|Inaugural Los Angeles Rams Night for Wishes in LA on September 21, 2016 | Photo: Courtesy of Make-A-Wish Greater LA|
When: Wednesday, September 21, 2016 @ 6:30-11PM
Hot Spot: Hyde Sunset Kitchen + Cocktails
Deets: Last night, Make-A-Wish Greater Los Angeles teamed up with the Los Angeles Rams to welcome them back to LA and kick off the inaugural “Los Angeles Rams Night for Wishes” at Hyde Sunset Kitchen + Cocktails in Hollywood. This one-of-a-kind night to remember was hosted by Rams middle linebacker Alec Ogletree and the NFL Network’sKara Henderson Snead.
The event and auction raised funds to grant wishes for children with life-threatening medical conditions in L.A. County. Make-A-Wish children in attendance were able to meet and interview Rams players about their wishes, as well as mingle with the cheerleaders and team mascot Rampage.
Rams players in attendance included safety linebacker Bryce Hager, quarterback Case Keenum, kicker Greg Zuerlein, long snapper Jake McQuaide, quarterback Jared Goff, punter Johnny Hekker, linebacker Josh Forrest, linebacker Mark Barron, wide receiver Nelson Spruce, wide receiver Pharoh Cooper, safety T.J. McDonald, running back Todd Gurley, cornerback Trumaine Johnson, tight end Tyler Higbee, defensive end Will Hayes, defensive end Robert Quinn and defensive end Eugene Sims.
Over the last 20 years, the Rams have raised over $2 million for the Make-A-Wish Foundation in St. Louis and are excited to continue their partnership in their new home in Los Angeles.
Community Bank, Goldwin Foundation and Wells Fargo are proud sponsors of this event.
Donations towards this event and Make-A-Wish can be done at www.la.wish.org.
About Make-A-Wish Greater Los Angeles
Founded in 1983 and now in its 32 year, Make-A-Wish Greater Los Angeles has granted more than 9,100 wishes to children living in the communities throughout Los Angeles County. Annually in Los Angeles, the chapter grants about 350 wishes locally, and there are nearly twice as many more eligible children waiting their turn.
Make-A-Wish Greater Los Angeles is part of a national organization that grants the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength and joy. Make-A-Wish is one of the world's leading children's charities, serving children in every community in the United States and its territories. With the help of generous donors and more than 28,000 volunteers, Make-A-Wish grants a wish somewhere in the country every 35 minutes. It has granted more than 270,000 wishes in the U.S. since its inception in 1980.
Visit Make-A-Wish Greater Los Angeles at www.la.wish.org.
Who You May Spot: The Rams players, cheerleaders, staff and mascot, Rampage, were in attendance for this special event hosted by middle linebacker ALEC OGLETREE and sports broadcasterKARA HENDERSON SNEAD. Rams players that attended include linebacker BRYCE HAGER, quarterback CASE KEENUM, kicker GREG ZUERLEIN, long snapper JAKEMcQUAIDE quarterback JARED GOFF, punter JOHNNY HEKKER, linebacker JOSHFORREST, linebacker MARK BARRON, wide receiver NELSON SPRUCE, wide receiverPHAROH COOPER, safety T.J. McDONALD, running back TODD GURLEY, cornerbackTRUMAINE JOHNSON and tight end TYLER HIGBEE. Guests included former NFL linebacker SHAWNE MERRIMAN, former Denver Broncos safety NICK FERGUSON,Fantasy and Friends host ERIN COSCARELLI and sports broadcaster LINDSAYMcCORMICK. Music by DJ SLEEPER.