Saturday, October 10, 2009

Chargers Huddle at Mann Middle School

As part of the annual NFL Hometown Huddle, members of the San Diego Chargers took over Mann Middle School’s play fields on October 6, holding a mini-camp for the school’s students and other students from around the county. The day ended with a $2,500 donation presented to the school from the team and the United Way. Chargers players on hand included No. 28, safety/cornerback Steve Gregory; No. 92, defensive end Vaughn Martin; and No. 20, cornerback Antoine Cason.

Part of the Star/Pal program supported by law enforcement agencies around San Diego County, mini-camp activities take students through some of the physical training that pro football players go through before the season begins, including running and workouts. Kids have an opportunity to learn football skills and more importantly, spend time with positive role models. Police officers from the district and the county and local fire fighters serve as volunteer coaches. At Mann Middle School, Chargers players stressed the importance of becoming a positive influence in the community while offering tips on the game.

For more information, contact School Police Sgt. Alfonso Contreras at (619) 725-7004 or

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