San Manuel Partners With Los Angeles Chargers and Anaheim Ducks to Spread Holiday Joy Among Children in Inland Empire
On Tuesday, December 19, San Manuel partnered with the Los Angeles Chargers and Boys & Girls Club of greater Redlands-Riverside to bring a day of fun to over 100 kids at San Gorgonio High School in San Bernardino. The Los Angeles Chargers, including former wide receiver Mark Seay, along with the San Manuel employees, hosted football clinics for the children to learn football fundamentals. In addition to assisting with football drills, Seay spoke with the children about the importance of health and fitness. Each child was treated to lunch provided by San Manuel and took home a swag bag full of Chargers goodies.
“We are proud to have partnered with the Los Angeles Chargers and Anaheim Ducks to bring these unique experiences to the children of the Boys & Girls Clubs in the Inland Empire,” said San Manuel Band of Mission Indians Chairwoman Lynn Valbuena. “We are delighted to have been able to provide the children in our community these fun and interactive sports experiences that we are sure will make their holidays even more special.”
Additionally, San Manuel employees teamed up with the Anaheim Ducks and the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Redlands-Riverside on Wednesday, December 13 to host “Hockey for the Holidays.” The event featured a street hockey rink and included a “learn to play” clinic for more than 100 children in the community to learn hockey fundamentals, good sportsmanship and primarily to have fun. Former Anaheim Ducks goaltender Guy Herbert, mascot Wild Wing, the Power Players and Street Team were present for the day of hockey and holiday fun.
Each child was treated to lunch provided by the San Manuel and went home with a special gift, a Wild Wingers Kids Club Kit. The kits included a school backpack, Wild Wing jersey shirt, Wild Wing bobblehead, a free ticket voucher for one Ducks home game, and several other fun items.