The St. Louis Rams have created a new community program to promote diversity and acceptance among youth football players. The Rams Blitz: Youth Working Together to Break Through Boundaries program strives to bring more respect and understanding to two high school football teams from completely different environments.
Nearly 130 players from both Parkway North High School and Seckman Senior High School will attempt to unite through program activities throughout the 2012-2013 school year.
Parkway North’s athletic director told The St. Louis American, “This is a groundbreaking sportsmanship program that we hope other schools will take part in. We are honored to be one of the first teams to take advantage of the Rams Blitz program.”
To develop this hopeful program, the Rams have been working and been long-time partners with the Diversity Awareness Partnership and CHARACTERplus. The goal of Rams Blitz is to bring players, coaches and members of each community outside of their daily routine and use football as the common bond to become more accepting of differences.