The Rams have made a fast impact in Los Angeles with their community service and head coach Sean McVay continued to build on that wonderful habit by donating $25,000 to the Play Equity Fund, the team announced Friday.
The donated funds were used to buy football, jump ropes and other supplies for Los Angeles students who are living in under-resourced communities, the team said in a statement. Without this donation, these children would not have access to such supplies.
The goal of McVay’s donation is to help keep these children and their families active during school closures and other challenges created by the coronavirus pandemic.
“I am proud to partner with the LA84 Foundation and the Play Equity Fund, which was founded on the belief that play is a human right for children,” McVay said in the statement. “Sadly, nearly one million children in Los Angeles live in poverty and because of that, many kids don’t have access to sports and structured play. Through this donation, I’m happy to provide the gift of sports and enable kids to get healthy and active while having fun.”
Along with McVay, Rams’ defensive linemen Aaron Donald and Sebastian Joseph-Day have also worked with PlayEquityFund.org.
The Rams have taken a strong approach in community events and the social justice movement this year, so McVay’s gesture is just another indication of their commitment to the L.A. community.