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Rams Partner with The Salvation Army for a Holiday Shopping Spree at Walmart

Posted Dec 28, 2016

The Rams partnered with The Salvation Army and Walmart to host a holiday shopping spree for 100 children who currently reside at Salvation Army shelters throughout the Los Angeles area.

Last week, the Los Angeles Rams partnered with The Salvation Army and Walmart to host a holiday shopping spree for 100 children who currently reside at Salvation Army shelters throughout the Los Angeles area.

At the event, Rams defensive back Michael Jordan, tight ends Tyler Higbee and Bryce Williams, and Rams front office staff joined Rams alumni Greg Bell, Eric Dickerson, Nate Hobgood-Chittick, LeRoy Irvin and Tony Zendejas and The Salvation Army volunteers to take the children on shopping at Walmart in West Hills, CA.

Volunteer shoppers were given a pre-loaded Walmart card for each child to purchase toys and necessities during the event. While $100 was initially allocated for each card, donations from Rams defensive end William Hayes and defensive tackle Ethan Westbrooks raised the shopping budget for each child to $160.

“The Rams made an unforgettable impact on the lives of 100 kids from Salvation Army shelters and programs this holiday season.  The Rams are truly great in the hearts and minds of the kids they helped and The Salvation Army is truly grateful for the Rams organization's support,” explained Lt. Colonel Kyle Smith, Divisional Commander of The Salvation Army Southern California Division. “We want to especially thank Ethan Westbrooks and William Hayes, who by throwing in extra money, made this event even more epic!”

At the event, volunteers helped the children select toys, clothes, and other necessities to help make their holidays brighter. “I’m glad to give back to those people who are in need,” shared Bryce Williams, who was paired with two children during the event. “Seeing the impact that I can make as a part of the Rams makes me feel good.”

The Los Angeles Rams players, cheerleaders, mascot Rampage and staff have been working to make the holiday season a little brighter this year by supporting several holiday events in the Los Angeles region. The Rams have teamed up with various community partners to host holiday parties, serve meals and provide holiday gifts for local youth and families, impacting more than 2,000 people, including 1,300 children.