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On Monday night, many Chargers players met up after practice for a different kind of competition.
Monday was the annual J-Bowl hosted by Kearny Mesa Bowl to raise money for Chargers cornerback Quentin Jammer’s foundation, as well as recent Hall of Fame inductee Darren Bennett’s foundation.
There were plenty of past and present Chargers there, including the injured Vincent Brown, running back Ryan Matthews, cornerback Antoine Cason and former defensive end Jacques Cesaire.
The event was primarily to raise money for children with muscular dystrophy through Bennett’s foundation and disadvantaged youth through Jammer’s charity.
“I’m really excited because we’re raising a lot of money for San Pasqual Academy and muscular dystrophy,” Cesaire said. “We’re honoring Darren Bennett who’s a great friend and a great leader in San Diego. It’s a real exciting time right now.”
Despite bowling for a good cause, however, some players just couldn't shake their competitive natures.
“What I’m really excited to showcase today is the fact that I am a perfect bowler,” Cesaire said. “I’ve bowled a 300 four, five, six times in my sleep. So I’m really excited about that and I’m excited to just embarrass some of my old teammates.”
Other players were looking to just enjoy the night with friends and family.
“I’m just here to have fun tonight,” Jammer said. “I left my competitive spirit at home. I just want to make sure everyone has a good time tonight.”