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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.

2023 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.

2023 Grant Amounts:

  • Schools up to 500 students: $25,000
  • Schools from 501 – 999 students: $40,000
  • Schools with 1,000 students and up: $75,000

Chargers Champions School Grant Program

The Chargers Champions School Grant Program powered by SchoolsFirst Federal Credit Union has impacted the lives of students across San Diego and Imperial-Counties for over 2 decades. Learn more about the program here!

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2021/ 2022 Chargers Champions Grant Recipients
Morse High School$70,000
Mt. Carmel High School$60,000
Palo Verde High School$45,000
Hawthorne Elementary School$29,000
Empower Language Charter$28,500
Taft Middle School$10,000
Barnard Elementary School$8,500
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Leadership Team- School Grant Selection Committee
Luis CastilloChargers Alumnus
Kristin CrellinVice President, School and Community Relations, SchoolsFirst Credit Union
Terrell FletcherChargers Alumnus
Melissa ForrestPresident, San Diego/ Riverside Region iHeart Media
Scott GiustiDirector Physical Education, Health & Athletics at SDUSD
Dr. Paul GotholdSan Diego County Superintendent of Schools
Kelly MartinezSheriff, San Diego County
Joe HeinzCommissioner, San Diego- Imperial Section, CIF
Kimberley LaytonVice President External Affairs, Los Angeles Chargers
Mary Anne PintarChief of Staff, Congressman Scott Peters
Jerry SandersPresident, San Diego Regional Chamber of Commerce
Music WatsonChief of Staff, San Diego County Office of Education
Chris WilliamsCEO - West Region, Marsh & McLennan Insurance Agency LLC