Shoot to Cure HD

Charger Jacques Cesaire hammed it up with a reporter’s camera trying to distract rookie tight end Ladarius Green.

Fun-filled fundraiser Shoot to Cure HD was held June 15 at Chargers Park, hosted by Chargers tight end Antonio Gates. A huge outdoor party featured live and silent auctions, food, tours of the Chargers training facility and the signature speed free throw contest in which many Chargers players participated. All proceeds went to the Huntington’s Disease Society of America (

Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers was part of a live auction prize. Brian Wilson of XTRA Sports 1360 was an event emcee.

The most enthusiastic participants were the Chargers defensive line, who kept switching courts to fill in for players who were absent. Chargers Antonio Garay, Jacques Cesaire and rookie Kendall Reyes hammed it up, entertaining the attendees.

— Photos/Karen Billing