Los Angeles Chargers Community Videos
Chargers Celebrate the Season of Giving
The Chargers embraced the spirit of the season of giving throughout 2022. Look back on how the Bolts impacted the Southern California community this year.
Chargers Hold Commencement for Second Class of Bolt Academy Students
The Chargers, in partnership with SoFi, Inglewood Unified School District, and Brotherhood Crusade, held a special commencement ceremony at SoFi Stadium for the second class of Bolt Academy students, selected from Inglewood Unified School District. Presented by SoFi.
Asante Samuel, Jr. Surprises Winners of Take Charge Competition
Cornerback Asante Samuel, Jr. visited Burbank High School to surprise the school's football team, winners of the Chargers' Take Charge community service competition. Presented by American Airlines.
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 High School Football Leadership Summit With American Airlines
The Chargers partnered with American Airlines to hold the annual Take Charge Summit for high school football players from the Greater LA area who were rising seniors. This summit, which took place at SoFi Stadium, featured guest speakers from American Airlines and Chargers players Asante Samuel Jr. and Joshua Palmer and focused on building the leadership qualities of these young athletes.
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 Host "Trunk-or-Treat" Night for Pediatric Cancer Patients
The Chargers celebrated Halloween in a special way on Tuesday in partnership with the Pediatric Cancer Research Foundation by inviting pediatric cancer patients to the Chargers facility for a night of trick-or-treating, arts and crafts and meeting Chargers players and coaches, including Justin Herbert, Derwin James, Brandon Staley and more!
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.
These Dogs Need a Home!
The Bolts and Lazy Dog Restaurant & Bar want to help you find your next superstar pup and help these undrafted "furry" free agents find their fur-ever home. Drafted to the 2021 Doggie Draft from Los Angeles, Orange, and San Diego Counties partner shelters, learn more about this year's picks and follow the link the meet your #1 Doggie Draft pick.
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.
Bolts Continue Read Across America Day Tradition
In recognition of Read Across America day and Dr. Seuss' birthday, several Chargers players held virtual readings of "Oh The Places You'll Go" with students from Los Angeles as well as their own hometowns across America. This event also marked the culmination of the Chargers Impact Fund's First Downs for First Books program which raised $100 in books for every first down last season.
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.
Takeout Tuesday: Earle's on Crenshaw
For this week's Takeout Tuesday, we introduce you to Earle's on Crenshaw where the Earle brothers have taken what was once a small hot dog cart and turned it into a full-fledged restaurant and catering operation, making them a fixture in the community for nearly four decades.