Los Angeles Chargers center Corey Linsley and his wife Anna are still relatively new to both the team and to Southern California, but have wasted no time giving back to the community.
Corey and Anna selected Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) as the recipient of the Corey Linsley Matching Gift Challenge last month. Donations of up to $60,000 were matched by the Linsleys and the Chargers Impact Fund. Funds raised will be split between CASA Orange County and CASA Los Angeles.
The Linsleys started their work with CASA Brown County when Corey was with the Green Bay Packers, even getting sworn-in to become advocates themselves. They've since gone on to work with CASA OC and CASA LA.
At the Chargers/Giants game on December 12th, a check will be presented to the leaders of both CASA OC and CASA LA by the Chargers. To make the event even more special, the team donated 50 tickets to CASA OC allowing CASA youth and their advocates to attend the game along with members of the CASA staff.
Corey will take to the field in custom-designed cleats highlighting CASA. His cleats will sport the CASA/GAL logo representing Court Appointed Special Advocates/Guardians ad Litem.
Corey was recently selected as the Chargers nominee for the NFL’s 2021 Walter Payton Man of the Year Award. He was also the 2020 nominee for this award when he was with the Green Bay Packers, and in both years his involvement with the CASA program was highlighted.
We are so grateful for community partners such as the Chargers and dedicated individuals like Corey and Anna Linsley. It is due to their generosity that CASA is able to serve so many youth who might otherwise have no-one in their court.