- Category: San Diego Chargers
- Created on Wednesday, 02 October 2013 18:59
San Diego, California - Fallbrook Union High School (FUHS) will receive a $50,000 grant for the restoration of their press box, courtesy of the San Diego Chargers, the National Football League Grassroots Program and LISC San Diego.
“We are tremendously excited and grateful to have been selected as the recipient of this very generous award. Through the assistance of LISC, the NFL Foundation, the San Diego Chargers, along with our football boosters and community sponsors, we can finally see this long-awaited project coming to fruition,” expressed Rod King, Principal of Fallbrook Union High School.
The Grassroots Program is a partnership between the NFL Foundation and Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC) that works with community groups to rehabilitate playing fields as well as provide general field support. FUHS is the second oldest high school in San Diego County, and has undergone improvements to Warrior Stadium through partnerships with community leaders and their private donations.
“Fallbrook High School is one of San Diego’s oldest schools. It has great sports programs and tradition, but also, due to its age, many, many needs,” said Chargers Executive Vice President & CEO A.G. Spanos of the school that was established in 1921. “We’re proud to help with the restoration of their press box and help them continue to realize the benefits of their football and sports programs.”
The NFL Foundation, in partnership with the San Diego Chargers, serves as a non-profit organization dedicated to improving the health and safety of sport, youth football and the communities in which we live. The Chargers continue to be the leading private contributor and financial supporter of schools in San Diego County.
LISC echoes the need for improved gathering placing places, recreational facilities and sports opportunities in underserved neighborhoods. Since 1998, the NFL’s Youth Football Fund has contributed $32 million to restore or build more than 256 community fields in more than 70 cities nationwide. That contribution has prompted other supporters to kick in roughly $125 million in additional funding to support field redevelopment.
“LISC San Diego is extremely pleased, once again, to facilitate the program and ensure this support impacts San Diego neighborhoods. In total, San Diego has completed 11 NFL Grassroots projects, and we cannot wait until the completion of our 12th,” said Edward Lopez, Executive Director of LISC San Diego.
FUHS expects completion of the Press Box in November 2013 and will celebrate the NFL Grassroots Program grant with the San Diego Chargers in the near future.
Additionally, LISC looks forward to collaborating with The NFL Foundation in the future and anticipates the next application cycle to be available during the fall of 2013.
About LISC: LISC combines corporate, government and philanthropic resources to help nonprofit community development corporations revitalize distressed neighborhoods. Since 1980, LISC has invested $12.9 billion to build or rehab 298,300 affordable homes and apartments and develop 49 million square feet of retail, community and educational space. For more, visit www.lisc.org.
In San Diego, LISC has $212 million to support and rebuild communities throughout the region. These investments leveraged another $843 million to build and rehab nearly 6,000 homes affordable homes and one million square feet of commercial, retail and community space in low-income neighborhoods. For more, visit www.lisc.org/san_diego/ý.