Hometown Hero: Keisha Daniels
For their final Hometown Hero of the 2020 NFL season, the Chargers honored Keisha Daniels for her work with Sisters of Watts, a nonprofit that's dedicated to serving underprivileged communities in Southern California, and especially for all her efforts through Sisters of Watts to provide relief to these communities during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
Hometown Hero: Keith Johnson
The Chargers Honored Keith Johnson as their Hometown Hero in Week 12. Born and raised in South LA, Keith Graduated from Locke High School and attended UCLA and Biola University to study ministry. He created a sports-based youth development program, Falcons Youth and Family Services with a focus Hunger relief, character development, and health and wellness. Do you know someone making a positive impact in the community? Click here to nominate them to be our next hometown hero.
Hometown Hero: Battalion Chief Eddie Sell
The Chargers Honored Battalion Chief Eddie Sell as their Hometown Hero in Week 11. Eddie has served on the Long Beach Firefighters Association as a director and now volunteers as a Southern Director for CSFA. Eddie has responded to large scale incidents throughout his career including wildfires, high-rise fires, civil unrest, mass casualty incidents, technical rescues, hazardous materials incidents, and the COVID-19 pandemic that has affected our world.
Hometown Hero: Jamal Ali
The Chargers honored Merging Vets & Players (MVP) member, Jamal Ali as their Hometown Hero in Week 10 for his volunteer work alongside fellow veterans on programs supporting rescue animals, promoting mental health awareness, and using physical activities such as surfing as a way to stay connected to the veteran community.
Chargers Sign Panamanian Boy Fighting Hodgkins Lymphoma to a One-Day Contract
The Bolts signed Aldahir Solís, a 14-year old boy from Panama battling Hodgkins lymphoma, to a special one-day contract with the team. They also surprised him with tickets to a Chargers game courtesy of his favorite player, Keenan Allen.
Bolts Co-Sponsor E-Sports Tournament with Compton Unified School District
The Chargers partnered with Compton Unified School District to host an e-sports tournament between four CUSD high schools to promote interest in STEM careers. The winning team from Compton High School was awarded free tickets to the Bolts' Week 15 matchup against the Minnesota, as well as several other prizes that encouraged the pursuit of jobs in the science and technology field.
Bolts Build Care Packages for Military Through Operation Gratitude
The Bolts staff, Charger Girls, and active duty military members worked together to assemble care packages of supplies for troops serving overseas in partnership with Operation Gratitude and LA Bolts Brigade. As part of the event, LA Bolts Brigade president Ed Duran was surprised with tickets to Super Bowl LIV for his service to the Chargers organization.
Bolts Promote Active Lifestyle Through Jr. Chargers Training Camp
The Los Angeles Chargers teamed up with California Resources Corporation, After-School All-Stars, Los Angeles and the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) to host a Fútbol Americano 101 Jr. Training Camp for students at Belvedere Middle School in East Los Angeles. Former Chargers cornerback Antoine Cason and the Charger Girls taught kids NFL-style drills and showed them how to be active and healthy after school.
Bolts Help Donate 37,000 Pounds of Food to Local Community
The Chargers partnered with the LA Regional Food Bank, Tyson Foods, and Albertsons Companies to provide 37,000 pounds of chicken to local churches and food banks to aid in reducing food insecurity within the greater Los Angeles community as part of Hunger Action Month.
Chargers Host Fútbol Americano 101 Jr. Training Camp
The Los Angeles Chargers teamed up with California Resources Corporation, After-School All-Stars, Los Angeles and the Montebello Unified School District to host a Fútbol Americano 101 Jr. Training Camp to students at Bell Gardens Intermediate School. Former Chargers cornerback Antoine Cason and the Charger Girls attended our event teaching kids NFL-style drills & showing them how to be healthy & active!
Chargers Help Make Dream Come True for Henry Wat
Henry Wat was diagnosed with muscular dystrophy when he was 6 years old. The Chargers invited Henry and his family to a training camp practice and the preseason game against the Saints to help him meet his Chargers QB idols: Philip Rivers and Dan Fouts.
Thomas Davis Fulfills Passion of Giving Back Through His Foundation
Giving back to the community means a lot to the veteran linebacker who's foundation, the Thomas Davis Defending Dreams Foundations, helps those struggling in their communities throughout North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, and now Los Angeles.
Chargers Support Second Annual Conference for Coaches
The Chargers partnered with The Rape Foundation in the "Conference for Coaches" initiative , an effort focusing on the critical role coaches have in shaping the values and character of their athletes. Chargers alumni LaDainian Tomlinson and Marcellus Wiley spoke at the event.