The Los Angeles Rams announced
This week Dominique Easley and Cam Thomas sponsored and volunteered with Midnight Mission to give families at HomeLight a Thanksgiving meal. HomeLight specializes in helping families who are victims of domestic abuse, human trafficking and homelessness. Dominique is a Defensive Tackle from Staten Island, NY. He was drafted by the Patriots in 2014 and is completing his 1st year with the Rams. Cam Thomas is a Defensive Tackle hailing from Eagle Springs, NC. Though entering his 7th season in the NFL, Thomas is completing his first with the Rams.
Q & A with Cam Thomas and Dominique Easley
What does Thanksgiving mean to you Dominique?
Thanksgiving is a beautiful time to spend with your family and/or friends. It brings happiness because you get a chance to look at all of the blessings you’ve received. Personally, I’ve been so blessed to be in this position and I’m glad I had the chance to help families at HomeLight have a nice Thanksgiving Holiday. Every year I bring my family somewhere to volunteer to show them the importance of giving back and today it was nice to come together with Cam and his family.
Why is getting out and getting involved important to you Cam?
Getting out and getting involved is important because you get to interact and help people from all over. As players we have a platform and it’s important for us to use it. Being able to serve and mingle with families from HomeLight is a good feeling. Dominique and I had the chance to pay it forward and that’s what Thanksgiving is all about.
Why is it important for you to use your platform Dominique?
I think it goes beyond our platform. As people who are blessed individuals, it’s important for us to give back. The fact that we have this platform only expands our opportunities. Cam and I decided weeks ago that we wanted to do something for Thanksgiving in the underserved community. The families that we were able to be around today have gone through a lot but they’re working hard to provide for their families and get back on their feet. We just wanted to be a blessing for others and I’m glad we were able to do that today.
What does it mean to be Community Player of the Week Cam?
It means a lot to be Community Player of the Week. This is only motivation to continue to be active and to continue to find ways to make a difference in communities that need it most. There’s a lot of people that look up to us and it’s important for us to be role models in the community. We’ve been blessed as people and as athletes. It’s only right we continue to bless others.
Fire Round with Dominique Easley and Cam Thomas
Favorite Thanksgiving dish?
• Dominque: Honey baked ham
• Cam: Collard greens
Deep fried or baked Turkey?
• Dominique: Baked
• Cam: Baked
Who would make the best and the worst Thanksgiving dish?
Do you prefer to watch football on Thanksgiving or play?
• Dominique: Watch
• Cam: Watch
What are you thankful for?
• Dominique: Giving back and being with my family
• Cam: Being home with family
About the Rams Community Player of the Week Presented by Wells Fargo
Each week during the 2016 regular season, the Los Angeles Rams select a player to honor as the Rams Community Player of the Week. The program, presented by Wells Fargo, is intended to recognize players for the positive impact they make off the field and their commitment to serving the Greater Los Angeles Area.
In 2015, Wells Fargo team members volunteered more than 41,800 hours in the LA area. This week, the organization is proud to recognize Wells Fargo Community Player of the Week, Lionel Parrales. The Norwalk branch manager and his team have created an on-going volunteerism effort with their local elementary school. They collect and donate new and gently used children’s books and deliver them periodically to the school. During their visit Lionel and the Norwalk branch team will also teach financial literacy classes to the students. For more information on Wells Fargo’s commitment to community service, visit https://www.wellsfargo.com/about/corporate-responsibility/community-giving/