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Watts Chosen Angels' Cynthia "Big Mama" Mendenhall is Rams' fifth 'pLAymaker" honoree
Cynthia "Big Mama" Mendenhall of Watts Chosen Angels is the Rams' fifth 'pLAymaker" honoree for her work impacting underserved families and communities across Watts, Compton and South Los Angeles.
Students fulfill college dreams with help of Kenny Washington Scholarship | Rams Inspire Change
Watch as 13 students receive their Kenny Washington Memorial Scholarships at the Fulfillment Fund's Sip & Celebrate event at SoFi Stadium. In honor of the 75th anniversary of Kenny Washington's signing & as part of the Los Angeles Rams Inspire Change efforts, the Kenny Washington Memorial Scholarship was created to provide up to four years of financial support for 13 students from lower-resourced communities who are among the first in their families to pursue post-secondary education.
COMMUNITY PHOTOS: Students receive first ever Kenny Washington Memorial Scholarship at SoFi Stadium | Inspire Change
In honor of the 75th anniversary of Kenny Washington's signing and as part of the Los Angeles Rams' Inspire Change efforts, the team created the Kenny Washington Memorial Scholarship to provide up to four years of financial support for 13 students from lower-resourced communities who are among the first in their families to pursue post-secondary education.
Hate Is A Virus co-founders Michelle Hanabusa and Tammy Cho are the Rams' third 'pLAymaker' honorees
Michelle Hanabusa and Tammy Cho, co-founders of the Hate Is A Virus movement, have been recognized by the Rams as their third "pLAymaker" honorees for their work fighting coronavirus-driven hate crimes.
Rams among eight teams participating in NFL Diversity in Sports Medicine Pipeline Initiative
Launched by the NFL on Tuesday, the initiative will provide students from the four Historically Black Colleges and Universities medical schools clinical rotations with participating teams.
Rams and Fulfillment Fund celebrate Kenny Washington Memorial Scholarship recipients
On Thursday, May 5, the Rams recognized the first class of Kenny Washington Memorial Scholarship recipients at Fulfillment Fund's Sip & Celebrate event at SoFi Stadium.
Steve Wyche describes Jackie Robinson's connection to first Black players in NFL modern era: Rams players Kenny Washington & Woody Strode
NFL Network's Steve Wyche describes Jackie Robinson's connection to Kenny Washington & Woody Strode, who reintegrated the NFL when they began playing for the Rams.
Rams Studios & Nike produce short film featuring roundtable discussion with Rams Cheerleaders and Nike VP of Global Diversity and Inclusion
Jarvis Sam sits down with Rams Cheerleaders Eswinn, Jacqueline, Napoleon, and Tara to talk identity awareness, the importance of representation, and more
Forward Motion: A conversation beyond the NFL sidelines with Los Angeles Rams Cheerleaders
Fresh off a Super Bowl win, meet Los Angeles Rams Cheerleaders Eswinn, Tara, Jacqueline, and Napoleon. They sit down with Jarvis Sam—Nike's Vice President of Global Diversity, Equity & Inclusion. These game changers talk about making history as the first male cheerleaders in the NFL, staying active in the Los Angeles community, and the hurdles they were able to clear with the help of dance.
SoLa Impact Chief Impact Officer Sherri Francois is the Rams' first 'pLAymaker'
Sherri Francois, Chief Impact Officer at SoLa Impact, has been recognized by the Rams as their first "pLAymaker" for her work helping provide skills-based technology programming, scholarships and career development opportunities for under-served Black and brown Angelenos.
Rams partner with EVERFI to host webinar for LA students about untold stories in Black History
To culminate the Rams' Black History Month celebration, the team partnered with EVERFI to host the "African American History: Untold Stories" webinar for more than 300 Los Angeles region students, grades 6-9.
Rams staff share how their HBCU education set them up for career success | Inspire Change
In honor of Black History Month, Los Angeles Rams staff members share their path to working in sports & how their HBCU education led them to working for a Super Bowl-winning team. Meet Vice President of Communications Artis Twyman, Public Relations intern Paige Jefferson, Director of Rehabilitation/Assistant Athletic Trainer Byron Cunningham & Business Operations Coordinator Erica Harper.
Rams Black History Month Staff Showcase: Artis Twyman
In the fourth and final installment of a series for Black History Month, theRams.com spotlights Rams Vice President of Communications Artis Twyman.
Watch as Inglewood Black-owned businesses receive $25,000 grants courtesy of Intuit QuickBooks and the Rams | Inspire Change
Ahead of Super Bowl LVI at SoFi Stadium and in honor of Black History Month, the Los Angeles Rams partnered with Intuit QuickBooks and Mailchimp to provide grants for Black-owned Certified #RamsHouse businesses in Inglewood.
Inaugural Black Sports Business Symposium to kick off June 2022 at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, GA
AMB Sports and Entertainment, The Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation, and the Los Angeles Rams partner with the BSBS to help create opportunities and advancement for Black talent in sports; Visit blacksportsbiz.com for more information.
Rams Black History Month Staff Showcase: Alex Hill
In the second in a series for Black History Month, theRams.com spotlights Football Operations fellow and liaison Alex Hill.
Rams Black History Month Staff Showcase: Noel Grigsby Jr.
In the first of a series for Black History Month, theRams.com spotlights Rams Community Affairs and Engagement Intern Noel Grigsby Jr.
Rams OL Andrew Whitworth on giving back to LA community & looking forward to NFC Championship Game
Los Angeles Rams Walter Payton Man of the Year nominee Andrew Whitworth discusses giving back to the LA community and why he is looking forward to the NFC Championship game against the San Francisco 49ers.
Rams surprise three local social justice leaders who inspire change with tickets to Super Bowl LVI
Sunday, Feb. 13, SoFi Stadium will be packed and full of energy with Super Bowl LVI underway. For many, attending the Super Bowl is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity and three of Los Angeles' cherished social justice leaders will have that opportunity come to fruition.
Rams and Pepsi purchase meals for fans at The Serving Spoon in Inglewood ahead of Inspire Change game
On Thursday, Jan. 6, leading up to the Rams Inspire Change game against the San Francisco 49ers, The Serving Spoon provided 250 free meals to Rams fans and Inglewood residents.
A record-breaking Sunday: Rams 50/50 Raffle raises $342,975, sets NFL single-game and regular season record
The Rams 50/50 Raffle raised a total of $342,975, which set the new NFL record, breaking the previous record of $332,110 set during Super Bowl LIV.
Rams players honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. & share the impact his legacy has on them
Watch Los Angeles Rams QB Matthew Stafford, S Nick Scott, DL Aaron Donald, OL Andrew Whitworth & S Terrell Burgess share the impact Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s legacy has on them.
Keedron Bryant: "Whatever your gift is, use it and it will definitely inspire others"
The Rams welcomed 14-year-old singer Keedron Bryant to SoFi Stadium for Sunday's Inspire Change game as the National Anthem singer and one of the halftime performers. Here's how Bryant has used his voice to inspire change, and the ways he encourages others to do the same.
Inspiring Change with the Los Angeles Rams
From Kenny Washington and Woody Strode breaking the NFL's color barrier in 1946, to Grambling State's Shack Harris becoming the first Black quarterback to start a season, inspiring progress has been a cornerstone of the Los Angeles Rams franchise from the very beginning. We're committed to being a team that pioneers with a purpose, inspiring Changemakers to do the necessary work to create access in our city, fight for justice and instill compassion.