Charger players and alumni acted as celebrity waiters at the STAR/PAL Celebrity Waiter Luncheon to help raise funds for inner city youth.
While many eyes were on the NFL Draft to see which college prospects would be joining the Bolts, last Friday, several current and former Chargers took part in the 18th Annual STAR/PAL Celebrity Waiter Luncheon. Committed to giving back to the community, the Chargers have participated in this event for over a decade.
The Bolts were among numerous community VIPs who earned "tips" from attendees by serving as waiters. They took photos, signed autographs and entertained guests. The tips served as donations given back to STAR/PAL to help fundraise for their youth programs as the nonprofit organization is dedicated to serving thousands of underserved youth in San Diego with free academic, athletic and recreational programs year-round.
"I loved the event," said Desmond King. "It was great coming together with others and giving back to the community. I can't wait to do it again next year."
King was joined by teammates Trevor Williams and Denzel Perryman, as well as former Chargers Luis Castillo and Greg Camarillo. Overall, they helped STAR/PAL raise over $195,000 for inner-city youth sports programs through a fun filled day.
"It's an amazing event that really helps underserved kids have access to sports, mentorship and leadership programs," mentioned Castillo. "I remember being a celebrity waiter when I was still playing and it was always one of my favorite events. To come back and participate now as an alumni is a really great feeling."