SAN DIEGO (CNS) - Carlos and Linda LeGerrette will receive the NFL Hispanic Heritage Leadership Award at Sunday's San Diego Chargers-Jacksonville Jaguars game at Qualcomm Stadium in connection with the leaguewide celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month.
Also in connection with Hispanic Heritage Month, Karina Iglesias, a contestant in the spring 2013 season of the NBC singing competition "The Voice," will sing the national anthem and Mariachi Real de San Diego and traditional ballet folklorico dancers from Ballet Xochitl will perform at halftime.
The LeGerrettes worked with United Farm Workers founder Cesar Chavez for 12 years beginning in 1966 when they were students at San Diego Mesa College and founded the first Cesar Chavez Service Club in 2001.
Club members from kindergarten through high school learn civic responsibility and leadership through a 10-point curriculum founded on values Chavez promoted, including nonviolence, respect, service, determination, tolerance and knowledge.
The LeGerrettes worked on Gov. Jerry Brown's gubernatorial and presidential campaigns in the 1970s. They also worked with Sol Price, the founder of the Price Club chain of stores, on community and educational projects.
Price persuaded the LeGerrettes to start a warehouse delivery program they later sold to Price Club.
Carlos LeGerrette is a fourth-generation San Diegan who was raised in Logan Heights, Old Town and the Linda Vista, Frontier and Ocean Beach federal housing projects. He graduated from Point Loma High School.
Linda LeGerrette is a fourth-generation San Diegan who was raised in Shelltown and Clairemont and graduated from Madison High School.
The longtime Golden Hills residents graduated from San Diego Mesa College in 1969, which honored them in May with the college's Distinguished Alumni Award.
A clear and warm weekend as temperatures begin to warm. Humidity levels in the desert will gradually lower through the weekend as a weak ridge briefly builds Saturday.
San Diegans and tourists alike headed to the coast to take in all that the first day of fall has to offer.
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