Less than a day after students and community members alike mourned the loss of 12 people following the shooting at Borderline Bar & Grill, the Woosley and Hill Fires broke out, causing an estimated 215,000 people to evacuate from their homes.
In light of these recent tragedies, the Los Angeles Rams released the following statement via Twitter on Thursday, Nov. 8:
“The Los Angeles Rams Organization is heartbroken by the horrific shooting that took place last night in our community of Thousand Oaks… Our thoughts and prayers are with the victims, their families and our entire community.”
Once the NFL decided to move this Monday night’s Cheifs-Rams game to the Los Angeles from Mexico City due to poor field conditions, the team decided to seize the opportunity to give back.
“The Rams will be providing thousands of complimentary tickets to first responders who are bravely protecting the greater Los Angeles community, as well as people who have been impacted by our community’s recent tragedies,” the team’s official website stated.
Because the game’s location changed on such short notice, fans must have tickets on their mobile devices. More information and step-by-step instructions regarding tickets is available on the Ram’s official website.
In addition to the complimentary tickets, the Ram’s starting left tackle and team captain, Andrew Whitworth, pledged to donate his Week 10 game check to the families and victims of the shooting.
The sports franchise will also be auctioning off game jerseys to support the Conejo Valley Victims Fund and the Red Cross SoCal Wildfire Relief.
The Rams endorsed the United Way of LA fundraiser to support fire victims, and they have raised over a million dollars.
“Thank you to everyone that donated,” Rams lineman, Rodger Stafford, said in a tweet. “This is huge and we’re just getting started.”