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October 30th. Backer Luncheon!

Hi Charger Backer – Let’s get ready for a big divisional win against the Chiefs!!!!

Come join your fellow Charger Backers for lunch on Tuesday October 30th. Lunch
will start at 1PM. Chargers are trying to provide a guest speaker for this
event. If you weren’t at our dinner on Oct 11th you missed out on meeting Charger
Tackle #79 Mike Harris.

The Giovanni’s Special is all the salad, pizza and soft drink you can eat for
$13.00. We need a minimum of 20 people for the Special. Otherwise you may order
off the menu. If you order off the menu there will be a charge of $2.00 at the
door.

When making your reservation please state “special” or “menu” on the phone or
email. RSVP now by returning this email to chargerbackers@san.rr.com or by
calling 760-597-0005.

DEAD LINE for reservations is Sunday OCT 28th.

LOCATION
Giovanni’s Restaurant
9353 Clairemont Mesa Drive, San Diego
(Corner of Clairemont Mesa Drive and Ruffin Road)
Phone 858-279-6700

Parking is also available on the National University parking lot. Entrance to
this parking lot by going south on Ruffin road, then turn right on Lightwave
Ave, the campus is on the right then right again past the first building into
the parking lot then proceed all the way back to the fence. Its a short walk to
Giovanni’s.

Hope to hear from you soon,
Go Chargers!!!

Larry Rodekohr
President, Charger Backers Fan Club

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Backers BINGO! Sunday, October 21st. at 1:00PM – FUND RAISER!

Hi Charger Backer – Let’s play bingo!!! We have a family event planned for Sunday Oct 21.

The Charger Backers are getting together for an afternoon of Bingo SUNDAY – OCT 21 at 1pm.

The McAlister Institute Bingo hall is at 1365 N. Johnson Ave, Suite 111, El Cajon, Ca.  It is across the street from the Gateway Church.

$10 Pkg. — 10 sheets/ 6 cards per sheet
$20 Pkg. — 20 sheets/ 6 cards per sheet
6 Games – Prize for each game played. You might just win an autographed football gift basket full of Charger gear or 2 game tickets to the Nov. 25 Ravens vs. Chargers game. Come join in the fun, bring your family, friends, and make new friends.

Please call Ken Zuorro at 619-449-6689 and let him know who you are, how many will be attending or respond to this email.

The proceeds from the sale of the bingo cards support the McAlister Institute Women and Children programs. Come join us, have a good time, and know that you are supporting a very good cause at the same time.

Hope to see you there!!! BINGO!!!!

Larry Rodekohr, President
Charger Backers Fan Club

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Bennett Honored to be Inducted into Chargers Hall of Fame

Bennett Honored to be Inducted into Chargers Hall of Fame

Posted Sep 24, 2012

Ricky Henne Managing Editor Chargers.com Twitter Facebook

For the first time in team history, the San Diego Chargers allowed the fans to vote for the newest inductee into the Chargers Hall of Fame.  Over 25,000 votes were cast, and in the end, punter Darren Bennett edged running back Natrone Means and wide receiver Anthony Miller to become the 36th member of the team’s hall of fame.

Photo Gallery: Darren Bennett | More Photos

“I’m extremely humbled to have even been asked, but to think that I’m the 36th person to be inducted into the Hall of Fame is an experience I’ll never forget,” Bennett said moments after learning of the honor. “Especially to be the first person inducted after Junior Seau, I’m very humbled. It was a great thing to play for the Chargers, but to be thought of as one of the top 36 players is something I’ll never forget.”

A two-time Pro Bowler, Bennett garnered over 51% of the vote. The Australian native has always had a strong relationship with the fans, so the fact that they elected him in makes the accomplishment even more meaningful for him.

“I’m also very appreciative of the people of San Diego.” He said.  “I think it was a great thing that the Chargers put it up to a vote, and I appreciate everyone who voted for all three of us. I think it’s more special that I am being inducted because the fans voted me in.  The reason we play is for the fans, and their emotions that you see from them is tremendous.  To be voted in by them is a great tribute because it shows the effect we as a team had on the people of San Diego.  It’s tremendous for me and my family.”

The Chargers organization as a whole is pleased with the way the fan vote went and is thrilled to add Bennett’s name into the team’s ring of honor.I am very excited for Darren,” said Chargers Executive Vice President – CEO A.G. Spanos. “Darren is one of the best punters ever to play in the NFL. He is very deserving of this honor.  All three players on the ballot should be proud to be considered. And thank you to all of the Chargers fans who took advantage of this unique opportunity to vote for the next inductee into the Chargers Hall of Fame.  We have such a knowledgeable and passionate fan base.  We knew this vote would be in good hands.”

Named the punter for the NFL’s all-decade team of the 90’s, Bennett holds almost every team record, including most punts in a career (771), season (95) and game (11). He also has the most punt yards in a career (33,776), season (4,248), and game (522) and is tied for first in highest punting average in a game.  Furthermore, he ranks second with the highest punting average for a career and season.

Bennett will officially be inducted into the Hall of Fame in a halftime ceremony during the Chargers’ November 25th game against the Baltimore Ravens.  Even though it is a couple months away, Bennett already knows it is going to be a special, memorable occasion.

“It’s going to be an emotional experience,” he said. “Having my name go next to Junior’s, who was the greatest player on our team when I was there, it will be hard to control.  To see my name go up there in the stadium will be emotional, but it will be my job to thank the fans for all they have done for us.”

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Charger Backer Luncheon Friday Sep 21 at 1PM

Hi Charger Backer – Let’s get ready for a win against the Falcons!!!!

Come join your fellow Charger Backers for lunch on Friday September 21st. Lunch
will start at 1PM. Chargers are trying to provide a guest speaker for this
event. If you weren’t at our dinner on Sep 13 you missed out on meeting Charger Linebacker Melvin Ingram.

The Giovanni’s Special is all the salad, pizza and soft drink you can eat for
$13.00. We need a minimum of 20 people for the Special. Otherwise you may order
off the menu. If you order off the menu there will be a charge of $2.00 at the
door.

When making your reservation please state “special” or “menu” on the phone or
email. RSVP now by returning this email to chargerbackers@san.rr.com or by
calling 760-597-0005.

DEAD LINE for reservations is Tuesday Sept 18th.

LOCATION
Giovanni’s Restaurant
9353 Clairemont Mesa Drive, San Diego
(Corner of Clairemont Mesa Drive and Ruffin Road)
Phone 858-279-6700

Parking is also available on the National University parking lot. Entrance to
this parking lot by going south on Ruffin road, then turn right on Lightwave
Ave, the campus is on the right then right again past the first building into
the parking lot then proceed all the way back to the fence. Its a short walk to Giovanni’s.

Hope to hear from you soon,
Go Chargers!!!

Larry Rodekohr
President, Charger Backers Fan Club

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CHARGER BACKER DINNER PHOTOS (SEPT. 13 2012) BY ERIC VAN PELT

Here are some photos from the Charger Backer Dinner held on September 13th.   Chargers Player Melvin Ingram (LB #54) was our special guest.    The owner of Four Points by Sharaton where we had the function, Ralph Burni, also joined us for the festivities.

 

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