Michael Brockers Launches Fundraising Effort to Benefit United Way of Greater Houston
Team to Donate Their Proceeds from Remaining Home Opener Tickets Sold on TheRams.com/Harvey
Suite & Pregame Experiences to be Auctioned Off on NFL.com/RamsAuction to Benefit American Red Cross
The Los Angeles Rams outlined a number of ways the organization is supporting the relief efforts around Hurricane Harvey.
“Given some of our players, coaches and fans have personal connections to the Houston-region devastated by Hurricane Harvey, it is important for us to support organizations and efforts bringing relief to the area,” said Los Angeles Rams VP of Community Affairs and Engagement MOLLY HIGGINS. “We are inspired by the work of MICHAEL BROCKERS, MALCOLM BROWN and many others, and we wanted to use this platform we have to help those communities who are currently in distress.”
Houston native and Rams DT Michael Brockers is leading a fundraising effort to benefit United Way of Greater Houston to support the first responders. More information may be found here.
Building on Brockers’ efforts, the Rams are giving fans looking to purchase tickets to the regular season opener on September 10 the option to have a portion of their ticket price donated to the relief efforts. Starting today, fans who purchase Rams vs. Colts tickets on therams.com/harvey may enter the code BROCKERS to have the Rams’ full proceeds from the sale donated to the American Red Cross and United Way of Greater Houston.
Additionally, the Rams are auctioning off two opportunities to attend the regular season opener against the Colts at NFL.com/RamsAuction with proceeds going to American Red Cross.
The first package features a Peristyle Suite at the home opener, which can hold up to 35 guests and is located on the East side of the stadium beneath the iconic Coliseum Torch. The experience includes eight parking passes, a $1,000 food and beverage credit, and a visit from one of the Rams’ NFL Hall of Famers who will be honored during pregame and halftime. In addition, Brockers will meet with the winner and their guests on-the-field postgame.
The second experience includes four tickets and four pregame field passes to the home opener. Additionally, the winner will receive the game-worn jersey from Brockers.
University of Texas alumnus and Rams RB Malcolm Brown and his girlfriend Katelyne Sanders are leading a collection drive of necessary items including water, food, diapers and cleaning supplies. People may drop off supplies at the Los Angeles Rams Headquarters at 29899 Agoura Road, 2nd floor, in Agoura Hills by Friday morning. This weekend, the items will be collected from Southern California and transported to Texas.
Visit American Red Cross to make a direct donation or call 1-800-RED CROSS or text the word HARVEY to 90999 to make a $10 donation.
Top photo by Claudia Gestro