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"Kenny Ran So I Could Be Who I Want to Be" | Rams Black History Month Staff Showcase with Tiras Holifield
In the first of a series for Black History Month, theRams.com spotlights Tiras Holifield of the Rams' brand strategy team and his role in bringing to life the "Kenny Ran So I Could" campaign.
Time for Change Foundation receives "generous donation" from Bobby Wagner
Rams linebacker Bobby Wagner gave back recently with a "generous donation" to Southern California-based Time For Change Foundation, which aims to "empower disenfranchised families transitioning from homelessness and recidivism."
Black-owned business spotlight: Formed during pandemic, versatile Pineapple Express continues to thrive
Kevin Burton – also known as DJ "Kevvy Kev" – had to find a new source of income when the pandemic shut down clubs, and by extension DJ gigs. His solution: Pineapple Express food truck.
Black-owned business spotlight: Woody's Bar-B-Que a generational family business
Founded by the late Woody Phillips, son Rodney Phillips continues to operate Woody's Bar-B-Que and carry on the restaurant's legacy with help from his own son, too.
COMMUNITY PHOTOS: Meet the Rams 2022 pLAymakers & see how they were honored at SoFi Stadium
As part of the pLAymakers program, the Los Angeles Rams selected 13 Los Angeles community members that exemplified leadership in advocating for justice, addressing disparities and inspiring change and recognized them SoFi Stadium during Sunday's Week 16 Christmas Day matchup.
The road to becoming an NFL coach with KJ Black: "Set the tone & continue to inspire change"
Get to know how Los Angeles Rams Coaching Fellow KJ Black came to join the Rams coaching staff and is continuing to inspire change both on and off the field.
Rams celebrate leaders in LA advocating for justice, addressing disparities & inspiring change
In memory of Kenny Washington, the Los Angeles Rams launched the pLAymakers program. Through this program the Rams recognized 13 Los Angeles community members that exemplified leadership in advocating for justice, addressing disparities and inspiring change.
Black-owned business spotlight: Derrick Bivens turned appetite into Compton-based Billionaire Burger Boyz food truck and restaurant
Another one of the Black-owned businesses that has visited the Rams' training facility in Thousand Oaks throughout the regular season, Billionaire Burger Boyz was the creation of executive chef Derrick Bivens' appetite for the food it serves.
Black-owned business spotlight: Inglewood-based Nay's Tacos going 14 years strong
One of the Black-owned businesses that has visited the Rams' training facility in Thousand Oaks throughout the 2022 regular season, Nay's Tacos has served Inglewood for many years.
Bracken's Kitchen Founder and Culinary Director Bill Bracken is Rams' 13th 'pLAymaker' honoree
Bill Bracken of Bracken's Kitchen has been recognized as the Rams' 13th pLAymaker honoree for his work addressing food insecurity in Orange County and beyond.
Calibrate Executive Director and Co-Founder Marcie Gilbert is Rams' 12th 'pLAymaker' honoree
Marcie Gilbert of Calibrate is the Rams' 12th pLAymaker honoree for her work helping transform the lives of youth from undeserved communities.
City Year's Chailen August is Rams' 11th 'pLAymaker' honoree
Chailen August of City Year Los Angeles is the Rams' 11th pLAymaker honoree for his work in the education field helping create environments where students succeed.
Angel City Sports Founder and CEO Clayton Frech is Rams' 10th 'pLAymaker' honoree
Clayton Frech of Angel City Sports is the Rams' 10th pLAYmaker honoree for his work providing Adapative and Paralympic sports programming to the Los Angeles area.
Al Wooten Jr. Center Executive Director Naomi McSwain is the Rams' ninth 'pLAymaker' honoree
Naomi McSwain of the Wooten Center is the Rams' ninth 'pLAymaker' honoree for her work helping foster an environment where youths can thrive academically and as citizens.
Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science students Kadarius Burgess and Felipe Ocampo talk rotation experiences with Rams as part of NFL's Diversity in Sports Medicine Pipeline Initiative
Kadarius Burgess and Felipe Ocampo of Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science were part of the inaugural class of HBCU medical students who completed rotations with eight NFL teams this fall.
T.R.U.S.T. South LA Executive Director Edgar Campos is Rams' eighth playmaker honoree
Edgar Campos of T.R.U.S.T. South LA is the Rams' eighth 'pLAymaker' honoree for his work helping lead land stewardship, mobility and recreation and leadership development in neighborhoods south of Downtown Los Angeles.
Rams Latino Heritage Month Staff Showcase: Director, Cheerleaders Keely Fimbres and cheerleaders Eswinn Diaz, Piper Cervantes, Jose Capetillo and Kira Guzman
In the fourth and final installment of a series for Latino Heritage Month, theRams.com spotlights Director, Cheerleaders Keely Fimbres and cheerleaders Eswinn Diaz, Piper Cervantes, Jose Capetillo and Kira Guzman.
Rams Latino Heritage Month Staff Showcase: Rodolfo Galván-Rivera
In the third of a series for Latino Heritage Month, theRams.com spotlights Studio Producer Rodolfo Galván-Rivera.
Strength Based Community Change Executive Director Colleen Mooney is Rams' seventh 'pLAymaker' honoree
Colleen Mooney of Strength Based Community Change has been recognized as the Rams' seventh 'pLAymaker' honoree for her work
Rams Latino Heritage Month Staff Showcase: Issac Ortega
In the second of a series for Latino Heritage Month, theRams.com spotlights Senior Manager, Strategy & Analytics Issac Ortega.
Rams Latino Heritage Month Staff Showcase: Kassandra Garcia
In the first of a series for Latino Heritage Month, theRams.com spotlights Manager of Football and Business Administration Kassandra Garcia.
I Have A Dream Foundation Executive Director Janell Lewis is Rams' sixth "pLAymaker" honoree
Janell Lewis of I Have A Dream Foundation is the Rams' sixth 'pLAymaker" honoree for her work providing individualized social, emotional, and academic support to young people in under-resourced communities.
Two Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science students to complete clinical rotations with Rams during 2022 season
Kadarius Burgess and Felipe Ocampo will work with the Rams' medical staff this upcoming season as part of the inaugural class of students participating in the NFL Diversity in Sports Medicine Pipeline Initiative.
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.