(East Los Angeles, CA) [From The Editor’s Desk]: The Los Angeles Rams, in one of their busiest months of the year thus far, continue to spread the love and awareness of the impact it is having on our City’s and County’s youth who are currently playing football for the various levels that the sport is being offered, or in chronological and school-age terms, from grades (2-12), and it was once again, a FREE co-ed offering.
The Rams were at Jackie Robinson Stadium in Southwest Los Angeles, adjacent to the Michelle and Barack Obama Sports Complex (formerly known as the Rancho Cienega Recreation Center, and Dorsey High school, on Friday, June 16th from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm, to highlight and commemorate the African-American National Holiday of Juneteenth.
The Rams provided and conducted a full youth practice and workout special clinic for over 225 of our City’s youth.
Thanks to the Rams Corporate Communications Department for providing us with a glimpse and a look, through the event photos, of how the Clinic was experienced, thoroughly enjoyed, and much-appreciated by many of the young attendees.
LOS ANGELES RAMS HOST FREE YOUTH FOOTBALL CAMP AT JACKIE ROBINSON STADIUM IN RECOGNITION OF JUNETEENTH
The Los Angeles Rams hosted a free, coed football camp for more than 230 South Los Angeles youth (grades 2-12) at Jackie Robinson Stadium in recognition of Juneteenth, and was programmed from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm.
The carnival-style camp featured football related inflatables, stations focused on football fundamentals, and appearances from Rams Cheerleaders and mascot Rampage.
Rams Director of Social Justice and Football Development JOHNATHAN FRANKLIN and Rams Associate Manager of High School Football GHALEE WADOOD provided opening remarks to kick-off the camp and touch on the significance of Juneteenth. All participating youth received a camp t-shirt.
In addition to the free football camp, the Rams recently hosted a beautification project in partnership with City Year Los Angeles at George Washington Preparatory High School earlier this month in remembrance of Juneteenth.
On Sunday, June 18, members of the team’s 2023 rookie class and front office staff volunteered at Black on the Block’s LA Juneteenth Festival. The festival aim was to promote and celebrate Black-owned businesses in Los Angeles.
Last year, in recognition of Juneteenth, the Rams supported the Watts Juneteenth Street Fair, served as Grand Marshals of the Inglewood Juneteenth Parade, and promoted Certified #RamsHouse Sip & Sonder’s Double Dutch Tournament. Additionally, members of the front office attended the inaugural Black Sports Business Symposium in Atlanta, Georgia.