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The San Diego Chargers in collaboration with the California Milk Advisory Board awarded a $10,000 ‘Hometown Grant’ to the South Bay Union School District on Tuesday.

The grant will be used to help promote healthy eating along with physical activity for schools within the district.

The ‘Hometown Grant’ was developed by the Fuel Up to Play 60 program, which was created by the NFL and National Dairy Council. The grant gives each NFL team the opportunity to award a deserving school district with the $10,000 to go toward promoting healthy lifestyles.

“It’s a priority for the Chargers to support the youth of San Diego County,” said Chargers CEO A.G. Spanos to Chargers.com.  “Ensuring the students of South Bay Union school district learn how important it is to eat right, exercise and take of their bodies, will give them the tools they need to choose wisely. These students are the potential future leaders of San Diego and we want to see them thrive.”

Nick Novak, Kendall Reyes and Darrell Stuckey represented the Chargers when they awarded the grant to district representatives at Oneonta Elementary School.