LA Chargers training camp benefits youth
Former Chargers wide receiver Anthony Miller takes youth participant through a special NFL drill. Courtesy Los Angeles Chargers Local youth take part in Fútbol Americano 101 Junior Chargers football training camp LOS ANGELES (MNS) – Recently more
Former Chargers wide receiver Anthony Miller takes youth participant through a special NFL drill. Courtesy Los Angeles Chargers
Local youth take part in Fútbol Americano 101 Junior Chargers football training camp
LOS ANGELES (MNS) – Recently more than 100 boys and girls in grades 6-8 representing Alliance Virgil Roberts Leadership Academy in South LA participated in an after school Fútbol Americano 101 Junior Chargers Football Training Camp, courtesy of a partnership between the Los Angeles Chargers, California Resources Corporation, After-School All-Stars, Los Angeles (ASAS-LA) and the Los Angeles Unified School District.
Fútbol Americano 101 is a community initiative that helps make the next generation of our youth more active and healthy by encouraging outdoor play while participating in NFL-style drills led by Chargers alumni and legends.
“Through this community program, we believe in empowering our youth and providing free resources that help kids be active and healthy, especially in areas where opportunities may be limited,” said Margita Thompson, vice president, Public Affairs for CRC, which “is dedicated to championing and investing in our local communities and programs throughout the state that represent California’s diversity.”
Retired Chargers wide receiver Anthony Miller, the Chargers Girls, and volunteers hosted the drills for students.
Kick-off remarks for the event were given by Joy May Harris, ASAS-LA principal, and representatives for local elected officials.
“The Los Angeles Chargers organization is proud to have been able to present our Fútbol Americano program for the students of Alliance Virgil Roberts Leadership Academy,” said Liliana Perez, director of Cultural Affairs for the Chargers. “As an organization committed to investing in the community, it’s important for us to reach out to local schools to promote and encourage healthy activities for students so they can grow up to do well in school maintain a healthy lifestyle and become model and contributing young adults.”
Each local school selected for the Fútbol Americano 101 program is coordinated through ASAS-LA, a comprehensive after school program serving kids with the greatest needs and fewest resources.
“Thank you to the California Resources Corporation and Los Angeles Chargers for another successful Fútbol Americano 101 Training Camp at Alliance Virgil Roberts Leadership Academy,” said Donny Faaliliu, director of Leadership and Community Outreach, ASAS-LA.
“We cannot thank enough Principal Joy May-Harris for welcoming and hosting the event on her campus. Our All-Star students had an amazing time learning new drills and were happy to receive a LA Chargers’ swag bag that included mini footballs. Looking forward to our next event together,” said Faalili.
Metropolis News Service.
About California Resources Corporation
California Resources Corporation is the largest oil and natural gas exploration and production company in California on a gross-operated basis. The Company operates its world-class resource base exclusively within the State of California, applying integrated infrastructure to gather, process and market its production. Using advanced technology, California Resources Corporation focuses on safely and responsibly supplying affordable energy for California by Californians. For more information, please visit crc.com or poweringcalifornia.com.
About Los Angeles Chargers
Now in their 60th season, the Chargers have continually stretched the imagination and given fans the most exciting show in football. Behind the dramatic games, unforgettable highlights, beloved players, groundbreaking performances and one of the best uniforms in the NFL, lies an uncompromising drive for success – one rooted in toughness, resilience and old-fashioned hard work. A charter member of the American Football League, the franchise was established in Los Angeles in 1960 and called the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum home during its first year of existence. From 1961 to 2016, the team played in San Diego. Advancing to five of the first six AFL Championship games ever played, the Chargers claimed the 1963 title and later joined the National Football League when the two leagues merged in 1970. Since the merger, the Chargers have gone on to appear in Super Bowl XXIX and have captured an additional 10 division titles.
The Chargers were purchased by construction entrepreneur and real estate developer Alex G. Spanos in 1984 and have been under the guidance of Spanos’ eldest son Dean, the team’s current Chairman of the Board, since 1994. Dean Spanos’ sons – A.G. Spanos, president of Business Operations, and John Spanos, president of Football Operations, oversee the day-to-day operations of the franchise. The Chargers returned to Los Angeles in 2017 and play all home games at Dignity Health Sports Park while the team’s new SoFi Stadium home, set to open in 2020, is constructed at Hollywood Park. For more information call 1-877-CHARGERS or visit www.chargers.com.
ASAS-LA is a comprehensive after-school program serving kids with the greatest needs and fewest resources. Founded in 2002 by Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, and part of a national network of 19 chapters in 13 states, ASAS-LA is the premier K-12 program for schools throughout Los Angeles County and the Lucerne Valley. They partner with numerous national and local organizations to provide high-quality free programs to all students. For more information visit www.la-allstars.org.