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Photos: Hayward Jr. Surprises Kids with Holiday Shopping Spree
Casey Hayward Jr., along with help from some teammates, played the role of Santa Claus earlier this week by surprising some deserving kids from the Irvine Chargers youth football team and the After School All-Stars with a Holiday shopping spree at Dick's Sporting Goods in Tustin.
The Chargers Impact Fund and Annenberg PetSpace Team Up for First Downs for First Books Event
The Chargers Impact Fund teamed up with the Wallis Annenberg PetSpace to bring out deserving students from the Boys & Girls Club of Metro Los Angeles for an educational day with adoptable pets. Joined by Chris Rumph, the students read to the animals and created arts and crafts while learning the importance of service dogs and how to care for pets. This event was part of the Chargers Impact Fund's First Downs for First Books program and saw every child receive two free books to take home with them.
Austin Ekeler Talks Youth Wellness at Bethune Middle School
Chargers Running Back Austin Ekeler visited Bethune Middle School in Los Angeles Unified to speak to over 200 students on the 'Four Quarters of Youth Wellness' – Breakfast, Mindfulness, Physical Activity and Sleep. Following the event, each student received a pillow courtesy of Sleep Number, and LAUSD was gifted with 300 flag football kits for their elementary and middle school P.E. programs.
Bolts Players, Ownership Volunteer for Hunger Action Month
Last week, in recognition of September as Hunger Action Month – Chargers Rookies, Chris Harris Jr., and team ownership all took time out of their schedules to partner with Melissa's Produce and the Los Angeles Regional Food Bank by packing boxes of food for Compton's Anderson Elementary and the Salvation Army Siemon Youth & Community Center.
Kenneth Murray Under the Friday Night Lights
Chargers Linebacker Kenneth Murray made a special visit to El Modena High School to watch some prep football, flip the coin before kickoff, and honor Coach Matt Mitchell for previously being named the Bolt's HS Coach of the Week.
Snoop Dogg, Keenan Allen and Tom Telesco Surprise Inglewood Chargers with New Uniforms
Earlier this week, the Chargers and Nike finalized a donation of brand new custom uniforms for the Inglewood Chargers of the Snoop Youth Football League. Wide receiver Keenan Allen, General Manager Tom Telesco, and Rapper Snoop Dogg were all on hand to present the jerseys. The Chargers also provided funding to underwrite the registration fees of all approximately 150 players for the 2021 season.
On the 20th Anniversary of 9/11 Chargers Legends Pack Meals for Those In-Need
Chargers Legends Antonio Gates and Marcellus Wiley joined members of the Bolts Community Crew – powered by Pacific Premier Bank – to volunteer at the Los Angeles Meal Pack honoring those lost on 9/11. All meals packaged during the LA Meal Pack are donated and distributed by Feeding America-affiliated food banks to assist children, families, seniors, and military veterans at risk of hunger.
Chargers Pay Respects with Helmet Donation
This week, the Chargers finalized a donation of 150 Xenith football helmets to Compton Centennial and Gardena High Schools as the two teams faced each other on the gridiron. The donation came about after the devastating shooting deaths of two students, who each attended the respective schools, in late 2020. During the game, each team wore stickers on their helmets with the students' initials.
Compton Centennial notched their first win of the season, beating Gardena 20-18 in overtime.
Girl Scouts Flag Football powered by Nike
Last Saturday, nearly 150 local Girl Scouts came together for a day of flag football skills and fundamentals on the Bolts' training camp fields at Jack Hammett Sports Complex. Participants heard from Chargers GM Tom Telesco and also received tickets to the team's preseason game vs. the 49ers at SoFi Stadium.
Bolt Academy Graduation Celebration with Chargers & Sofi
Presented by SoFi, Bolt Academy is a collaborative partnership between the Los Angeles Chargers Impact Fund, Inglewood Unified School District, and Brotherhood Crusade, a nonprofit building power in South L.A. for over 50 years, created to prepare students for careers. On July 21st, the group came together at SoFi Stadium to celebrate the 14 young scholars from the Bolt Academy who successfully completed and graduated from the program.
Derwin James and Oakley Host Free Vision Clinic with OneSight
On Sunday, Derwin James and Oakley teamed up with nonprofit OneSight to host a free vision clinic for kids and families in Inglewood's Edward Vincent Jr. Park. Attendees were given comprehensive eye exams and screenings, as well as a brand new set of prescription glasses.
Chargers x Nike '11-On'
The Chargers hosted their first Nike 11-On this past Sunday at Long Beach Poly High School. 8 prep football programs from throughout Southern California were on hand to hear from Head Coach Brandon Staley before competing in 7v7 drills, lineman challenges, character discussions and team building exercises.
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Chargers Partner with Fresh Vine Wine, Co-Owned by Nina Dobrev & Julianne Hough
The Chargers announced a new multi-year partnership with Fresh Vine Wine, owned by entrepreneurs Nina Dobrev and Julianne Hough, to feature their wine at select bars at SoFi Stadium! To celebrate the announcement, Dobrev and Hough cheered on the Chargers at the team's first home game at SoFi Stadium on Sunday, August 22.
Chargers, SoFi Celebrate Bolt Academy Graduation Event
In partnership with the Los Angeles Chargers Impact Fund, Inglewood Unified School District, and Brotherhood Crusade, SoFi celebrated the graduation of 14 young scholars from the Bolt Academy program. The program is designed to offer juniors and seniors from Inglewood high schools the opportunity to participate in a six month after-school program to develop leadership and job-readiness skills.
Nina Dobrev and Julianne Hough Vlog Their Trip to SoFi Stadium
Entrepreneurs Nina Dobrev and Julianne Hough crash the Los Angeles Chargers vs. San Francisco 49ers preseason game at SoFi Stadium! Join them for a vlog of their tour of the one-of-a-kind NFL stadium as they promote their lifestyle wine brand, Fresh Vine Wine.
Chargers and Nike Host Girl Scouts Flag Football Event
Nearly 150 local Girl Scouts came together for a day of flag football skills and fundamentals on the Bolts' training camp fields at Jack Hammett Sports Complex.
Los Angeles Chargers and Fresh Vine Wine Announce Partnership
Celebrities Nina Dobrev and Julianne Hough partner with the Chargers for a new SoFi Stadium offering.
Los Angeles Chargers Sign Andre Roberts
The Los Angeles Chargers today signed wide receiver/return specialist Andre Roberts and waived wide receiver KJ Hill Jr.
Coming Soon | All In: Episode 5
Get an all-access look at how Chargers wide receiver duo Keenan Allen & Mike Williams cause problems for defenses across the league. Check out episode 5 of All In on Chargers' YouTube and Chargers.com Friday October 22.
Bolt Up: Chargers vs. Ravens Hype Video
The Chargers will travel to Baltimore to take on the Baltimore Ravens in Week 6.
Chargers Elevate Cole Christiansen and Breiden Fehoko; Downgrade Nasir Adderley
The Los Angeles Chargers today activated linebacker Cole Christiansen and defensive lineman Breiden Fehoko from the practice squad for Sunday's game. In addition, the Bolts downgraded safety Nasir Adderley to out.
Los Angeles Chargers Sign Guard Senio Kelemete; Place Oday Aboushi on Injured Reserve
The Los Angeles Chargers today signed guard Senio Kelemete to the active roster from San Francisco's practice squad and placed guard Oday Aboushi on Reserve/Injured.
Bolt Up: Chargers vs. Browns Hype Video
The Bolts will take on the Cleveland Browns in Week 5 at SoFi Stadium.
Los Angeles Chargers Activate Cornerback Ryan Smith
The Los Angeles Chargers today activated cornerback Ryan Smith from Reserve/Injured; Designated for Return.
All In: Episode 4 | Here to Win
At 3-1, the Los Angeles Chargers are off to their hottest start in seven years. Take an all-access deep dive into their Week 3 victory over Patrick Mahomes and the Kansas City Chiefs and their Week 4 win vs. Derek Carr and the Las Vegas Raiders on Monday Night Football.
Coming Soon | All In: Episode 4
Get a behind the scenes look at the Chargers back to back wins against divisional opponents. Check out episode 4 of All In powered by Pepsi on Chargers' YouTube and Chargers.com Friday October 7.
Bolt Up: Chargers vs. Raiders Hype Video
The Bolts will take on the Las Vegas Raiders in primetime on Monday Night Football in Week 4 at SoFi Stadium.
Los Angeles Chargers Sign Forrest Merrill; Place Justin Jones and Kenneth Murray Jr. on Injured Reserve
The Los Angeles Chargers today signed defensive lineman Forrest Merrill to the active roster. In corresponding moves, defensive lineman Justin Jones and linebacker Kenneth Murray Jr., were placed on Reserve/Injured. The team also activated defensive lineman Breiden Fehoko from the practice squad for Monday night's game.
Los Angeles Chargers Sign Joe Gaziano to Active Roster
The Los Angeles Chargers today signed defensive lineman Joe Gaziano to the active roster. His promotion to the active roster comes after the team waived defensive lineman Eric Banks yesterday.
Chargers Elevate Emeke Egbule and Joe Gaziano; Downgrade Justin Jones
The Los Angeles Chargers today activated outside linebacker Emeke Egbule and defensive lineman Joe Gaziano from the practice squad for Sunday's game. In addition, the Bolts downgraded defensive lineman Justin Jones to out.
Bolt Up: Chargers at Chiefs Hype Video
Get hyped for our first divisional matchup against AFC West rival, Kansas City Chiefs.
All In: Episode 3 | DJ
The last time Derwin James played a full season in the NFL, he was an All-Pro...in two positions. After battling through injuries the past two seasons, Derwin makes his return in 2021 as one of the Chargers captains. Take an all-access look at both sides of his life: on the field as a leader of Brandon Staley's defense and off the field as a new father.
Coming Soon | All In: Episode 3
Get an exclusive look at the making of Chargers safety Derwin James and how he changes the Bolts defense. Check out episode 3 of All In powered by Pepsi on Chargers' YouTube and Chargers.com Friday September 24.
Bolt Up: Chargers vs. Cowboys Hype Video
The Bolts will take on the Cowboys in the 2021 SoFi Stadium opener.
Chargers Elevate Joe Gaziano to Active Roster
The Los Angeles Chargers today activated defensive lineman Joe Gaziano from the practice squad for Sunday's game.
Los Angeles Chargers Sign Michael Schofield III
The Los Angeles Chargers today signed guard/tackle Michael Schofield III. In a corresponding move, the team placed tackle Bryan Bulaga on Reserve/Injured.
Bolt Up: Chargers at Washington Hype Video
The Bolts fly to Washington, D.C. to take on the Washington Football Team for their 2021 season opener.
All In: Episode 2 | Joe & Justin
Get an all-access look at Justin Herbert's preparations for year 2: behind the scenes at an NFL promo shoot, a peek inside the huddle during the Chargers' 2021 training camp and, of course, the story behind his famous victory brisket.
Los Angeles Chargers Re-Sign Kemon Hall
The Los Angeles Chargers today signed cornerback Kemon Hall. In a corresponding move, the team placed cornerback Ryan Smith on Reserve/Injured.
Chargers Announce Practice Squad and Claim Two Players Off Waivers
The Los Angeles Chargers signed 12 players to the practice squad and made additional roster moves.