December 18, 2011; San Diego, CA, USA; San Diego Chargers running back Ryan Mathews (24) celebrates after a three-yard run during the third quarter against the Baltimore Ravens at Qualcomm Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Christopher Hanewinckel-US PRESSWIRE

Ryan Mathews Hosts 5K Run to Help Homeless Moms and Children

This weekend is a fun Bolt to the Q 5K run that is hosted by the San Diego Chargers, Ryan Mathews and Kaiser Permanente. The run starts out at Chargers Park and finishes on the 50 yard line of Qualcomm Stadium. The race is SOLD OUT, but people are still invited to attend the festivities.

The proceeds from this event will benefit Trish and Ryan Mathews’s Door of Hope Chest, a non-profit charitable foundation overseen by the Salvation Army. Door of Hope Chest strives to ease the transition for homeless moms and children into their new homes by providing housewares such as bedding, towels and cookware. The foundation also provides services such as job counseling and parenting classes

“I know first-hand what these moms endure because my mother and I were homeless for a short time when I was little,” Mathews said. “I wouldn’t have the life I have now if it wasn’t for my mom getting a helping hand and then doing everything she could to support me, even working three jobs. So I encourage all levels of runners to sign-up for the ‘Bolt to the Q’ because not only will it be a good time, but we can also help families get the support they need.” –  (NFL Players Association)

This Saturday at 7am, expect to see a gang of runners in Chargers gear making a dash from Chargers Park to the Q! Next year, let’s get a gang of people to sign up for the event!

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  • RussellGrant

    He is an awesome guy.  I won’t even hold his Fresno State roots against him anymore.

  • pels04

    Thats gotta feel good to be able to help people out like that. But the first thing i would have done was get that little girl a new jersey haha

    • pels04

      Speaking of, i should update my profile pic……..

      • BoogaP

        LMAO! I almost said something but you beat me to it.

      • Bolts_NFL_music

         @pels04 Why that? Whats wrong with #43? Sproles was and will always be one of the greatest Chargers to wear the uniform (IMO). No reason to deny that…

        • pels04

           @Bolts_NFL_music Nothing against Sproles at all. I dont just buy any Chargers jersey, i buy the players Jerseys i really like ( see profile pic) .  I cant be the only one that thought that was funny when i saw that?

  • VEazy

    lol. He looks bored out of his mind.

  • boltsfan1972

    Awesome Article Ernie these kind are my favorites.Where the Good Guys are talked about. Unless at the end of the season you write one about how SD Chargers won it all.

  • Bolts_NFL_music

    Another reason why the SD Chargers just f#ckin rock! One great Bolts legend who stands for humility and helping others, leaves the organization (LT) and is replaced by another tremendous guy with a similar attitude. What´s left to say? -> GO CHARGERS!

  • Animal_DG

    @Bolts_NFL_music Can’t help but wonder how attendance will suffer this year since Smith and Turner didnt get the boot. Fans are pissed!

    • Bolts_NFL_music

      @Animal_DG Yeah thats another story, right. We’ll see how that issue will turn out in the end.

  • CindiSpears

    Amazing kid.  His mom did an excellent job keeping him grounded.  I love that he didn’t forget how his life started. 

  • Erikka Thorpe

    I am amazed that I found this page. I took my son to fan fest 2012, we were sitting in row 2, field, home side. After practice Ryan Mathews walks by signing a few autographs. My son is standing on arm rests of the seats leaning over the rail to see past some man. My son loudly, but politely says, “Mr. Mathews, I am four and I wear your Jersey will you please sign my hat”. He looked up and then signed another guy’s football and then a girl who looked sixteen or seventeen’s shirt. My son cried. Horrible experience. But Eddie Royal was kind enough to sign my son’s hat and acknowledged his words.