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Four San Diego County Schools Selected as 2024 Chargers Champions School Grant Recipients

Four San Diego County Schools Selected as 2024 Chargers Champions School Grant Recipients

Four schools in San Diego County will each receive up to $75,000 for physical fitness resources and renovations necessary to provide basic athletic demands for their student-athletes

The Los Angeles Chargers Impact Fund today announce they will donate $150,000, in total, to Herbert Hoover High School, Olympian High School, Stephen C Foster Elementary and Longfellow Elementary through the Chargers Champions School Grant Program powered by SchoolsFirst Federal Credit Union, the largest credit union in California and largest in the U.S. that serves school employees and their families.

In its 24th year, the annual Chargers Champions School Grant Program — created to assist schools with meeting some of the basic physical fitness demands for student-athletes — provides up to $75,000 in funding, per school, for physical fitness, nutrition, and athletic needs to both public and private schools in San Diego and Imperial County.

This year, Herbert Hoover High School and Olympian High School will utilize the funding to renovate their weight rooms while Stephen C. Foster Elementary and Longfellow Elementary will purchase portable equipment such as tetherballs and gaga pits and begin the process of updating their fitness center, respectively.

“It’s an honor to give back to schools that are fueling the future generations of athletes,” said A.G. Spanos, Chargers President of Business Operations and the Chargers Impact Fund. “My grandfather was always committed to helping the community and through these donations, we get to carry on his legacy. It is a privilege to continue to work with SchoolsFirst Federal Credit Union on this project and to see the joy and long-term benefits this program continues to offer.”

Since its inception in 2000, the Chargers Champions program has donated more than $6 million to improve the physical literacy of students. With this financial support, over 150 schools have had the opportunity to complete various projects such as weight rooms, fitness centers, turf fields, and playground renovations as well as the replacement of unique equipment necessary to their athletic or health and wellness programs such as heart rate monitors, lap trackers, and sensory paths.

“SchoolsFirst FCU is proud to support the Chargers Champions School Grant program,” said Kristin Crellin, Senior Vice President, Community and Membership Development at SchoolsFirst FCU. “Investing in the well-being of schools, teachers and students creates stronger communities for us all.”

Through the Chargers Champions School Grant Program, the Chargers Impact Fund and SchoolsFirst FCU are committed to improving the health and well-being of students and the educational community in Southern California. For more information on Chargers Champions and this year’s recipients, visit chargers.com/community/chargers-champions.


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