Sunday, July 23, 2017

The Los Angeles Rams Training Camp Information For Fans, Projected Starters, Operation Gratitude, Dan Orlovsky & Sean McVay Appears on ESPN LA 710 this week!

Sean McVay Appears on ESPN LA 710
With just over a week to go before his first training camp as head coach of the Rams Sean McVay took the time to chat with Keyshawn Johnson on Jorge Sedano Thursday morning on ESPN LA 710. McVay discussed a variety of topics, including the development of second-year QB Jared Goff, the wide receiver situation and early surprises. You can listen to the full audio on the conversation by clicking here.

Rams Agree to Terms with Orlovsky
The Rams will have a third quarterback when they open training camp next week, as the club has agreed to terms with Dan Orlovsky.

Orlovsky began his career with the Lions as a fifth-round pick in 2005. In 12 NFL seasons, he’s completed 58.2 percent of his passes for 3,132 yards with 15 touchdowns and 13 interceptions, owning a career passer rating of 75.3. Aside from the Lions, Orlovsky has played for the Texans, Colts, and Buccaneers.

But Orlovsky has spent the last three seasons serving as the primary backup to Detroit’s Matthew Stafford. The 33-year-old’s last game action came in 2015, when he threw for 201 yards with a touchdown and an interception.

Coming to L.A. will reunite Orlovsky with quarterbacks coach Greg Olson, who was Orlovsky’s offensive coordinator and position coach for his rookie year with the Lions in 2005.

Rams Support Operation Gratitude

On Thursday July 13th, members of the Rams’ organization spent their monthly Staff Day of Service at “Operation Gratitude,” assembling care packages for domestic first responders and military personnel overseas. Operation Gratitude is a non-profit, volunteer-based corporation funded entirely by private donations which allows the organization to send over 200,000 care packages annually. Amongst the recipients are veterans, first responders, wounded heroes, care givers and individual service members. The care packages are filled with food, forms of entertainment, hygienic supplies, handmade items and personal letters of appreciation to members of the U.S. military.

Operation Gratitude’s VP of Operations Angel Cuevas and Recipient Outreach Manager Giovanni F. Perez, military veterans who previously had been the recipients of these same care packages, now dedicate themselves to lifting the spirits of service men and women while trying to meet their ever-evolving needs. Both Cuevas and Perez have fond recollections of receiving their care packages and believe the acts of kindness lifted their platoon members immeasurably.

“The Marines were very touched by everything they received,” said Cuevas. “For an organization like Operation Gratitude to be able to touch and influence the lives of people who, for whatever reason, just don’t have anyone to contact back home, speaks volumes to their morale and their fortitude.  It’s very meaningful.”

The Rams Community Affairs and Engagement Coordinator David Weingarten considers the team’s efforts not to be acts of giving, but rather, acts of reciprocity.

“We decided to work with Operation Gratitude because it continues to build upon our commitment to those that serve our country,” said Weingarten. “It’s a local organization making an impact on American servicemen and women across the globe. This was one small way for us to act on our values and give back to the men and women of the armed forces.”

The team donated 10,000 Rams cards utilized for letters of appreciation. Volunteers or guests going forward may write their own personal message to a service member inside a Rams fold-out card that includes a statement on the back saying, “The Los Angeles Rams are proud to support our military as well as the family and friends of those who serve our country.”

Perez, who grew up supporting the Rams, believes the team’s support will be instrumental to the organization’s impact.  Additionally, he knows Rams fans serving our country overseas will be honored that their favorite team acknowledges their efforts and sacrifices.

“The ability to have a message sent out through the Rams saying, ‘We care about you and we’re thinking about you,’ is definitely going to boost their morale,” said Perez. “I know I couldn’t wait to get home and watch a game. Just knowing the Rams have my back and that they take that time, that’s what it comes down to. We remember everything. It stays in our mind and we stay committed to those that take care of us just like we stay committed to our careers in service. Being able to go on the Rams website and show people that we’re giving back, it’s always going to touch a base and it’s going to grow and we will gain respect and give it back.”

For more information regarding donations, volunteering, requesting a care package or becoming a sponsor for Operation Gratitude, please visit

2017 Los Angeles Rams Training Camp Information For Fans
The Los Angeles Rams will host their 2017 Training Camp presented by AT&T at the University of California, Irvine, for the second-consecutive year beginning on Saturday, July 29 at 3 p.m.

The 2017 Rams Training Camp will feature 15 practices at UCI that are open to the public, including one joint practice with the Chargers on Wednesday, August 9. All open practices are free to the public. Gates open 90 minutes prior to the start of practice and select players will sign autographs after all open practices.

To make the Training Camp experience even more enjoyable for fans in attendance, the Rams are introducing a number of new elements this year.

SHADED SEATING: Half of the bleacher areas will be shaded.  Seats will be occupied on a first-come, first-served basis, so fans are encouraged to arrive early.

FAN TUNNEL: For the first time, fans will have the opportunity to form a Fan Tunnel when the players take the field for practice. Each practice, 20 fans along with a guest of their choosing will be selected to form the tunnel.  Fans must pre-register for the chance to take part in the Fan Tunnel and will be notified by the Rams 48 hours in advance of their respective date. To register, visit

DAILY ENTER-TO-WIN TICKET GIVEAWAY: Fans who visit the Fan Zone have the opportunity to enter for a chance to win tickets to the season opener on September 10 when the Rams host the Indianapolis Colts.

BEER GARDEN: New this year, there will be two beer gardens adjacent to the field in between the bleachers.  Fans who are 21 or older are able to enjoy the beer garden prior to and during practice.

THEME DAYS & GIVEAWAYS: The Rams will feature select themed days with unique giveaways for fans at the main entrance:

  • Welcome Back Fans! (Saturday, July 29) – The Rams are kicking off the first day of Training Camp by welcoming the first 5,000 guests with a magnet schedule of the 2017 season.
  • Season Ticket Member Appreciation Day (Sunday, July 30) – Season Ticket Members attending Camp that day will receive a limited-edition Rams Training Camp shirt and a discount at the merchandise tents.
  • Back To School Community Drive (Friday, August 4) – In partnership with The Heart of Los Angeles (HOLA), the Rams will promote ‘Back to School’ by asking fans to donate school supplies. The first 3,000 fans who donate one or more school supplies will receive an LA Rams commemorative cup. (Full list of approved school supplies can be found at
  • Kids Day (Sunday, August 6) – The Rams will host additional activities for their youngest fans (12 and under).  These unique elements will include an equipment station where kids can try on player uniforms, take a photo with Rampage and have a chance to take the field after practice with their family. In addition, all kids attending camp will receive a Rams-branded fidget spinner.
  • Throwback Day (Wednesday, August 9) – Fans are encouraged to wear their throwback gear and celebrate the history of LA’s original professional sports team. The team will distribute commemorative Rams throwback flags to the first 3,500 fans in attendance.  Rams Legends will be in attendance for autograph and photo opportunities.

FAN ZONE: This year, the Rams Fan Zone will occupy an expanded footprint allowing more fans to access the space.  Fan Zone will feature the Rams Digital Photo Booth, an interactive kids zone, a Combine presented by 24 Hour Fitness, Rams Legends Autograph Area (on select camp dates), and merchandise and concessions available for purchase. 

AUTOGRAPHS & RAMS ROOKIES:  All kids (ages 5-14) who visit the Rams Kids Club tent in the Fan Zone have an opportunity to be selected for one of two memorable experiences.  Parents or guardians may sign up their kids for a chance to be selected for the Rams Rookies program or for the post-practice autographs.

Participants selected for the Rams Rookies program presented by SoCal Honda receive a Rams Rookies shirt and are paired with a player during that day’s autograph signing.  Following the signing, the Rams Rookies are able to get autographs and help their paired player carry his equipment off the field.

Below is a complete schedule of practices open to the public along with the autograph schedule and select theme days. Additional fan information can be found at Weather and field conditions are evaluated daily, so all dates and times provided are subject to change, including autograph sessions.
Printable Schedule (PDF)

Fan Parking Information and Prohibited Items

Parking will be available to fans in the Mesa Parking Structure (next to the Bren Events Center). Fans are encouraged to purchase parking passes in advance at a discounted rate of $10 per car online at Parking purchased in-person on the day of practice will cost $14 per car. 

Fans cannot bring alcohol, food (exceptions for special dietary needs), pets (service animals are permitted), video cameras or weapons. Please be aware that UCI is also a smoke and tobacco free community.

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