As Inglewood anxiously awaits the Rams’ arrival at the soon to be state-of-the-art stadium in 2019, the team has already started to reach out to youth in the community.
About 800 Inglewood students participated in the Rams Play 60 event and were actively engaged with players from the Los Angeles Rams football team on May13. The event was part of an NFL campaign to encourage children to get at least 60 minutes of exercise a day.
Some of the participating Los Angeles Rams players included: Cody Davis, Johnny Hekker, Cameron Lynch, Jake Mcquaide, Chase Reynolds, Rodger Saffold, Coty Sensabaugh and Doug Worthington.
Rams Punter Johnny Hekker tweeted:
“Had an amazing morning hanging with the great kids of Inglewood in our first Play 60 event in LA! Always fun to give back to the community.”
“It’s really fun and exciting to have famous people playing and showing us how to do the drills,” a Worthington Elementary student added.
Students lined up to tackle inflatable dummies, throw passes, practice field goal kicking, and test out their 40-yard dash times.
“There was a big jumper and places where you could throw footballs and hang out with the people on the Rams team,” a Monroe Middle School student said.
The 800 elementary and middle school students came from 14 Inglewood schools, including: Bennett Kew Elementary, Worthington Elementary, Woodworth Elementary, Monroe Middle, Kelso Elementary, Payne Elementary, Warren Lane Elementary, Crozier Middle, Centinela Elementary, Highland Elementary, LaTijera Charter Academy, Parent School, Oak Street Elementary and Hudnall Elementary.
Los Angeles Rams Cheerleaders; Rampage, the Los Angeles Rams Mascot; the Los Angeles Rams front office staff and student volunteers from Inglewood High and Morningside High also participated.
“It’s very exciting. You could see the energy the kids had as they were coming up to see a couple Rams players, and seeing all the things we had for them, it was an awesome experience,” Rams Defensive Tackle, Doug Worthington said.