(East Los Angeles, CA) [From The Editor’s Desk]: The Los Angeles Chargers, in concert with the NFL and Nike Football, have announced their participation in the 2nd Annual Nike Football Classic, slated to take place from August 24th to the 26th at the Nike World Headquarters (WHQ) located in Beaverton, OR.
With respect to their collaboration with the Long Beach Poly Boys Football team, the Los Angeles Chargers will be represented by the “Jackrabbits” in their match-up with National high school powerhouse from the state of Nevada, the Bishop Gorman “Gaels”/Las Vegas.
Here is the full press announcement just released by the NFL/Nike, and distributed by the Chargers to its locally credentialed media outlets.
NFL AND NIKE TO HOST THE SECOND ANNUAL
NIKE FOOTBALL KICKOFF CLASSIC
Chargers To Sponsor the Long Beach Poly Boys Football Team
On May 15th, the National Football League (NFL), in partnership with Nike announced the second annual football classic to kick-off the 2023 high school football season. Hosted at Nike World Headquarters (WHQ), the Nike Football Kickoff Classic will feature three high school football games — two girls flag football games and one boys football game.
Top ranked boys’ teams Long Beach Poly High School, California and Bishop Gorman High School, Nevada, along with high powered girls’ teams Willowbrook High School, Illinois versus Bishop Gorman High School, Nevada, and Long Beach Poly High School, California versus Irvington High School, New Jersey will match up on Ronaldo Field at the Nike WHQ.
NFL clubs will mirror the experience by hosting boys tackle and girls flag games in their home markets. The collaboration between Nike, the NFL and clubs will allow each of the participating boys and girls high school teams to play in the high school kickoff in their local markets.
“For the second year, the Nike Football Kickoff Classic will serve as the official kickoff of high school football around the country,” said ROMAN OBEN, VP of NFL Football Development. “These games will bring an unimaginable experience for high school football players. Congrats to all the participating NFL markets giving girls and boys in high school football the shared kickoff experience it deserves.”
The Nike Football Kickoff Classic is scheduled for August 23 – 26. The moment will be shared socially @usnikefootball @athlete channels @EAMadden @NFLClub channels @playfootball.
[Boys Tackle]: (8-25/Time = TBA) Long Beach Poly High School vs. Bishop Gorman High School
[Girls Flag]: (8-24/Time = TBA) Willowbrook High School vs. Bishop Gorman High School
[Girls Flag]: (8-24/Time = TBA) Long Beach Poly High School vs. Irvington High School
This season schools participating in the Nike Kickoff Classic will be sponsored by the NFL team in their home markets. For more information, please visit Playfootball.com
[NFL Team – High School Team]
*L.A. Chargers / Long Beach Poly High School (Boys)
*L.A. Rams / Long Beach Poly High School (Girls Flag)
*Las Vegas Raiders / Bishop Gorman High School (Boys & Girls Teams)
*Chicago Bears / Willowbrook High School (Girls Flag)
*New York Jets / Irvington High School (Girls Flag)