The Rams and the City of Agoura Hills teamed up to distribute backpacks to kick off the new school year.
As the school year approaches for students in Conejo Valley, the Los Angeles Rams teamed up with the City of Agoura Hills and Agoura Hills Teen Coalition for the second consecutive year to gear them up for success.
The Rams helped distribute more than 250 backpacks and supplies to economically-disadvantaged students on Tuesday, August 6, at the Mamba Sports Academy. This event has provided more than 500 backpacks to students in the Conejo Valley.
"We have great neighbors here in Agoura Hills and we want to continue to show up for them and support our community," said Community Affairs and Player Engagement Coordinator, DAVID WEINGARTEN. "There's a lot of need at the beginning of the school year for supplies to make sure students are prepared in the classroom. With our partners at the City of Agoura Hills we are able to prepare these students for the school year ahead."
Students and families were encouraged to engage in arts and crafts, as well as take photos in a photo booth with Rams Cheerleaders. Physical fitness and sports stations facilitated by Rams staffers were also available once students received their backpacks.
"This specific event is targeted towards the younger children because starting school and having the necessary tools to be successful is really important," said an Agoura Hills Teen Coalition volunteers.
Agoura Hills Mayor LINDA NORTHRUP attended the Mamba Sports Academy for the back-to-school event and was beyond proud to see the impact that the Rams, the City of Agoura Hills and the Teen Coalition have made in the Conjeo Valley community.
"I have to say that I couldn't be more honored to be here at this backpack giveaway event. It's really emblematic of the continued, deep contribution of the Rams organization in partnership with the City of Agoura Hills," said Northrup. "This is an organization that truly gives back and becomes a part of every community that they touch from its training facility to its business office in Thousand Oaks and everything all the way to Inglewood, where they are building their new stadium."
The event was part of the team's Staff Day of Service program. Each month, the Rams' front office staff volunteers with local non-profits. Since returning home to Los Angeles, Rams staff members have provided more than 6,900 hours of community service and impacted 42 local non-profits and 55 schools.
For more information about the Rams' community outreach efforts, please visit www.therams.com/community.