The Los Angeles Chargers are as dedicated to making an impact in the community as they are on the field, and on Wednesday, that meant a special visit to Children's Hospital Los Angeles.
Nick Dzubnar and Desmond King spent the evening cheering up young patients, reading several stories under the stars that brought a smile to the children's faces.
"It was great," said Dzubnar. "This was my first hospital visit at CHLA, and I didn't know what to expect, but it was a lot of fun to spend time with these kids. Desmond and I had a great time. The kids are awesome, so it's always great to do this type of stuff."
What made this a particularly special afternoon is that King read a story that he co-wrote with his mother titled "I May Be Little, But I Play Big!"
The book tells the story of a young boy known only as little guy. He joins a local football team, but is much smaller than all of his teammates. No one gives him much of a shot, but after their star player is injured, little guy is thrust into action and ends up scoring the game-winning touchdown in the championship game.
"It was awesome," King said. "It was great to come here and be a part of something great in the community. It's awesome to be around kids and read to them. It felt really great to read my book. Making and creating that book is something I always wanted to do for children, so it was awesome to be able to do that today in the community."