The L.A. Rams have embraced the Los Angles community with open arms and open wallets moving back to the city four years ago.
The team and players were champions during the California wildfires and in the aftermath of a mass shooting that occurred near their Thousand Oaks headquarters in 2018.
This year, several players have stepped up during the coronavirus pandemic, and standout wide receiver Cooper Kupp is the latest Rams’ player to give to the greater L.A. community. The Rams’ team website reported on Wednesday that Kupp is donating $15,000 in Nike products to the support at-promise Inglewood Unified School District students and their families.
Kupp’s donation will come in the form of clothing needs for 23 families selected by the school district.
“Our contribution seems insignificant among the hurt and hardship being felt worldwide,” Kupp told the site. “The goal for my wife and I is not only to help those in need, but also to thank those who are making unimaginable sacrifices for the good of everyone. It’s times like these where you can be a part of the team and help those that are feeling this the most.”
The franchise and the school district have had a strong partnership since the Rams returned to L.A. in 2016. The Rams have been helping feed families of the students over the past two months during the pandemic.
Kudos to Kupp and the Rams for their continued excellent work in the community.