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The upcoming season promises to be an exciting time both on and off the field for the San Diego Chargers. The team is fortunate to have an outstanding group of players who are leaders in the community and are committed to helping all of San Diego. These players have taken the team's desire to be a strong community partner to the next level and the Chargers are extremely proud of their dedication and initiative. Many players have gone the extra step by donating time and money to participate in the Chargers annual Community Corner program, purchasing season tickets for charity. Thanks to their contributions and a generous donation from Chargers' President Dean Spanos approximately 2,000 tickets will be donated to youth organizations in San Diego County. Each participant receives a ticket to the game, a free t-shirt, and a free hot dog & soda courtesy the San Diego Chargers.
To request participation in the Community Corner program, please send an official written request to:
San Diego Chargers
Community Corner Request
4020 Murphy Canyon Road
San Diego, CA 92123
When organizing your letter please use the following policies and guidelines:
Emails and faxes will not be accepted, No phone calls please.
A special thanks to the Chargers players who participated in the 2012 Community Corner!
Philip Rivers is an amazing leader both on and off the field. Philip created the Rivers of Hope Foundation to help unwanted, abandoned and orphaned children find permanent loving homes. Rivers’ Foundation also devotes resources to community programs to create awareness, help recruit adoptive families and provide financial aid for adoption assistance. Giving children a chance to experience the fun of professional football in person is also important to Rivers, which is why he has participated in the Community Corner program every year since joining the Chargers.
Antonio Gates is perhaps the best tight end the game has ever seen. Entering his 10th season, Gates continues to make an equally big impact in the community. The former Kent State basketball standout is a national spokesman for the NFL’s Play 60 Program and also works locally with hundreds of children each year to instill the importance of a healthy lifestyle. His personal mission is to inspire children to exercise at least 60 minutes every day in hopes of improving the well-being of our nation’s children. For this season, Gates will provide Community Corner tickets to organizations working with underprivileged children to experience the magic of a Chargers football game for the first time.
You may associate Quentin Jammer with interceptions and forced fumbles, but his support for San Diego’s foster children is equally impressive. His annual year-round work with foster students at San Pasqual Academy led the County Board of Supervisors to honor Jammer for his dedication and service last year. Jammer continues to show his dedication to children of all walks by supporting the Chargers Community Corner program. Now in his 11th season with the team, Jammer will donate 23 Community Corner tickets for each game to local non-profit youth groups.
Running back Ryan Mathews recorded his first 1,000 yard NFL season last year, and made his presence felt around the NFL as a dangerous playmaker. The versatile back now hopes to build on that success this season. A Chargers fan all his life, Mathews is relishing the opportunity to step up his production in the San Diego Community. Ryan and mother Tricia also created the Tricia and Ryan Mathews Door of Hope Chest, and partnered with the Salvation Army to assist homeless women and children transition to independent living. This will be Ryan’s third straight season participating in the Community Corner and donating his 24 tickets to various youth groups.
Although the 2011 first round draft pick is among the youngest on the team, Corey Liuget has already started dedicating his time to the San Diego community. Adding to his support for the Chargers Super School program, Annual Bike Distribution and Shoe Distribution, Corey is participating in the Community Corner program this year for the first time. Coaches and fans alike love Liuget’s toughness, tenacity and relentless approach to the game. He will look to improve on his solid rookie year and is sure to gain more experience in his sophomore season off the field as well as on.
Donald Butler and Melvin Ingram
This dynamic linebacking duo hopes to infuse young talent into a powerful defense and have teamed up to purchase 10 tickets for the Community Corner program. Donald Butler earned a starting spot in the middle of the defense in his second year and looks to further cement himself as one of the league’s up-in-coming playmakers as he helps anchor the defense in 2012. If one word could describe Melvin Ingram, it would be versatile. At South Carolina, the 2012 first round draft pick lined up at outside linebacker, defensive end, defensive tackle, and even played on most special teams. The Chargers look for Ingram to utilize that versatility in his rookie year by getting to the quarterback anyway he can.
Mike Scifres is one of the top punters in the NFL. Now in his 10th season, Mike continues to play a positive role in the community as a mentor and also as a spokesperson for Ronald McDonald House which provides a home away from home for families with children at Rady Children’s Hospital. Scifres is a regular visitor at military bases and supports youth organizations working to improve children’s lives. Scifres has selected California Police Youth Charities to utilize his donated Community Corner tickets in 2012.
Robert Meachem joined San Diego this offseason and is looking to immediately make his mark on the Chargers receiving corp. With 23 touchdowns in only 4 years at New Orleans, he brings production and experience to the Chargers. Meachem is very active in working with his “Follow your Dreams” foundation that helps fight illiteracy and encourages kids to participate in after school activities.
Rookie Class of 2012
Straight out of the college football ranks and into the NFL, the Chargers 2012 rookie class is determined to make a difference on and off the field. This cooperative effort includes draft picks Kendall Reyes, Brandon Taylor, Ladarius Green, Johnnie Troutman, David Molk, and Edwin Baker, along with undrafted gems Mike Willie, Gregory Gatson, Logan Harrell, Mike Harris, and Kashif Moore. Look for these fresh faces giving back to the community around San Diego and at Jr. Charger Training Camps throughout the year.
At 6’9” 340 lbs, Jared Gaither is one of the biggest players in the NFL. He got an opportunity to impress at left tackle during the 2011 season and did not disappoint. Gaither was rewarded with a contract extension this offseason and looks to become a valuable member of the Chargers offensive line. Already supporting the team’s Ed Block Courage House – Casa de Amparo, this will be Jared’s first year participating in Community Corner.