Chargers to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month at Sunday's game


The San Diego Chargers will celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month at Sunday's game against the Atlanta Falcons, with halftime performances by Mariachi Real de San Diego and folklorico dancers from Chula Vista.

Guadalupe Corona, director of the Office of Latino Achievement for Alliant International University, will receive the NFL Hispanic Heritage Leadership Award.

There will be "Futbol Americano" stencils on the field along with wall banners and goal post wraps.

All 16 NFL teams playing home games during this third week of the NFL season will hold Hispanic Heritage Month celebrations, while the other 16 will hold celebrations through Oct. 15.

The Chargers' celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month began Tuesday with an all-school assembly at King Chavez Academy in Barrio Logan. During the assembly, Chargers players presented a Chargers Play60 fitness check for $1,500 to the school's principal.

Following the assembly, the players hosted 100 of the school's students for a Jr. Chargers Play60 Camp at the school.

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