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The Los Angeles Rams are dedicated to becoming the greatest community partner in Los Angeles and highlighting leaders that are advocating for justice, addressing disparities, and inspiring change. In honor of this commitment and in memory of Kenny Washington (#13), the Rams are launching the pLAymakers program to recognize 13 Angelenos annually who are committed to moving our city forward. Continuing the legacy of groundbreakers like Kenny and Woody Strode, each pLAymaker is defined by core values those men exemplified, including perseverance in the face of adversity, dedication to their goals and the Los Angeles community, fortitude through breaking barriers, and inspiring others around them to make a difference.

Meet our pLAymakers

Bill Bracken

Bill Bracken

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.

Marcie Gilbert

Marcie Gilbert

Marcie Gilbert of Calibrate is the Rams' 12th pLAymaker honoree for her work helping transform the lives of youth from undeserved communities.

Chailen August

Chailen August

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.

Clayton Frech

Clayton Frech

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.

Naomi McSwain

Naomi McSwain

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.

Edgar Campos

Edgar Campos

Edgar Campos of T.R.U.S.T. South LA is the Rams' eighth 'pLAymaker' honoree for his work helping lead land stewardship, mobility, recreation and leadership development in neighborhoods south of Downtown Los Angeles.

Colleen Mooney

Colleen Mooney

Colleen Mooney of Strength Based Community Change has been recognized as the Rams' seventh 'pLAymaker' honoree for her work supporting communities and their impacted residents to enact long-lasting social change.

Janell Lewis

Janell Lewis

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.

Cynthia "Big Mama" Mendenhall

Cynthia "Big Mama" Mendenhall

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.

Jacob Toups & Luis Vasquez

Jacob Toups & Luis Vasquez

Jacob Toups and Luis Vasquez, co-founders of the non-profit Rainbow Labs, have been recognized by the Rams as their latest pLAymaker for their work providing a safe and supportive environment to empower LGBTQ+ youth.

Michelle Hanabusa & Tammy Cho

Michelle Hanabusa & Tammy Cho

Michelle and Tammy founded Hate Is A Virus, a nonprofit that started as a local initiative supporting local Asian American small businesses, then evolved into an awareness campaign against the rise of anti-Asian hate crimes. Due to community needs, it evolved again into a nonprofit that aims to educate their community on their role in dismantling racism and hate.

Olympia Auset

Olympia Auset

Olympia Auset founded SÜPRMARKT, a low-cost organic grocery which serves low-income communities in Los Angeles. SÜPRMARKT has provided more than 70,000 pounds of organic fruit, veggies, and staples in South L.A. since its inception in July 2016.

Sherri Francois

Sherri Francois

Sherri Francois is the Chief Impact Officer at SoLa I CAN Foundation. SoLa Impact and I CAN work to provide skills-based technology programming, scholarships and career development opportunities for under-served Black and brown Angelenos.

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