L.A. Rams Bring Watts Rams in the House

 Watts Rams enjoy sites after playing on the Coliseum field. (Earl Heath Photo)
Watts Rams enjoy sites after playing on the Coliseum field. (Earl Heath Photo)

By Earl Heath, Contributing Sports Writer

The L.A. Rams continued their heavy community involvement by recently announcing a partnership with The Watts Rams youth football program.

The former name of the team was the “Watts Bears.” The announcement was made a few weeks ago at a training camp practice by Rams Head Coach Sean McVay, L.A. Police officer, and Watts Ram Head Coach Zarren Thomson.

With this partnership the L.A. Rams will fund all football elements of the Watts Rams Program including equipment and uniforms.

Also throughout the year the LA Rams will provide opportunities for involvement with current players, alumni, coaches, scouts and football operations staff as well as host a career day for Watts Rams players to expose them to business opportunities within the sports industry.

The two organizations will also focus on character development and community service. The Watts Rams program was created by LAPD officers of the Southeast Division to give underprivileged youth in Watts a chance to play organized sports. It was done also help change historically strained relationships with police and community of Watts.

You can tell by the faces of the youth on the sideline at the LA Coliseum that it is working.

ADD LA RAMS:Since returning home to Los Angeles, Rams staff, players, cheerleaders and Rampage have spent more than 6,900 hours in the community and partnered with 141 schools and 48 local non-profits.