Los Angeles Chargers Community Videos
Chargers Unveil New Play Yard at East Valley Animal Shelter in Van Nuys
The Chargers unveiled a newly-renovated play yard at the East Valley Animal Shelter in Van Nuys, allowing dogs at the shelter the opportunity to play together outside their kennels and meet prospective adopters.
Chargers Pup Brisket Turned In for Next Round of Service Animal Training
Chargers pup Brisket is on his way to becoming a service animal as he is turned in for the next round of training at Canine Companions. Presented by Lazy Dog Restaurants.
Chargers Celebrate Vote to Make Girls Flag Football an Official High School Sport in California
CIF is expected to vote Friday to make girls flag football an official high school sport in California, less than a week after the sport's championship tournament at Redondo Union High School, sponsored by the Chargers in partnership with Gatorade and Nike.
Chargers Host 5th Annual "STEM on the Sidelines" Competition
The Chargers, in collaboration with Ducommun, Inc. and UC Irvine, hosted the 5th annual "STEM on the Sidelines," an engineering challenge for high school students in Southern California. Students designed and built their own football-launching robots to square off in a competition at SoFi Stadium in December. Presented by Ducommun, Inc.
Chargers Celebrate Holidays by Giving Away New Bikes
The Chargers Impact Fund, in partnership with the Bikes For Kids Foundation and Pechanga, celebrated the holidays by giving away about 150 brand new bikes to second and third-graders at Mayo Elementary School in Compton. Khalil Mack, Cameron Dicker, and others were on hand to surprise the kids.
Bolts Community Crew Packs JoyJars with Chargers Players and Staff
The Bolts Community Crew – powered by Pacific Premier Bank – partnered with the Jessie Rees Foundation to host a staff volunteer day at the Chargers' facility. Players including Rashawn Slater, Zion Johnson, Drue Tranquill, Dustin Hopkins, Donald Parham Jr., Christian Covington, and Zach Bailey volunteered alongside front office staff members to pack over 300 JoyJars that will be delivered to pediatric cancer patients. To learn more about upcoming volunteer opportunities, visit chargers.com/community/crew
Keenan Allen Joins Snoop Dogg For Snoop Special Stars Youth Football Camp
Wide receiver Keenan Allen joined rapper Snoop Dogg for Snoop Special Stars Camp, a program which provides children with special needs with a safe place where they can play sports. Allen stopped by the camp in LA to coach the kids and even learn a few of their dance moves.
Chargers Host PREP Youth Flag Football Camp
The Chargers held a Chargers PREP Youth Football Camp through the Chargers Impact Fund, SkyOne Federal Credit Union, and Sonesta Hotels. The camp guided participants through technique drills and culminated in a tournament between the teams. Chargers players Donald Parham, Matt Feiler, Christian Covington and more served as special guests, helping coach the athletes and signing autographs after the camp.
Chargers Host 2nd Annual Nike 11-On To Support Youth Football
The Chargers held their second annual Nike 11-On event at Long Beach Poly High School, in which local boys and girls prep football programs came together to go through drills, compete, and receive guidance from special guest Rashawn Slater.
Chargers & Nike Create Pilot Season For High School Girls Flag Football
In celebration of the 50th anniversary of Title IX, the Chargers and Nike collaborated to hold a pilot girls flag football season for eight high schools across Los Angeles. The season included custom Nike jerseys for each team, a behind the scenes tour of SoFi Stadium, and a tournament culminating in a championship held at the Super Bowl Experience at downtown LA on Super Bowl weekend.
Chargers Support Local Youth Artists In Partnership With Ball Corporation & Inner-City Arts
The Bolts partnered with Ball Corporation and Inner-City Arts to host a gameday gallery of 100% recyclable art during all Chargers home games at SoFi Stadium. Each piece of art was created by a student involved in Inner-City Arts, a nonprofit that provides quality art instruction for kids from underserved communities.
A Look At Bolt Academy's Successful Season
An innovative career training and leadership program, Bolt Academy has had a successful launch this past season. With the partnership between the Chargers Impact Fund, Brotherhood Crusade, Inglewood Unified School District, and SoFi, the students had the great opportunity to work on game days and make an impact in the Inglewood community!
Chargers Untold: Ms. B's M&M Soul Food Restaurant
Ms. B's M&M Soul Food, located in Inglewood, was struggling to pay rent after their rent doubled and food costs rose during the COVID-19 pandemic. When the Chargers heard about their story, they stepped up and hired Ms. B's to feed their entire team following the Bolts matchup against the Minnesota Vikings to show their support for local businesses.
Chargers 'Fill the Field' in Toy Drive for Families in Need
The Los Angeles Chargers partnered with Trina's Kids Foundation in its 8th annual toy drive to fill the SoFi Stadium field from goal-line to goal-line with toys for select families to pick up. In addition to toys, the Bolts also provided other essential items and gifts for the families to help make the holiday season a little easier.
Hometown Hero: Neveah Henrich
The Chargers honored Neveah Henrich as their Hometown Hero for Week 15 of the 2021 NFL season. Neveah helped save the life of her friend's mother after she began choking by instructing those around her how to do the Heimlich maneuver until first responders arrived. Presented by Grant Thornton.
Corey Linsley Named 2021 Walter Payton Man of the Year Nominee
Center Corey Linsley has been selected as the Chargers' nominee for the Walter Payton Man of the Year award, presented by Nationwide, which recognizes a player's excellence both on the field and in the community. Corey has spent much of his NFL career serving with CASA, a national association that provides court-appointed special advocates for children in Child Protective Services.
Bolts Team Up with Pepsi for 7th Annual Turkey Giveaway for Thanksgiving
The Chargers celebrated Thanksgiving in a big way through their 7th annual turkey giveaway to families in need. Players Uchenna Nwosu, Michael Davis, Justin Jones and more joined over 200 volunteers outside SoFi Stadium to distribute frozen turkeys, fresh produce and other Thanksgiving necessities to 2,500 local families.
Chargers Partner with A Step to Freedom to Provide Blankets and Amenity Kits to People Experiencing Homelessness in LA
At the 8th annual Warm the Streets event in Inglewood, California, the Spanos family, Chargers, and American Airlines, partnered with A Step to Freedom to distribute blankets and amenity kits to people experiencing homelessness in Los Angeles.
Chargers Impact Fund Partners with Wallis Annenberg PetSpace to Promote Literacy and Animal Welfare
At the kickoff event for the Chargers First Down, First Books program, the Chargers Impact Fund, along with Owner Alexis Ruhl and Outside Linebacker Chris Rumph II, visited The Wallis Annenberg PetSpace where kids from The Boys and Girls Club in Metro LA read to dogs awaiting adoption.
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.
Derwin James & Oakley Partner to Provide Free Vision Clinic
Safety Derwin James, Oakley, and Onesight teamed up to hold a free vision clinic for kids and families in Inglewood's Edward Vincent Jr. Park and offered custom prescription glasses on-site for anyone in need. Later, Derwin guided the kids through some light football drills and held a Q&A to share his story of reaching the NFL.
Chargers Hold Inaugural '11-On' Competition with Nike to Support Local High School Football
In partnership with Nike, the Chargers visited Long Beach Poly High school to host the first '11-On' competition, a program focused on both supporting young athletes in their sport and cultivating important life skills and leadership. Head coach Brandon Staley welcomed the attendees and all students received custom shirts from Nike and a pair of authentic gloves from the Chargers locker room.
Susie Spanos and Friends Cook for a Mission
Chargers owner Susie Spanos and Melissa's Produce brought together some very special guests, including LaDainian Tomlinson, Coach Staley, Rashawn Slater, Tim Allen, Jaleel White, Jet Tila and more, for a virtual cooking event to support The Midnight Mission's HomeLight Family Living Program in Inglewood.
Coach Staley Kicks off Bolt Academy With a Surprise for Students
The Chargers Impact Fund and Brotherhood Crusade opened Bolt Academy, an innovative career training and leadership program that gives students the opportunity to work at SoFi Stadium on game days. To kick things off, head coach Brandon Staley announced that everyone would be receiving Microsoft Surface laptops courtesy of SoFi.
Bolts Community Crew Gives Thanks to Frontline Workers
Members of the Bolts Community Crew Powered by Pacific Premier Bank, joined together to virtually write hundreds of thank you cards for the doctors, nurses, and staff at Hoag Hospital. These letters of gratitude and encouragement were distributed to those who have worked tirelessly this past year to keep our communities healthy and safe. Join the Bolts Community Crew today for access to future volunteer opportunities. Click here to learn more.
Join the Bolts Community Crew in Cleaning Up the LA River
Join the Bolts Community Crew, our friends at Pacific Premier Bank and Friends of the LA River to make an impact on the LA River, its watershed and beyond leading up to Earth Day 2021. Join the Bolts Community Crew today: https://chargers.rosterfy.com/register
Takeout Tuesday: Darrow's New Orleans Grill
For this week's Takeout Tuesday, we spotlight Darrow's New Orleans Grill. CEO/President Norwood J. Clark Jr.' is a Louisiana native and cooking is in his DNA. In 2016, he opened Darrow's New Orleans Grill, a fast-casual restaurant serving Cajun and Creole delicacies like catfish, gumbo, po'boys, jambalaya and more.
Chargers in the Community
The Los Angeles Chargers and the Chargers Impact Fund Bolt Up for our Southern California communities every day. In 2020, Bolt Up became more than a symbol or a phrase. It was a call to action, and a promise to our fans, neighbors and region. Thank you to all of the frontline workers, nonprofits, and community members for all their continuing hard work and sacrifice.