Rams help high school football team whose equipment fund was stolen

Thursday May 12th, 2016

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The Los Angeles Rams have donated gear to a local high school football team to help replace their nearly $8,000 equipment fund, which was stolen several weeks ago.

Defensive end Robert Quinn and the team mascot visited the team on Tuesday to surprise them with a donation of clothing, gloves, cleats and helmets, according to the Orange County Register.

“I love giving back to the community,” Quinn said. “It’s what I’m about, and what the Rams are all about.”

One of the high school player’s mothers had contacted the Rams to ask for assistance after the equipment fund was stolen out of the coach’s office and fundraising to replace it fell short.

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“Within five minutes, (Rams COO Kevin Demoff) emailed me back and said, ‘The Rams are on it. We’re going to do what we can to help,’” Samantha Koerner said.

After relocating from St. Louis, the Rams will play their first season in Los Angeles since 1994 in 2016.

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