Clairemont High, Muir K-12, Wangenheim Middle and Nye Elementary schools have received grants from the Chargers Champions School Grant Program.
Champions makes a strong commitment to San Diego County schools by
providing grants for much-needed physical fitness, nutrition and
athletic programs. Selected high schools are eligible to receive grants
of up to $75,000; middle schools up to $40,000; and elementary schools
up to $30,000.
“Schools throughout California need our support,”
Chargers President Dean Spanos said. “The main goal of our program is to
provide students in San Diego with the necessary means to living a
healthy lifestyle through physical fitness.”
School received $75,000 for a new weight room and sand volleyball court.
John Muir K-12 School received $45,000 for fencing equipment and an
archery center. Wangenheim Middle School was granted $40,000 for an
indoor fitness center. Nye Elementary School received $30,000 for its
Peaceful Playground Program.
"We have great schools and
hardworking administrators that look for every opportunity to improve
academics, facilities and activities for students," said Bruce Ward, San
Diego Unified's Director of Athletics.
consistently provides more support for schools than any other private
company in the county. In 13 years, 95 schools have received funding for
projects ranging from outdoor fitness trails, weight rooms, running
tracks or fitness equipment.
Funds allocated to Chargers Champions
are administered through the Chargers Community Foundation, the San
Diego Chargers’ charitable foundation. The Foundation was established in
1995 by Dean and Alex Spanos to “help” San Diego build on its strengths
by supporting individuals, activities and organizations that work to
make the city a better place to live.
Over the years, many
schools have received grants through the Chargers Champions program. In
2012, Mission Bay High, and Ross Elementary received grants.
For more information, see the Chargers Champions website.