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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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Organization City
Abraham Lincoln High School Los Angeles, CA
Antelope Valley Panthers Youth Football and Cheer Lancaster, CA
Arroyo Valley High School Football Riverside, CA
Belmont High School Los Angeles, CA
Benjamin Franklin High School Los Angeles, CA
Boys & Girls Club of Santa Barbara, Inc. Santa Barbara, CA
Camarillo Roadrunners Youth Football Camarillo, CA
Charter Oak Youth Football and Cheer Covina, CA
Cleveland High School Winnetka, CA
Covina Vikings Youth Football and Cheer West Covina, CA
East L.A. Bulldogs Youth Football and Cheer Monterey Park, CA
Falcons Youth and Family Services Gardena, CA
Felicitas and Gonzalo Mendez High School Los Angeles, CA
Fillmore Youth Football (AKA: Fillmore Raiders) Fillmore, CA
Friends of Blair Football Duarte, CA
Golden Empire Youth Tackle Football Bakersfield, CA
High Desert Diamonds Pop Warner Football and Cheer Victorville, CA
Huntington Park Youth Football and Cheer Los Angeles, CA
Inland Valley Hurricanes Youth Athletics Corporation Murrieta, CA
Kaiser High School Fontana, CA
Lakewood Pop Warner Downey, CA
Los Angeles Jaguars Youth Football and Cheer Los Angeles, CA
Los Angeles Jr. All American Football Hawthorne, CA
Marina JR. All-American Football and Cheer Huntington Beach, CA
Mark's Mentoring & Sports Program, Inc. Los Angeles, CA
Maywood Center for Enriched Studies Maywood, CA
Mendez High School Los Angeles, CA
Moreno Valley Pop Warner Moreno Valley, CA
Morningside High School Inglewood, CA
Murrieta Junior All American Football & Cheer Murrieta, CA
Newport Beach Seahawks Newport Beach, CA
Norte Vista High School Riverside, CA
Orange Youth Football Tustin, CA
Pasadena Panthers Inc Pasadena, CA
Rancho Cucamonga Pop Warner Fontana, CA
Rancho Dominguez Preparatory School Long Beach, CA
Salesian High School Los Angeles, CA
San Marcos Pop Warner San Marcos, CA
Sherman Oaks Center for Enriched Studies West Hills, CA
Sotomayor Academies Los Angeles, CA
South Bay Packers Youth Football and Cheer Los Angeles, CA
South Bay Spartans Scholar Athletes Youth Development League Carson, CA
South Gate Youth Football, Inc. South Gate, CA
South Pasadena Jr. All-American Youth Football South Pasadena, CA
South Valley Raiders Lake Balboa, CA
Southeast Ventura County YMCA Thousand Oaks, CA
St. Francis De Sales Encino, CA
St. John Bosco High School Bellflower, CA
Tri-City Gators Lake Elsinore, CA
Valencia High School Valencia, CA
Victorville Storm Youth Association Victorville, CA
Westminster High School Westminster, CA
X Flag Football NFL Youth Flag Fallbrook, 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: www.NFLFoundation.org.

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