The Los Angeles Rams will honor military members, first responders and their families at Friday’s training camp practice at UC Irvine.
The Everyday Heroes celebration will also include the opportunity for fans to meet Cooper Pupp, a service dog trainee adopted by the Rams through Shelter to Soldier and named after wide receiver Cooper Kupp.
Shelter to Soldier is a nonprofit organization that adopts dogs from local shelters and trains them to become psychiatric service dogs for post-9/11 combat veterans suffering from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Traumatic Brain Injury and/or other psychological injuries associated with traumatic service experiences. Its motto is “Save Lives, Two at a Time.”
Roy’s Run, a 24-hour, 100-mile run by Roy Weigand to Shelter to Soldier’s training facility in Oceanside to raise funds for the organization, will start at the practice.
Offensive linemen will sign autographs following practice.
The practice will begin at 2 p.m. with gates to UC Irvine’s Crawford Field opening at 12:30 p.m.
The Rams will hold two more training camp practices open to the public at UC Irvine after Friday on Saturday and Sunday, both also beginning at 2 p.m. Saturday’s practice will be a joint practice with the Los Angeles Chargers.
Fans seeking to attend the practices must register for free tickets at therams.com/training camp or on the Rams mobile app.