Last Thursday, rookie center-guard Scott Quessenberry joined the San Diego community to unveil a new athletic field at the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater San Diego's William J. Oakes branch. Funded through a $50,000 donation from the Chargers and LISC (Local Initiatives Support Corporation), the full-sized multipurpose synthetic turf field will provide kids of the Logan Heights community a brand-new area to play soccer, football and more.
"We wish to thank the Los Angeles Chargers for their generous contribution to the Boys and Girls Club of San Diego's Barrio Logan neighborhood," said Ricardo Flores, executive director of LISC San Diego. "By continuing to support the NFL's Grassroots program here in San Diego, the Chargers will brighten the lives of countless young athletes and their families for years to come."
Being able to participate in this event was special to Quessenberry, as he grew up in San Diego. Though he wasn't a member of the Boys & Girls Club as a kid, many of his basketball and football practices were held at his local Boys & Girls Club branch.
After the ribbon cutting ceremony, Quessenberry spent time with the kids playing flag football, signing autographs and taking pictures. Additionally, he shared some advice with the 50-plus kids, specifically highlighting the value of teamwork. He explained how working together can produce great outcomes, much like how the Chargers, LISC and the Boys & Girls Club working together created a great new place for them to play.
The Chargers' 2018 training camp schedule is official, so mark your calendars to watch the Bolts prepare for the upcoming season! The team will hold 14 practices open to the public between July 28 and August 23. For more information, please visit www.chargers.com/camp.
This week, the Chargers and rookie offensive lineman Scott Quessenberry joined LISC San Diego to unveil a new turf field at William J. Oakes Boys and Girls Club in San Diego.