The Spanos family and the San Diego Chargers continued their tradition of support for youth and health fitness by awarding nearly $250,000 in Chargers Champions grants to San Diego County schools. Mission Bay High was one of nine schools receiving a total of $250,000 this year. New weight machines and upgrades to the weight room will be purchased for students to improve their physical fitness.
“Schools throughout California need our support,” said A.G. Spanos, the Chargers’ executive vice president and chief executive officer. “The main goal of our program is to provide students with the necessary means to living a healthy lifestyle through physical fitness.”
Chargers Champions provides grants for new facilities and equipment to improve physical fitness of students in San Diego County schools.
Since the program’s inception in 2000, the Spanos family has donated more than $4.5 million to San Diego’s schools and students through Chargers Champions. The program consistently provides more support for San Diego-area schools than any other individual or private company in San Diego County.
“We are incredibly fortunate to have organizations like the San Diego Chargers step up to support education,” Dr. Randolph Ward said, the San Diego Superintendent of Schools. “By providing these resources, the Chargers are making a real difference in the lives of local children, not only today but in the future.”