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Los Angeles Chargers and USA Football Award NFL Foundation-Funded Grants to Local Youth and School-Based Football Programs

USA Football, the sport's national governing body and a member of the U.S. Olympic Committee, and the Los Angeles Chargers recently awarded grants for new equipment, uniforms and other resources to youth and scholastic football programs throughout Southern California.

USA Football's grant program will award over $1.5 million in resources to benefit young athletes in 2018, based on merit, need and a school's or sports organization's commitment to coaching education and best practices. USA Football has awarded more than $10 million in grants to school-based and youth football programs since 2006.

Grants are valued up to $1,500 apiece and provide the following resources from USA Football partners:

  • Tackle football equipment from Riddell
  • Flag football equipment from NFL FLAG powered by USA Football
  • Uniforms from Badger Sportswear
  • Practice equipment from Tackle Tube, Shawdowman Sports and Gilman Gear
  • Field-building financial support from FieldTurf
  • Background checks from Peopletrail
  • Field equipment from Port-A-Field

USA Football grants are funded by the NFL Foundation, the league's nonprofit organization representing its 32 clubs. Its mission is to support the health, safety and wellness of athletes, youth football and the communities which support the game. USA Football is the official youth football development partner of the NFL.

"We're excited to support youth football programs from across Southern California through this incredible partnership with USA Football and the NFL Foundation," said Chargers President of Business Operations A.G. Spanos. "It's incumbent upon us to promote best practices for young athletes through health and safety education programs. These grants, just one of many programs through USA Football that help better the game, enable us to provide vital resources to deserving programs in need which, in turn, makes the game safer for all who love to play it."

"USA Football, in partnership with the Los Angeles Chargers, the NFL Foundation and our partners, is pleased to assist leagues and school-based programs by providing resources and equipment to help young athletes have a great football experience," said USA Football CEO Scott Hallenbeck. "Supporting programs through our grants is one of the ways for us to show how we value the thousands of athletic directors, coaches and youth league leaders who do inspiring work for their kids through football."

Los Angeles area youth and school-based school programs awarded a 2018 USA Football Grant

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Abraham Lincoln High SchoolLos Angeles, CA
Antelope Valley Panthers Youth Football and CheerLancaster, CA
Arroyo Valley High School FootballRiverside, CA
Belmont High SchoolLos Angeles, CA
Benjamin Franklin High SchoolLos Angeles, CA
Boys & Girls Club of Santa Barbara, Inc.Santa Barbara, CA
Camarillo Roadrunners Youth FootballCamarillo, CA
Charter Oak Youth Football and CheerCovina, CA
Cleveland High SchoolWinnetka, CA
Covina Vikings Youth Football and CheerWest Covina, CA
East L.A. Bulldogs Youth Football and CheerMonterey Park, CA
Falcons Youth and Family ServicesGardena, CA
Felicitas and Gonzalo Mendez High SchoolLos Angeles, CA
Fillmore Youth Football (AKA: Fillmore Raiders)Fillmore, CA
Friends of Blair FootballDuarte, CA
Golden Empire Youth Tackle FootballBakersfield, CA
High Desert Diamonds Pop Warner Football and CheerVictorville, CA
Huntington Park Youth Football and CheerLos Angeles, CA
Inland Valley Hurricanes Youth Athletics CorporationMurrieta, CA
Kaiser High SchoolFontana, CA
Lakewood Pop WarnerDowney, CA
Los Angeles Jaguars Youth Football and CheerLos Angeles, CA
Los Angeles Jr. All American FootballHawthorne, CA
Marina JR. All-American Football and CheerHuntington Beach, CA
Mark's Mentoring & Sports Program, Inc.Los Angeles, CA
Maywood Center for Enriched StudiesMaywood, CA
Mendez High SchoolLos Angeles, CA
Moreno Valley Pop WarnerMoreno Valley, CA
Morningside High SchoolInglewood, CA
Murrieta Junior All American Football & CheerMurrieta, CA
Newport Beach SeahawksNewport Beach, CA
Norte Vista High SchoolRiverside, CA
Orange Youth FootballTustin, CA
Pasadena Panthers IncPasadena, CA
Rancho Cucamonga Pop WarnerFontana, CA
Rancho Dominguez Preparatory SchoolLong Beach, CA
Salesian High SchoolLos Angeles, CA
San Marcos Pop WarnerSan Marcos, CA
Sherman Oaks Center for Enriched StudiesWest Hills, CA
Sotomayor AcademiesLos Angeles, CA
South Bay Packers Youth Football and CheerLos Angeles, CA
South Bay Spartans Scholar Athletes Youth Development LeagueCarson, CA
South Gate Youth Football, Inc.South Gate, CA
South Pasadena Jr. All-American Youth FootballSouth Pasadena, CA
South Valley RaidersLake Balboa, CA
Southeast Ventura County YMCAThousand Oaks, CA
St. Francis De SalesEncino, CA
St. John Bosco High SchoolBellflower, CA
Tri-City GatorsLake Elsinore, CA
Valencia High SchoolValencia, CA
Victorville Storm Youth AssociationVictorville, CA
Westminster High SchoolWestminster, CA
X Flag Football NFL Youth FlagFallbrook, CA

About USA Football: USA Football designs and delivers premier educational, developmental and competitive programs to advance and grow the sport. As the sport's national governing body, member of the U.S. Olympic Committee and organizer of the U.S. National Team for international competition, USA Football partners with leaders in medicine, child advocacy and athletics to support positive football experiences for youth, high school and other amateur players.

About The NFL Foundation: The National Football League Foundation is a non-profit organization dedicated to improving the lives of those touched by the game of football – from players at all levels to communities across the country. The NFL Foundation represents the 32 NFL clubs and supports the health, safety and wellness of athletes, youth football, and the communities that support our game. For more information on The NFL Foundation, visit:

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