Chargers are to host their first benefit for animal rescue April 30. Click here to watch the Barking Beasts’ Huddle to Cuddle story featuring Colton Underwood and the San Diego Chargers benefiting the San Diego Humane Society.
For the first year ever, EVER, the San Diego Chargers are highlighting the importance of animal rescue. For many years the team has used their notoriety to help benefit youth and athletic programs for the underprivileged. They’ve spent time working with after school recreational and education programs, as well put in significant time showing their respect for military families with extended appearances at Blood-bank functions interacting with the donating fans. But this year, on Sunday April 30th from 9-12pm for the first time ever, the San Diego Chargers will hosting the #ChargersDogDraft event to raise awareness about dog rescue and help find homes for dog in need. The event will take place at the Chargers Team Store, Qualcomm Stadium Gate G. To kick off what hopefully will be an annual event, all proceeds from this particular event will benefit the amazing San Diego based dog rescue group, Second Chance Dog Rescue. No word yet, if actual players from the team will be at the event. If so, it should be Corey Liugett who’s a huge dog lover, or Kenny Wiggins and Nick Dzubar who attend last years Barking Beast Huddle Up to Cuddle Up event featuring Colton Underwood and the San Diego Chargers.
Technically last year, I hosted the first Chargers pet friendly event to benefit animal welfare when I partnered up with former Chargers linebacker Colton Underwood for the Huddle Up to Cuddle Up event benefiting the San Diego Humane Society. Underwood graciously lent his name to help raise awareness about the importance of animal adoption while even rallying his teammates to get involved. Fans lined up in the San Diego Humane Society courtyard to get autographs and photos with Underwood and his team mates, who soon after would become prospective parents for pets in need at the shelter where the event was taking place! It was a huge success and dogs got adopted that day! To watch highlights of the Huddle to Cuddle event CLICK HERE for my exclusive FOX Sports San Diego feature!
It’s been a longtime coming for the Chargers organization to get more involved with animal rescue events in the San Diego community. Glad to see that day is finally here! We hope you will join us at the Chargers Dog Draft this Saturday to help benefit the dogs and volunteers working tirelessly at Second Chance Rescue in hopes of finding homes for dogs.