Sep 8, 2013; St. Louis, MO, USA; A general view of the Edward Jones Dome as the St. Louis Rams play the Arizona Cardinals. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Curry-USA TODAY Sports

St Louis Rams giving free tickets to Ferguson football players

The St Louis Rams are doing something great for a Ferguson community that needs as much positive support as possible.

For those who have not been paying attention to the news, there has been more than a week of unrest in the Ferguson, Missouri community after an unarmed teenager was shot and killed in the middle of the street.

There have been protests and increased law enforcement presence, which has created an ugly seen.

However, the Rams organization is hoping to bring some positive feelings to the high school football players in nearby Ferguson communities.

According to Robert Klemko of Sports Illustrated, the Rams will be giving out free tickets to Saturday’s preseason game to three high schools in the area.

Rams manager of fan development and alumni relations Kyle Eversgerd contacted coaches at McCluer High, McCluer North and McCluer South; offering 75 free tickets to each team if they wanted them.

“In light of everything going on it just kind of hit me,” Eversgerd said. “I can’t imagine with all that stuff going on, how tough it must be to practice. We were able to get them away from it all.”

It is a great gesture by the Rams.

At a time when the Ferguson community is dealing with so much unrest and a feeling that it is them against the world, the Rams reaching out can hopefully have a positive impact and ease some of the pain.

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