– Here’s the official release from the team on the Rams partnership with Boeing and the USO.
ST. LOUIS RAMS AND BOEING ANNOUNCE PARTNERSHIP WITH USO TO PROVIDE 1,500 TICKETS TO MILITARY MEMBERS AND FAMILIES
ST. LOUIS – The St. Louis Rams in partnership with team sponsor Boeing are teaming up to provide 1,500 tickets to the USO for the Rams’ military appreciation game on November 18 versus the New York Jets. The tickets will be given to military members and their families.
The Rams and Boeing are also making tickets available to military members and their families as well as veterans at a discounted price for the November 18 game. To purchase tickets, military members can visit www.usomissouri.org.
“Boeing has a long-standing commitment to supporting members of the military and their families,” said Mark Bass, vice president and general manager for Boeing’s Maintenance, Modifications & Upgrades division. “Partnering with the Rams and the USO is one way to show our gratitude to those who have served and continue to serve our country. We hope that Boeing’s support will inspire others to do the same.”
Head Coach Jeff Fisher made the announcement during his press conference today. Coach Fisher has a long commitment to the military and in 2009 he participated in a USO Tour to visit the troops in the Persian Gulf. Last year, Coach Fisher climbed Mt. Kilimanjaro in Tanzania, Africa to raise funds and awareness for the Wounded Warrior Project, a nonprofit organization whose mission is to honor and empower injured service members. Coach Fisher remains closely connected with the Wounded Warrior Project and hosted members of the climb team known as “Team Hard Target” at the Rams vs. Seahawks game, and the wounded warriors were recognized on the field during the second quarter.
Since coming to St. Louis, Coach Fisher has become a leading force in the Rams military efforts. During the preseason, Coach Fisher took the entire Rams team to Scott Air Force Base for a team walk through and allowed airmen to serve as the scout team for offense, defense and special teams.
The partnership with Boeing is another extension of the Rams recognition of the nation’s military and veterans.
“We are pleased to join forces with Boeing and the USO to show our gratitude and appreciation for the men and women who serve our country,” said Fisher. “During the team walk through at Scott Air Force Base earlier this season, I told the airmen that we defend the goal line on Sundays; they defend our country every single day and for that we are eternally grateful. Our hope is that these tickets will allow military members and their families an opportunity to experience one of the many freedoms made possible by their service.”
For more information please visit www.usomissouri.org
A unit of The Boeing Company, BDS is one of the world’s largest defense, space and security businesses specializing in innovative and capabilities-driven customer solutions, and the world’s largest and most versatile manufacturer of military aircraft. Headquartered in St. Louis, Boeing employs close to 15,000 people in the region.
Boeing has a long history of supporting the St. Louis community, and donated more than $2.8 million in charitable grants and 30,000 volunteer hours, valued at $600,000, to organizations in the region in 2011. The Employees Community Fund of Boeing St. Louis also donated more than $2.5 million to local and regional charities this year.
About The USO of Missouri, Inc.
The USO of Missouri, Inc’s mission is to lift the spirits of America’s troops and their families by providing a “touch of home” through our facilities, a shoulder when needed, and fun family events.The USO of Missouri, Inc. is a civilian, registered 501(c)(3) non-profit organization receiving no government, military, or United Way funding and is not a part of the Department of Defense. The USO of Missouri, Inc. relies entirely on the support and generosity of the American people to serve our troops each and every day. Since its inception in 1981, over 4.1 million military and their families have benefited from the services provided by the USO of Missouri, Inc. The USO of Missouri, Inc provides services to the entire state of Missouri and the Southern Illinois counties of Jersey, Madison, Monroe and St. Clair. For more information about us or to contact the USO of Missouri, Inc. visit us online at www.usomissouri.org.
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– The Rams finished up their practice week with the usual Friday practice.
– Before we dive into the injury report, it should be noted that Coach Jeff Fisher announced that for the Nov. 18 game, the team in conjunction with Boeing is donating 1,500 tickets to the local chapter of the USO. For those that have been paying attention, it’s the latest in a long line of moves establishing a relationship between the Rams and the local military.
– Fisher has great respect for the military and this is just the latest in those moves, including holding a walk through at Scott Air Force Base during training camp and his continued relationship with the Wounded Warriors Project. Cool stuff, there.
– On the injury front, the Rams should be getting back some valuable depth/special teams players this week or at least have them available to play against Miami even if they become pregame inactives.
– One such player is DE Eugene Sims. Fisher said Sims is coming along well and should be ready to go this week. He’s valuable on special teams but has also played well on defense before suffering a concussion against Seattle. He plays inside and out on the line, has been strong against the run and is continuing to develop as a pass rusher. He’s listed as probable on the injury report.
– Speaking of which, here’s Friday’s rundown of the injury report for Sunday:
Probable: Sims, S Matt Daniels (thigh) and QB Sam Bradford (knee).
Questionable: FB Brit Miller (ankle), DT Matt Conrath (knee), DE William Hayes (back).
Out: LB Mario Haggan (thigh), WR Danny Amendola (shoulder) and T Rodger Saffold (knee).
– For Miami, RB Reggie Bush (knee) went through practice and is listed as probable. He’s expected to play, though it remains to be seen if that will be at full strength.
– Starting CB Richard Marshall is out this week with a back injury.
– Thanks for reading. See you in Miami.
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