Chargers donate helmets to local schools

(DETROIT/COSTA MESA) — Xenith has partnered with the Los Angeles Chargers to deliver one-hundred and fifty (150) brand-new, top-performing, Xenith X2E+ football helmets to two Los Angeles high school football programs.

Xenith and the Chargers teamed up to donate the helmets after learning of the tragic passing of two student-athletes from Compton Centennial High School and Gardena High School who both were unable to participate in football activities at their respective schools due to the lack of available helmets.

“At Xenith, we understand the important role football can play in building a community and helping athletes heal during difficult times,” said Ryan Sullivan, Xenith CEO. “The players at Gardena and Compton Centennial High Schools have faced tremendous adversity over the past year and we are honored to partner with the Los Angeles Chargers in giving back to these programs.”

Gardena and Compton Centennial High School players, coaches and staff were invited to watch practice at the Chargers’ Training Camp in Costa Mesa, Calif. at Jack Hammett Sports Complex last week where they were presented with their new helmets. 

At the conclusion of practice, the schools met Chargers general manager Tom Telesco who talked to them about the importance of teamwork and respect.

“Last year was extremely difficult for student-athletes who either had their extracurricular programs shut down due to the COVID-19 pandemic or weren’t able to raise funds for their programs,” said Heather Birdsall, Director of Community Partnerships.

“The Chargers strongly believe that youth sports play a critical role in teaching important life skills like teamwork and leadership, creating safe spaces for many of our local youth, and bringing communities together,” Birdsall added. “We can’t thank Xenith enough for partnering with us to donate these helmets to Gardena and Compton Centennial High Schools to help ensure local youth have every opportunity to play the sport they love and more importantly keep them out of harm’s way.”

Xenith’s community partnership with the Chargers, as well as their previous work with the Baltimore Ravens and ongoing involvement in the Cleveland Browns HELMETS Program, demonstrate the brand’s commitment to elevating the athlete’s game – in playing, training, or living.