The Los Angeles Chargers announced today the inaugural Los Angeles Chargers Invitational at Riviera, the team's official golf tournament that will benefit the Chargers Community Foundation and will take place at historic Riviera Country Club in Pacific Palisades on Monday, May 21.
"We're excited to partner with The Riviera Country Club in creating an event that combines Chargers football, a world-class golf experience and philanthropy," said Chargers President of Business Operations A.G. Spanos. "It doesn't get much better than golfing on a beautiful course, alongside some of your favorite players, for a great cause. The Invitational's not only going to be a fun day, it's going to help provide valuable resources to the community through the many programs the Chargers Community Foundation support."
"It is our pleasure to welcome the Los Angeles Chargers to host their annual charity golf event on the world-famous links of The Riviera Country Club," said Michael Yamaki, Corporate Officer of The Riviera Country Club. "We are proud to be the host venue for the most prominent sports teams in LA, as we have hosted the annual LA Lakers event for the past decade."
Head Coach Anthony Lynnand Hall of Fame running back *LaDainian Tomlinson *are among current Chargers players, staff and legends who will participate, along with select Hollywood celebrities and professional athletes, in the *Los Angeles Chargers Invitational at Riviera. The events will kick-off with the golf tournament in the morning of May 21, followed by a cocktail reception, silent and live auctions and an awards dinner that evening. The event will take place just three months after The Riviera Country Club – which has hosted two PGA Championships, a US Open, US Senior Open, US Amateur and will be the site of the 2028 Olympic Games golf event – hosted the PGA Tour's Genesis Open in February.
The Chargers have partnered with Arthur Bernier of Access Sports and Steve Webster of CMPR to produce the organization's inaugural invitational tournament benefitting the Chargers Community Foundation.
Founded by the Spanos family in 1995 to supplement the efforts of the team's Community Relations Department, the Chargers Community Foundation has led the way in honoring volunteers, assisting youth sports, and helping critical causes important to the region. Since its inception, the Foundation has provided more than $11 million in direct community assistance. Specifically, the Foundation has awarded more than $5 million in grants for athletic equipment and physical fitness programming in public schools; provided hundreds of thousands in funding to high school athletic programs through the annual Coach of the Week Program; and provided millions of dollars in assistance when disaster has struck, including more than $750,000 this past year to assist victims of Hurricane Harvey and the Southern California wildfires.
For information on the Los Angeles Chargers Invitational at Riviera, visit www.Chargers.com/golf.