04 Dec Media Advisory: Los Angeles Chargers Flex Muscles to Bring Holiday Cheer to Local Youth
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact:
December 4, 2017 Caolinn Mejza
Office of Council President Herb Wesson
Los Angeles Chargers
Media Advisory: Los Angeles Chargers Flex Muscles to Bring Holiday Cheer to Local Youth
LOS ANGELES- Players from the Los Angeles Chargers 2017 Rookie Class will join Los Angeles City Council President Herb J. Wesson, Jr. in the assembly of 1,000 new bicycles being gifted to needy students in South Los Angeles. In addition to full-sized bicycles, recipients will receive a complementary helmet and bike lock. Wesson’s Wheels aims to spread cheer this holiday season and remind youth about the importance of incorporating physical activity in their daily routines.
Bicycles will be distributed on Saturday, December 9 to eligible students ages 5- 18 attending nearly 30 local schools.
WHEN: Tuesday, December 5, 2017
WHERE: 1819 South Western Avenue
Los Angeles, 90006
WHO: Los Angeles City Council President Herb Wesson and 2017 Chargers rookie players.
Herb J. Wesson, Jr. has served as the President of the Los Angeles City Council since November 2011 and has represented Council District 10 since 2005. Wesson is the first African-American to hold the position of Council President in the city’s history and has been re-elected three times to lead the city’s legislative body. According to a report by the L.A. Area Chamber of Commerce, under Wesson’s leadership Council District 10 has the second highest private employment growth rate in the city, is setting the trend for mixed-use developments citywide and boasts an increase in local business activity. Council President Wesson has been happily married for more than 35 years and is the proud father of four sons and a grandfather to three grandchildren.
About the Los Angeles Chargers
For 57 seasons, the Chargers have led the fight to stretch the imagination and give fans the most exciting show in football. Behind the dramatic games, unforgettable highlights, beloved players, groundbreaking performances and one of the best uniforms in the NFL lies an uncompromising drive for success – one rooted in toughness, resilience and old-fashioned hard work. A charter member of the American Football League, the franchise was established in Los Angeles in 1960 and called the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum home during its first year of existence. From 1961 to 2016, the team played in San Diego. Advancing to five of the first six AFL Championship games ever played, the Chargers claimed the 1963 title and later joined the National Football League when the two leagues merged in 1970. Since the merger, the Chargers have gone on to appear in Super Bowl XXIX and have captured an additional 10 division titles. The Chargers were purchased by construction leader and real estate developer Alex G. Spanos in 1984 and have been under the guidance of Spanos’ eldest son Dean, the team’s current Chairman of the Board, since 1994. Dean Spanos’ sons – A.G. Spanos, President of Business Operations, and John Spanos, President of Football Operations – oversee the day-to-day operations of the franchise. The Chargers returned to Los Angeles in 2017 and will play all home games at StubHub Center while the new L.A. Stadium and Entertainment District at Hollywood Park is constructed. For more information, call 1-877-CHARGERS or visit chargers.com.