Chargers to Hold Fantennial Bolts Bash Saturday at The Grove

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LOS ANGELES (CNS) - The Los Angeles Chargers will host a “Fantennial Bolts Bash” at The Grove on Saturday as part of a series of events dedicated to thanking fans for their support and paying tribute to retired standout players.

Fans attending the Fantennial Bolts Bash will have the opportunity to meet Pro Football Hall of Famers LaDainian Tomlinson and Charlie Joiner and such other retired Chargers stars as Wes Chandler, Antonio Cromartie, Leslie “Speedy” Duncan and Lorenzo Neal.

The Fantennial Bolts Bash, which will run from 5-7 p.m., will also include live performances by the Chargers Girls, Lightning Crew dancers and Thunderbolts Drumline and free T-shirts for attendees. Admission is free, but fans are encouraged to RSVP on the team's website,

“Chargers Fantennial Weekend” will begin Friday when the team visits Crenshaw High School for its intersectional game against Lawndale High School.

Crenshaw coach Robert Garrett was selected as the Chargers' Coach of the Year in 2017 and as the NFL Don Shula Coach of the Year.

Lawndale coach Travis Clark was the Chargers' Coach of the Year in 2018 when he guided the Cardinals to a state championship.

The Chargers Huddle for Homeboy 5K/Walk will be held Saturday in downtown Los Angeles. A portion of the proceeds will benefit Homeboy Industries, a Chinatown-based nonprofit organization providing job training for formerly gang-involved and previously incarcerated men and women.

The Chargers will reveal the top moment in their 60-season history as selected by a vote of fans at halftime of Sunday's game against the Houston Texans at Dignity Health Sports Park, when they conduct their annual Legends Game, honoring their past players.

Fans can vote at among the four finalists -- the 1963 American Football League championship; the 41-38 overtime victory over the Miami Dolphins in an AFC divisional playoff game on Jan. 2, 1982; the 17-13 upset of the Pittsburgh Steelers in the AFC championship game on Jan. 15, 1995; and Tomlinson setting the NFL's single- season touchdown record on Dec. 10, 2006.

All 32 NFL teams will hold Fantennial Weekends this season to mark the league's 100th season.

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