For the event, a special holiday card featuring Rams Defensive Tackle
At Acacia Elementary, Rams Defensive Tackle
“It’s so exciting for [the students]. We’re always trying to do things that reach out into our community and to our world to make a difference,” explained Kristen Walker, principal at Acacia Elementary. “So to have these real life heroes and celebrities like Aaron Donald come in today to interact with our kids and do something for our military is just so special and beyond what we could’ve imagined happening for them.”
At Kelso Elementary, Rams Defensive Back
Executive Director of School and Community Relations for the Inglewood Unified School District Dr. Jacqueline Landrum Sanderlin explained the positive academic impact that Holiday Mail for Heroes has on students.
“Having the LA Rams come to one of our schools is an experience that always will make our scholars excited. We appreciate the team turning the visit into one where the scholars could execute their creative writing style and thinking. This also was an opportunity for them to engage in the art of giving thanks, which is was what their letters were all about.”
Since 2009, the Rams front office staff has hosted monthly Staff Days of Service with local non-profit organizations. Through these volunteer events, the Rams has provided more than 12,000 hours of community service. As part of this effort, the Rams, in partnership with Wells Fargo, features a weekly Rams Community Player of the Week and a Wells Fargo Community Player of the Week to recognize Rams players for the positive impact they make off the field and Wells Fargo employees for their commitment to serving the Greater Los Angeles Area.