Last year, the Rams and Shoes That Fit distributed 400 shoes to students at Highland Elementary in Inglewood.
Beatriz Lopez, Health Net’s Senior Manager for Public Relations, also spoke about their partnership with the Rams and the importance of teaching kids about community and their mental and physical health.
“Last year we partnered for vaccination clinics and backpack give giveaways. We hope this event really motivates our youth to stay active and continue their path to great physical and mental health.”
Last season, the Rams partnered with Health Net, Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) and Los Angeles Department of Public Health to host flag football clinics, backpack distributions, vaccination clinics and grab-and-go food distributions for students from 30 middle schools throughout the greater Los Angeles region.
Since 2016, the Rams have hosted more than 80 PLAY 60 events and football clinics for more than 40,000 students throughout Southern California.
“We think all kids deserve to know that they have a bright future ahead of them, that their community cares about them, and that being healthy and active is an important part of being prepared for that future,” said Roach. “
Jim Morris, the County Administrator for Inglewood School District, echoed a similar sentiment.
“There is nothing like it to teach a child that the community cares about them. And I think that’s probably the most important lesson is children in Inglewood know we have a community that cares about them and supports them in their education and being successful in school and in life.” Morris added, “It’s important for our schools to know we’re part of a community and the Rams are an important part of the Inglewood community.”
To learn more about the Rams’ community efforts, please visit www.therams.com/community.