On July 21, Jason Verrett hosted the Strikes for Kids charity bowling night. Sponsors from the San Diego community formed teams to compete in a night of fun. Verrett, Jahleel Addae, Jeremiah Attaochu and NFL Hall-of-Famer Andre Reed all turned out for the event.
Kaiser Permanente sponsored Strikes for Kids, which benefits Boys and Girls clubs of greater San Diego. You can find more information about the program by going to their website, www.strikesforkidssd.com. Verrett served as a gracious host, stopping to sign every autograph, take pictures and grant interviews for all who asked as did Attaochu, Addae and Reed.
Local news outlets were present to interview the budding star cornerback. Last season Verrett was ranked as high as second in cornerback rankings according to Pro Football Focus, right behind teammate Brandon Flowers. Injuries limited his production last season but Verrett looks great and is in shape, ready to show he is the next shutdown corner in the NFL.
Every child and team that attended were given Chargers goodie bags and t-shirts commemorating the event. There was a silent auction of autographed Chargers memorabilia from signed mini helmets and footballs to action photos of LaDainian Tomlinson, Chuck Muncie and other San Diego greats. A vintage autographed Tony Gwynn Padres jersey was also among the items up for bids.
Yours truly was present alongside BoltBlitz founder Dave ‘Booga’ Peters and staff writer Misty Jenkins representing team BoltBlitz. It was an honor to be invited to participate and be one of the many supporting sponsors for such a worthy cause. Included in this column are photos I took at the event. Verrett was all smiles and very easy to talk to amidst all the attention focused on him. He is an easy guy to root for and I can definitely be counted among the throngs in his fan club.
The Chargers players support many causes in the community. We here at BoltBlitz are proud to support and help spread the message of such events. Be sure to come out and support your team and community. Fun will be had by all!
The Greg One