Continuing their legacy of giving back to the community, the Chargers and StubHub Center Foundation joined forces at the LA Galaxy's celebration of Read Across America Day, a nation-wide celebration of children's author Dr. Seuss.
"Read Across America Day is great," said Denzel Perryman. "I always really enjoy the time with the kids and reading to them."
Read Across America Day was originally created to commemorate Dr. Seuss' birthday, and now serves as an annual celebration of reading and childhood literacy.
Thursday's event took place at various locations throughout StubHub Center. Over 250 second and third graders from Towne Elementary and Leapwood Elementary began their day by participating in a skills and drills camp before heading into the stadium for lunch. From there, each class was assigned to a reading or arts and crafts station. The students then got to meet Chargers players including Denzel Perryman, Damion Square and James Onwualu, Galaxy players as well as members of the Charger Girls.
"As players, we're always happy to contribute to the kids and the community," added James Onwualu. "Reading today was another way of doing that."
This was the second year in a row the Chargers and Galaxy partnered for the event.