Discovery Elementary School $18,500- Running Track
Bay Park Elementary School $8,000- Refurbished Outdoor Fitness Area
Silver Strand Elementary School $2,500- Lap Tracking Equipment
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Recent Past Grant Recipients
Southwest High School $75,000- New Weight/Fitness Room
Granite Hills High School $65,000- New Weight Room
Sweetwater High School $63,000- New Weight Room/Football Helmets
San Ysidro High School $47,000- Refurbish Weight Room
DePortola Middle School $40,000- Indoor Climbing Wall/ Aerobics Stations
Monroe Clark Middle School $37,000- Refurbish Weight/Fitness Room
Pacific Beach Middle School $35,000- New Indoor Cycling program
Laurel Elementary School $30,000- Running Track/ Obstacle Course
Zamarano Elementary School $30,000- Learning Labs/Railyard Course
Gage Elementary School $26,000- “Neuronasium”
San Elijo Middle School $16,000- Outdoor Patch Course Stations
Porter Elementary School $10,000- Physical Education Equipment
King-Chavez Elementary School $10,000- New Squord Activity Trackers
Joyner Elementary School $6,000- New P.E. Equipment
Sunset Hills Elementary School $3,000- New Outdoor Nutrition Break Tables
Scripps Ranch High School $5,500- Football Safety/Training Equipment
Richland Elementary School $2,500- New Lap Tracking System
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Leadership Team- School Grant Selection Team
Alberto Mier y Terán President & General Manager, KFMB
Bill Gore Sheriff, San Diego County
Jerry Sanders President, San Diego Regional Chamber of Commerce
Jerry Schniepp Commissioner, San Diego-Imperial Section, CIF
Kimberley Layton Vice President External Affairs, Los Angeles Chargers
Luis Castillo Chargers Alumnus
Melissa Forrest President, San Diego/ Riverside Region iHeart Media
Dr. Paul Gothold San Diego County Superintendent of Schools
Scott Giusti Director Physical Education, Health & Athletics at SDUSD
Music Watson Chief of Staff, San Diego County Office of Education
Chris Williams CEO - West Region, Marsh & McLennan Insurance Agency LLC
Kristin Crellin Vice President, School and Community Relations, SchoolsFirst Credit Union