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Photos: Chargers/Vikings Special Olympics Unified Game
Ahead of Week 15, the Chargers and Vikings partnered to host a flag football game for Special Olympics athletes and partners from both Southern California and Minnesota prior to the Vikings/Chargers game at Dignity Health Sports Park. After the flag game, the teams were celebrated on the field prior to kickoff for their outstanding sportsmanship and passion.
Photos: Hayward Jr. Surprises Kids with Holiday Shopping Spree
Casey Hayward Jr., along with help from some teammates, played the role of Santa Claus earlier this week by surprising some deserving kids from the Irvine Chargers youth football team and the After School All-Stars with a Holiday shopping spree at Dick's Sporting Goods in Tustin.
Chargers Host 30th Annual Alex Spanos All-Star Classic
For the 30th straight season the top High School football players in the San Diego section gathered for the annual Alex Spanos All-Star Classic. This year's edition saw the North squad win for the fourth consecutive time, besting the South by a score of 44-7 on Saturday, December 14th, at Mesa College in San Diego, CA.
Photos: Bolts Grant Make-A-Wish for Aldahir Solis
Aldahir Solis, a 14-year-old from Panama, made his first trip to the U.S. to have his Make-A-Wish fulfilled by the Los Angeles Chargers. Aldahir visited Hoag Performance Center and signed a one-day contract with the team, toured the Chargers facilities, met the players and was surprised by his favorite player Keenan Allen with tickets to the Vikings game.
Photos: Chargers Partner with CUSD for eSports Tournament
On Tuesday, Charger Girls and former Chargers Defensive End Marcellus Wiley attended the championship round of the Compton Unified School District's E-Sports Tournament. After 2 months of E-Sports competition and STEM curriculum programming, the squad from Compton HS was crowned district champions, receiving Chargers tickets to commemorate their victory.
Photos: 2019 STEM on the Sidelines presented by Ducommun – Final Competition
Over the weekend, more than 30 teams from high schools across Southern California competed in the 2019 STEM on the Sidelines presented by Ducommun final competition at Dignity Health Sports Park. Over the course of a few weeks, students were tasked to code and build a device that launches mini footballs at a target. Each device was judged based on speed and accuracy with Tustin High School being crowned as the 2019 Champion.
Photos: Derek Watt Teams Up with JCPenney to Spread Holiday Cheer
Los Angeles Chargers fullback Derek Watt teamed up with JCPenney to spread Holiday Cheer by surprising 25 deserving kids from the Boys and Girls Club of Central Orange Coast with a shopping spree at the JCPenney at Southbay Pavilion in Carson.
Photos: Chargers Annual Shoe Giveaway
For nearly three decades, the Chargers have hosted an annual shoe giveaway for children from underserved communities. Each year, Chargers players and Charger Girls welcome local youth and join them for a fun-filled day of shopping. At the event, each child is paired with a player or Charger Girl who then lead them down the aisles in search of the perfect pair of shoes. This year, the team gave away 300 pairs of shoes to elementary students from Santa Ana Unified School District at WSS.
Photos: Chargers and Pacifico Make Impact with Beach Cleanup
The Los Angeles Chargers and Pacifico teamed up to host a private beach cleanup with Heal the Bay as part of the NFL's Huddle for 100. The group had the unique opportunity to explore marine pollution with a Heal the Bay educator and then became part of the solution by picking up over 80 pounds of trash at Mother's Beach in Long Beach.
Photos: Chargers DBs Spread Thanksgiving Spirit
Casey Hayward Jr. and Desmond King II got into the holiday spirit by hosting events for the community ahead of Thanksgiving. The Hayward Hands foundation, along with some help with the Jack Boyz, teamed up with United Way Orange County to serve a Thanksgiving meal to families at Washington Elementary School. Desmond King II was joined by his teammates at the Boys & Girls Club of Santa Ana to help serve dinner and distribute ready made meals to people in the surrounding neighborhood.
Photos: Chargers Host Fútbol Americano 101 / Jr. Chargers Training Camp with California Resources
The Los Angeles Chargers teamed up with California Resources Corporation, After-School All-Stars, Los Angeles and the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) to host a Fútbol Americano 101 Jr. Training Camp for students at Belvedere Middle School in East Los Angeles. Former Chargers cornerback, Antoine Cason and the Charger Girls taught kids NFL-style drills and showed them how to be active and healthy after school.
Photos: Chargers Host Play60 with San Manuel Band of Mission Indians
In honor of Native American Heritage Month, the Chargers and the San Manuel Band of Mission Indians teamed up to host a Play60 camp for the Boys & Girls Club of Greater Redlands-Riverside. Chargers Legend Kassim Osgood was on hand to help run the kids through football drills and emphasize the importance of staying active.
Photos: Chargers team up with Operation Gratitude
The Los Angeles Chargers teamed up with Operation Gratitude to assemble Care Kits for deployed troops. Active duty military, Chargers Staff, fans and the Charger Girls worked together to pack donated goods into the kits that will be shipped abroad to the troops. At the end of the event, Bolts fan and 24 year Army Veteran Ed Duran was surprised with two tickets to Superbowl LIV.
Bolts Teach Financial Literacy
The Los Angeles Chargers, with help from Chargers alumnus Kaasim Osgood and the Charger Girls, teamed up with Pacific Premier Bank for the final event at the Watts-Willowbrook Boys and Girls Club to teach kids about financial literacy. The participating kids were rewarded with a raffle which included prizes such as game tickets, signed gear and gift cards.
Photos: Chargers Host Dia De Los Muertos themed Fútbol Americano 101 Jr. Chargers Training Camp
The Los Angeles Chargers teamed up with California Resources Corporation, After-School All-Stars, Los Angeles and the Los Angeles Unified School District to host a special Dia De Los Muertos/Halloween-themed Futbol Americano 101 training camp for students at William Mulholland Middle School. Former Chargers cornerback Antione Cason and the Charger Girls attended our event teaching kids NFL-style drills & encouraging them to be healthy & active! Following the skills training, the kids participated in Dia de los Muertos arts and crafts such as skull painting, flower making and face painting!
Special thanks to LAUSD School Board Member, Scott Schmerelson and his Deputy Director for Community Engagement, Robert Jackson,Scott Abrams, District Director from the Office of Congressmember Brad Sherman, Representative Caroline Menjivar from the Office of Mayor Garcetti's East Valley Area, Lauren Padick, Field Deputy from the from the Office of Los Angeles City Councilmember Nury Martinez, and finally to the LAPD Officers Bocanegra and Scoggins, for stopping by and motivating our youth.
Photos: NFL Huddle to Intercept Cancer
The Chargers, NFL, and American Cancer Society invited fans and volunteers to join the fight against cancer by taking part in this huddle to positively impact those affected by cancer and learn about reducing risks while volunteering alongside Bolts players and the Charger Girls.
Photos: Chargers Host Fútbol Americano 101 Jr. Training Camp
The Los Angeles Chargers teamed up with California Resources Corporation, After-School All-Stars, Los Angeles and the Montebello Unified School District to host a Fútbol Americano 101 Jr. Training Camp to students at Bell Gardens Intermediate School. Former Chargers cornerback Antione Cason and the Charger Girls attended our event teaching kids NFL-style drills & showing them how to be healthy & active!
Alex Spanos Nominated for Salute to Service Award
The Chargers are proud to nominate Alex G. Spanos, the team's owner from 1984 to 2018, for the 2018 Salute to Service Award in recognition of his years of service in the United States Air Force and the Spanos family's decades-long support to our nation's military.