The Los Angeles Chargers and Pacific Premier Bancorp., Inc., the holding company of Pacific Premier Bank, today announced a multi-year partnership renewal which will feature both organizations' continued dedication to giving back to local communities.
The extended partnership will build on the Chargers and Pacific Premier Bank's commitment to community outreach and empowerment with the launch of Bolts Community Crew, a new platform designed to connect Chargers fans to volunteer opportunities in the community. Fans will have the opportunity to volunteer at special events designed for the Bolts Community Crew or volunteer on their own for several nonprofit organizations partnered with the team. The platform will also provide an opportunity to engage with the community regarding social justice and equality.
To kick off Bolts Community Crew, the Chargers and Pacific Premier Bank employees will join forces—working remotely from home—to pack 5,000 hygiene kits supplied by Clean the World. The kits will then be distributed at Midnight Mission's skid-row facility to help reduce the risk of spreading infection for Angelenos who are experiencing homelessness.
"The Chargers are proud to continue our partnership with Pacific Premier Bank and together launch Bolts Community Crew, helping further our long-standing commitment to serve the community," said A.G. Spanos, President of Business Operations for the Chargers. "Bolts Community Crew is yet another avenue for us to provide help where help is needed – this time by harnessing the passion of the Chargers fanbase while leveraging not only the assets of our own organization, but those of a tremendous partner like Pacific Premier Bank to be a force for good across Southern California."
As part of today's announcement, the Chargers and Pacific Premier Bank will also donate 1,200 face masks to Boys and Girls Club Metro Los Angeles (BGCMLA) to distribute needed personal protective equipment (PPE) in the community.
"Pacific Premier's ongoing partnership with the Los Angeles Chargers has paved the way for innovative and effective programs to raise awareness for and meet the needs of our community at large. Through Bolts Community Crew, we hope to foster change as well as connections among community members through volunteerism in an exciting way," said Steve Gardner, Pacific Premier's Chairman, President, and CEO. "The Bank is dedicated to corporate practices that promote social responsibility and giving back to the community by participating in events and initiatives such as Salute to Service, honoring our military men and women, and Hunger Action Month through Feeding America."
Since the Chargers and Pacific Premier Bank first teamed up in 2017, community outreach has been a cornerstone of their partnership. In 2019, Pacific Premier Bank and the team hosted four financial literacy workshops with BGCMLA focused on teaching students the lessons and skills needed to properly manage their finances.
For more information on Bolts Community Crew, visit https://www.chargers.com/crew.
ABOUT LOS ANGELES CHARGERS
Now in their 61st season, the Chargers continue to stretch the imagination and put on the most exciting show in football. Behind the dramatic games, unforgettable highlights, beloved players, groundbreaking performances, idyllic Southern California setting and one of the best uniforms in the NFL lies an uncompromising drive for success – one rooted in toughness, resilience and old-fashioned hard work. A charter member of the American Football League, the franchise was established in Los Angeles in 1960 and called the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum home during its first year of existence. From 1961 to 2016, the team played in San Diego and advanced to five of the first six AFL Championship games ever played. The Chargers claimed the 1963 AFL title and later joined the National Football League when the two leagues merged in 1970. Since the merger, the Chargers have gone on to appear in Super Bowl XXIX and have captured an additional 10 division titles. The Chargers were purchased by construction leader, philanthropist and real estate developer Alex G. Spanos in 1984 and have been under the guidance of Spanos' eldest son Dean, the team's current Chairman of the Board, since 1994. Dean Spanos' sons – A.G. Spanos, President of Business Operations, and John Spanos, President of Football Operations – oversee the day-to-day operations of the franchise. The Chargers returned to Los Angeles in 2017 and, beginning with the 2020 season, will play their games in the franchise's new multi-billion-dollar SoFi Stadium home. For more information, call 1-877-CHARGERS or visit http://www.chargers.com.
ABOUT PACIFIC PREMIER BANCORP, INC.
Pacific Premier Bancorp, Inc. (Nasdaq: PPBI) is the parent company of Pacific Premier Bank, a California-based commercial bank focused on serving small, middle-market, and corporate businesses throughout the western United States in major metropolitan markets in California, Washington, Oregon, Arizona, and Nevada. Founded in 1983, Pacific Premier Bank has grown to become one of the largest banks in the western region of the United States, with approximately $20 billion in total assets. Pacific Premier Bank provides banking products and services, including deposit accounts, digital banking, and treasury management services, to businesses, professionals, entrepreneurs, real estate investors, and nonprofit organizations. Pacific Premier Bank also offers a wide array of loan products, such as commercial business loans, lines of credit, SBA loans, commercial real estate loans, agribusiness loans, franchise lending, home equity lines of credit, and construction loans. Pacific Premier Bank offers commercial escrow services and facilitates 1031 Exchange transactions through its Commerce Escrow division. Pacific Premier Bank offers clients IRA custodial services through its Pacific Premier Trust division, which has approximately $15 billion of assets under custody and approximately 44,000 client accounts comprised of self-directed investors, financial institutions, capital syndicators, and financial advisors. Additionally, Pacific Premier Bank provides nationwide customized banking solutions to Home Owners' Associations and Property Management companies. Pacific Premier Bank is an Equal Housing Lender and Member FDIC. For additional information about Pacific Premier Bancorp, Inc. and Pacific Premier Bank, visit our website: www.ppbi.com.