To help kick off the start of the new season, the Bolts are hosting former players for a special Chargers Legends Weekend.
"There are so many great players who've helped build the legend of the lightning bolt," said A.G. Spanos, President of Business Operations. "We try to show our appreciation to all of them, and it's great to be able to do that to start out this season. It's always special to have our legends around no matter the generation they played. When you get them all together, you see the longevity and legacy of the team. And what's great to see is that no matter when they played, whether it was 50 years ago or if it was last season, it still means a lot to each one of them to say that he was a Charger."
On Saturday morning, Bolts Legends are invited to watch practice and then head to lunch with the current team. It will be an extraordinary chance for current Chargers to be able to meet and talk with those who have been in their positions before. The former players will then make their way to a cocktail party and dinner in the evening to celebrate their contributions to the organization.
Approximately 80 Chargers Legends will attend the season opener Sunday against the Kansas City Chiefs. During halftime, a special Legends ceremony will be held to honor all the players by the decades that they played. At the same time, former Chargers General Manager Bobby Beathard will be inducted into the Chargers Hall of Fame, as well as honored for his recent Pro Football Hall of Fame induction as a contributor.
Beathard joined the Bolts in 1990 and spent 10 seasons as the general manager. In 1994, he took the team to its first Super Bowl appearance after capturing the AFC Championship. Members of the '94 team including Mark Seay, Stan Humphries, Raylee Johnson, Dave Binn and John Carney will be in attendance, with Humphries accepting Beathard's award on his behalf.