Thousands of first responders and people affected by the recent tragedies will be in attendance, seated on the Shell & Throwback Terraces, the Field Pavilion (bleachers), and around the bowl. The Rams provided thousands of complimentary tickets to first responders who bravely protect the greater Los Angeles community, as well as people who have been impacted by the recent tragedies. The Rams worked through fire and law enforcement agencies and local organizations to ensure tickets get into the right hands, including:
- Ventura County Fire
- LA County FD
- Ventura County Sheriff
- Los Angeles County Sheriff
- US Forest Service (Hotshots)
- Los Angeles County Department of Public Health
- American Red Cross
- Cities of Thousand Oaks, Agoura Hills, Malibu, Calabasas, Westlake Village
HATS HONORING FIRST RESPONDERS: Players and coaches from both the Los Angeles Rams and Kansas City Chiefs will wear hats honoring a variety of Los Angeles area fire and law enforcement agencies.
- Agencies represented: California Highway Patrol, LAFD, LAPD, LA County Fire Department, Ventura County Fire Department and Ventura County Sheriff.
- New Era produced hats for each team. The agency’s logo is on the front of the cap and the team’s logo is on the side.
- The game-worn hats will be auctioned off on NFLAuction.com postgame with 100% of the proceeds going to the Conejo Valley Victims Fund and American Red Cross Southern California Wildfire Relief. Game-worn jerseys also will be auctioned off on NFL Auction with proceeds going to the relief efforts.
NATIONAL ANTHEM: Members of the Cal Lutheran Choir will sing the National Anthem while first responders and members of the greater LA community will hold a field-size American flag. The choir is directed by Wyant Morton.
- Cal Lutheran alumnus and former choir member Justin Meek was one of the 12 victims of the November 7 shooting at Borderline Bar & Grill.
COLOR GUARD: The Ventura County Sheriff’s Department Honor Guard will present the colors during the National Anthem.
TORCH LIGHTING: Karen and Jordan Helus, wife and son of fallen Ventura County Sheriff Sergeant Ron Helus, will light the Coliseum Torch prior to kickoff. They will be joined by Paige Vuksic (Jordan’s girlfriend), Ventura County Sheriff Bill Ayub, Ventura County Assistant Sheriff Chris Dunn, and Ventura County Sheriff’s Sergeant Kevin Donoghue.
- Helus was among the first law enforcement officers to arrive at the Borderline Bar & Grill on the night of November 7. His courageous actions spared many lives as he swiftly facilitated the escape of several individuals.
- A 29-year veteran of the Ventura County Sheriff’s office, Helus spent much of his career on the SWAT team and was also a firearms and defensive tactics instructor who was committed to training less-experiences deputies on his shifts. Hailing from West Hills, Helus was a San Fernando Valley native who served his community with unwavering honor.
COIN TOSS: The team will recognize Mayors of the cities most affected by recent tragedy during the coin toss:
- Fred Gaines (Calabasas)
- Andrew Fox (Thousand Oaks)
- Eric Garcetti (Los Angeles)
- William D. Koehler (Agoura Hills)
- Rick Mullen (Malibu)
- Mark Rutherford (Westlake Village)
BORDERLINE MEMORIAL BANNER: A memorial banner with the names of the 12 Borderline shooting victims will be positioned in the Peristyle between gates 1 & 33.
COMMUNITY WATER BOYS: Dylan and Derek Adler, the sons of Sean Adler who lost his life in the shooting at Borderline, will serve as the Rams honorary water boys of the game.
- Adler was a wrestling coach at Royal High School in Simi Valley as well as a member of the security team at Borderline. His courageous actions to disarm the shooter helped save the lives of many civilians.
- Dylan (17-years-old) and Derek (12-years-old) will be on the sidelines throughout the game as part of the Rams Community Water Boy program. Dylan, is currently a wide receiver on the Simi Valley High School Varsity football team.
HERO SALUTES: The Rams will recognize two fire fighters during the in-game Hero Salutes presented by American Airlines.
- 1st Quarter: Rams will recognize Ventura County Fire Department (VCFD) Captain & Army Reserves Staff Sergeant Ken Roberts. Captain Roberts started his week tending to the Borderline shooting and then immediately rolled into fighting the fires – he has been working around the clock.
- 3rd Quarter: Rams will recognize Firefighter Michael Williams of Ventura County Fire Station 36 in Oak Park. Williams recently lost his own home while fighting to save his neighbors homes.
SEASON TICKET MEMBER OF THE GAME: During the 3rd Quarter, the Rams will recognize firefighter paramedic Michael Dubron in the Southeast end zone.
- Dubron has been a season ticket member since 2016. Hailing from Saugus, California, he currently serves as a firefighter paramedic for the Los Angeles County Fire Department and is also the founder of the Firefighter Cancer Support Network (FCSN).
- In February of 2003, Dubron was diagnosed with cancer. After returning to work from a nine-month absence, he established a program where firefighters and their families can get immediate assistance to cope with cancer diagnosis.
- The FCSN is comprised of firefighters and their families who are cancer survivors, care givers and volunteers providing comfort, hope, cancer awareness and education.
50/50 RAFFLE: Proceeds from the in-game 50/50 Raffle will benefit the Conejo Valley Victims Fund, American Red Cross Southern California Wildfire Relief and United Way of Greater Los Angeles.
LEGENDS OF THE GAME: 1979 Los Angeles Rams. 39 years ago to date, the 1979 Los Angeles Rams hosted the franchise’s last Monday Night Football game at the Coliseum. That game, a 20 – 14 victory over the Atlanta Falcons, featured future Hall of Famers Jackie Slater and Jack Youngblood, as well as young quarterback Vince Ferragamo making his first start of the season. That team would go on to play in Super Bowl Fourteen at the end of the season.
- George Andrews
- Frank Corral
- Reggie Doss
- Fred Dryer
- Vince Ferragamo
- Dennis Harrah
- Jackie Slater
- Doug Smith
- Ivory Sully
- Jerry Wilkinson