The Los Angeles Chargers will continue to raise funds for the American Red Cross Wildfire Relief efforts and local fire department foundations and will honor local heroes this Sunday, November 25 at ROKiT Field at StubHub Center. Kickoff is set for 1:05 p.m. PST. The team will don their royal blue Color Rush uniform.
Chargers Color Rush roller banners will be passed out to all fans entering the stadium, presented by the San Manuel Band of Mission Indians.
Just prior to kickoff, Ventura County Firefighter Mike Williams will handle the ceremonial firing of the cannon. During the recent fires in Ventura County, Williams bravely battled the fires in his Oak Park neighborhood saving many homes while watching his own home go down in flames. Although some homes were lost, neighbors credit Williams with reducing the number of homes destroyed.
During the third quarter, volcanologist Jess Phoenix will be recognized for her efforts in rescuing several horses from the wildfires and bringing them to safety. Phoenix is part of Southern California Equine Emergency Evacuation, a 13,000 member-strong community of horse lovers who have space to shelter animals or own trailers to rescue them when disaster strikes. When evacuations were ordered, Phoenix used her rescue training and jumped to action. She risked her life driving her two-horse trailer into the fire zone to help rescue stranded horses, starting in the city of Agoura Hills and later moving west into the rugged equestrian community of Hidden Valley, located in the Santa Monica Mountains.
Additionally, the Chargers have provided tickets to first responders from LA City, LA County and Ventura County to attend Sunday's game and will once again put proceeds from the team's weekly 50/50 raffle towards relief efforts. Last week's 50/50 raffle raised $11,325 for the LA County Fire Department Foundation. This week's recipients will be both the LA County Fire Department Foundation and LA City Fire Department Foundation. LA City Fire will send a portion of the funds raised to the Ventura County Fire Department Widow, Orphans and Assistance Fund.
CALL TO ACTION
Last week, the Chargers made a $250,000 donation to the American Red Cross Wildfire Relief efforts and will – for the second consecutive week – hold an in-game text fundraiser with messages from the players running throughout the game. Fans will be encouraged to join the Chargers in donating to the American Red Cross by using their mobile phones and following the scoreboard prompts.
ITEM OF THE GAME
Each week of a Chargers home game, fans receive a 30 percent discount on a select item of the game that matches the team's gameday colors. This week's featured item will be a Chargers Color Rush Bolt Hat by New Era. The discount is good online and in-stadium. The 30 percent discount cannot be combined with other discounts.
Prior to kickoff, the National Anthem will be performed by singer Haley Reinhart, who at age 20, competed on season 10 of American Idol, eventually finishing in third place. The following year, Reinhart made her full-length debut with Listen Up!, a 2012 Interscope Records release that premiered at #17 on the Billboard 200 chart. A milestone year for Reinhart, 2015 marked the release of "Can't Help Falling in Love" (a song included on her 2016 sophomore album "Better"). To date, Reinhart's Postmodern Jukebox contributions have garnered more than 112 million views on YouTube.
The San Manuel Band of Mission Indians Honor Guard and Bird Singers will present the colors during the National Anthem.
CHARGERS MILITARY HEROES OF THE WEEK
During the first quarter, the Chargers will honor two service members as the Chargers Military Heroes of the Week:
First Lieutenant Brad Kramer has proudly served in the United States Marine Corps for 13 years. Kramer attended boot camp at Parris Island in 2003. In 2004, he deployed to Iraq in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom and while conducting security operations at the police station in the city of Haditha, Iraq, Kramer's unit platoon was attacked during their guard turnover. Kramer was hit in both arms and legs by a Russian style 60-millimeter mortar round. Three other Marines were also injured during the midnight attack. For his bravery and sacrifices, Kramer was awarded the Purple Heart, the Combat Action Ribbon, the Humanitarian Service Medal, the Iraqi Campaign Medal, and more.
First Sergeant **Marcus Wilson** proudly served our country for 13 years in the United States Marine Corps. In 2006 while on deployment to Iraq, he was seriously wounded when his Humvee was hit by an IED. Wilson was the sole survivor of the attack. He completed over 42 surgeries followed by three years of rehabilitation. After recovering from his injuries, Wilson was transferred to the School of Infantry to serve as the Infantry Battalion, Operations Chief. Wilson was selected to the rank of First Sergeant in January of 2014. Wilson's awards and recognitions include the Navy Commendation Medal, the Purple Heart, the Navy Achievement Medal, and more.
LET'S GET SOCIAL
The Chargers are encouraging fans attending or watching the game from home to share their excitement and post photos using the hashtag #ChargersTailgate. Fans who post photos using the #ChargersTailgate on Twitter and Instagram have a chance to be featured on the official Los Angeles Chargers website, Chargers.com. Fans around the world can join the conversation about Sunday's game by using #AZvsLAC.
- Fans attending Sunday's game are reminded that only the following may be carried into NFL stadiums:
- Bags that are clear plastic, vinyl or PVC and do not exceed 12" x 6" x 12." (Official NFL team logo clear plastic tote bags are available through club merchandise outlets or at nflshop.com).
- One-gallon clear plastic freezer bag (Ziploc bag or similar).
- Small clutch bags, approximately the size of a hand (no larger than 4.5"x 6.5"), with or without a handle or strap can be taken into the stadium with one of the clear plastic bag options.
- An exception will be made for medically needed items after proper inspection at gate entrances.
- Prohibited items include but are not limited to: Purses larger than a clutch bag, strollers, sports balls, coolers, briefcases, backpacks, fanny packs, cinch bags, luggage of any kind, computer bags and camera bags or any bag larger than the permissible size. StubHub Center prohibits the wearing of masks or costumes covering the face while passing through stadium security upon entry, on the concourse and at all concession/merchandise locations. Masks or costumes covering the face may be worn, however, within the stadium bowl in the ticketed seating area. Additionally, costume pieces (e.g., shoulder pads or props) that do not conceal identity may be worn but must pass through stadium metal detectors and are subject to further security screening.
- Smoking is prohibited at StubHub Center. Refrain from smoking inside or near the stadium.
For fans driving to the game, the parking lot will open at 9:00 a.m., four hours before kickoff. Fans can follow @chargersgameday on Twitter for traffic and parking lot updates from the stadium.
CHARGERS WARN FANS TO BEWARE OF FRAUDULENT TICKETS
The Chargers and the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department are warning fans to be mindful of the existence of an increased dispersal of fraudulent tickets. The Chargers stress that the only way to assure ticket authenticity is to purchase tickets directly through the team, Chargers.com, Ticketmaster or the NFL's official resale provider – NFL.com/TicketExchange. Tickets obtained from other sources run the risk of being counterfeit.