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Michael Davis Joins Bolts Book Club at BGC Metro LA
Chargers cornerback Michael Davis spent time with the Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro LA in Bell Gardens as part of the Bolts Book Club for Latino Heritage Month. The Bolts Book Club provides free books to students in Southern California schools in an effort to inspire love for reading and increase literacy rates in children.
Chargers Kickoff the Bolts Book Club Program
The Chargers Impact Fund celebrated the launch of its new program, Bolts Book Club, at the Boys and Girls Club Watts-Willowbrook Clubhouse. Chargers All-Pro Safety Derwin James Jr. and Cornerback Michael Davis joined the club members for a special reading session to encourage the students to read 20 minutes a day. In addition, the players participated and competed in a friendly competition using words learned through the digital platform, Rhymes with Reason, which teaches vocabulary through music.
Chargers Celebrate Bolt Academy Graduates at SoFi Stadium
Recently the Chargers celebrated our graduates of the Bolt Academy, an innovative career training and leadership program. The graduates had the great opportunity to see what it means to work for the Chargers on game days thanks to partnerships with the Chargers Impact Fund, Brotherhood Crusade, Inglewood Unified School District, and SoFi.
Chargers and the Chargers Impact Fund Distribute 750 Meals at 122nd St. Elementary School
Defensive lineman, Sebastian Joseph-Day, joined the Chargers and the Chargers Impact Fund to host a special assembly and distribute 750 meals to the 600+ students at 122nd St. Elementary School. In an effort to combat food insecurity in Los Angeles, the Impact Fund partnered with nonprofit, Blessings in a Backpack, to distribute these meals since they will provide essential nourishment during the weekends when students do not have access to school lunches.
Bolts Community Crew & Chargers Impact Fund Team Up with Blessings in a Backpack
Chargers players Sebastian Joseph-Day, JT Woods, Ja'Sir Taylor, Tanner Muse, Christian Covington, and CJ Okoye joined the Bolts Community Crew, Chargers staff and Chargers Impact Fund board members to help pack 750 bags of food items to be distributed to 122nd Street Elementary School students through the nonprofit Blessings in a Backpack
Chargers Stars, Legends, and More Gather for 4th Annual Chargers Invitational
Chargers stars including Justin Herbert and Derwin James, Jr., legends including LaDainian Tomlinson, and many more gathered at Rolling Hills Country Club for the 4th Annual Chargers Invitational benefitting the Los Angeles Chargers Impact Fund.
Chargers Impact Fund team up with LA Animal Services to Open Renovated Play Yards
Chargers players Joshua Palmer and Josh Harris, as well as Chargers Impact Fund Board Member and Chargers Legend Larry English, were on hand to celebrate the Impact Fund's donation and re-opening of renovated Play Yards at the East Valley Animal Shelter in Van Nuys. Joined by community dignitaries and representation from LA Animal Services, the group participated in a ceremonial ribbon-cutting, unveiling the newly-renovated Play Yards and auxiliary space to the public. Throughout the day, members of the Bolts Community Crew powered by Pacific Premier Bank volunteered at the shelter to make beds, blankets, and fill kongs for the dogs currently waiting for their fur-ever families at East Valley. The day concluded with the team joining up with Lazy Dog Restaurants to host an adoption event and covering the fees of the first 20 dogs adopted over the weekend.
Read Across America Day 2023
The Los Angeles Chargers Impact Fund celebrated the 2023 edition of Read Across America Day by hosting a group of 2nd graders from Santa Ana Unified School District. LS Josh Harris, WR Michael Bandy and team reporter Hayley Elwood joined to spend time with the kids and emphasize the joy of reading!!
Los Angeles Chargers Impact Fund to Celebrate Reopening of Team-Renovated Facilities at East Valley Animal Shelter with Adoption Event
The Chargers Impact Fund, along with team partner Lazy Dog Restaurants, will cover adoption fees for the first 20 dogs adopted at the newly-renovated East Valley location.
Chargers Celebrate Holidays by Giving Away New Bikes
The Chargers Impact Fund, in partnership with the Bikes For Kids Foundation and Pechanga, celebrated the holidays by giving away about 150 brand new bikes to second and third-graders at Mayo Elementary School in Compton. Khalil Mack, Cameron Dicker, and others were on hand to surprise the kids.
Chargers Renovate Dining Hall at U.S. Vets
The Chargers Impact Fund and Pepsi teamed up to sponsor the renovation of the dining hall at U.S. Vets – Long Beach. The renovation included a new coat of paint, new food pantry shelves, storage cabinets, tables, chairs and a reception desk. Chargers' Salute to Service Award nominee and DE, Morgan Fox, and OT, Austen Pleasants, joined for a special ribbon cutting ceremony for the re-opening of the dining hall.
The Chargers Impact Fund and Wallis Annenberg PetSpace Host First Downs for First Books Event
Earlier this week, the Chargers Impact Fund teamed up with PetSpace for an animal welfare-themed First Downs for First Books event with students from Lincoln Elementary School. Joined by players Cameron Dicker, Derrek Tuszka, and Chargers Pup, Brisket, the students read to adoptable animals, participated in arts and crafts, learned about service animals, and took part in a puppy yoga class.
Bolt Academy Commencement Celebration with Chargers & SoFi
Presented by SoFi, Bolt Academy is a collaborative partnership between the Los Angeles Chargers Impact Fund, Inglewood Unified School District, and Brotherhood Crusade, a nonprofit building power in South L.A. for over 50 years, created to prepare students for careers. The group came together at SoFi Stadium to celebrate the young scholars from the Bolt Academy who successfully completed and graduated from the program.
Chargers Host PREP Youth Flag Football Camp
The Chargers held a Chargers PREP Youth Football Camp through the Chargers Impact Fund, SkyOne Federal Credit Union, and Sonesta Hotels. The camp guided participants through technique drills and culminated in a tournament between the teams. Chargers players Donald Parham, Matt Feiler, Christian Covington and more served as special guests, helping coach the athletes and signing autographs after the camp.
Los Angeles Chargers Impact Fund Host Chargers PREP Youth Football Camp
This past weekend, the Los Angeles Chargers Impact Fund hosted Chargers PREP Youth Football Camp, a one-day camp for 250 young athletes to develop and prepare their skills for the next level of football at the Bolts practice field in Costa Mesa.
Chargers Hold 3rd Annual Golf Tournament Presented by CHLA
After a two-year hiatus, the Los Angeles Chargers Invitational golf tournament, presented by Children's Hospital Los Angeles, is back! Featuring current and former players, coaches and celebrities, this tournament directly benefits the Chargers Impact Fund.
Chargers Impact Fund & Derwin James Raise Awareness For Local Efforts to Address Baby Formula Shortage
The Los Angeles Chargers Impact Fund partnered with Derwin James to issue a PSA highlighting the work of Baby2Baby, a nonprofit dedicated to assisting children living in poverty with their basic necessities, in an effort to address the current national baby formula shortage. To learn more about how you can get involved, visit www.Baby2Baby.org.
Chargers Impact Fund & Dick's Sporting Goods Foundation Host Day of Education for Local Youth Sports Organizations
Earlier this month, the Bolts opened the doors to their practice facility – Hoag Performance Center – to over 200 educators, parks/rec staff, parents and youth football coaches for a day of education and training. Chargers corporate partner Lazy Dog provided lunch and the Chargers Impact Fund teamed up with the Dick's Sporting Goods Foundation and GENYOUth to provide flag football kits to attendees as a way to help implement flag football into their respective schools and communities.
First Downs for First Books with Brisket and Players
This week, the Los Angeles Chargers Impact Fund, JK Scott, Josh Harris, and Chargers Pup Brisket hosted a First Downs for First Books book giveaway and reading event for kids at the Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Los Angeles' Challengers Clubhouse.
Photos: Chargers Surprise Students with New Bikes
Joey Bosa, Uchenna Nwosu, Isaac Rochell, Michael Badgley and Justin Jones joined the Bikes for Kids Foundation and California Resources Corporation to surprise over 100 deserving students at Bennett-Kew Elementary School in Inglewood with new bikes.