Rams support Hawaii fire relief during Raiders game

Kiyoshi Mio-USA TODAY Sports
The Rams used Saturday's preseason game against the Raiders to raise money to support American Red Cross relief efforts in Hawaii.

INGLEWOOD, Calif. — The Rams used Saturday’s preseason game against the Raiders at SoFi Stadium to help people affected by the Hawaii wildfires.

The Rams worked with Maui designer Saedene Ota from the Sae Design Group based in Maui to design special “Mālama Maui” shirts that Rams players, coaches and staff wore on-field during warm-ups.

The shirts were in Rams colors and incorporated the Rams “LA” mark into the word Mālama, which is the Hawaiian word that means “to care for and protect.” The front of the shirt displayed “Mālama Maui,” while the back included both “Mālama Maui” and “Care For Maui” under an image of the Hawaiian islands.

Money raised through both the sale and auction of custom-made “Mālama Maui” shirts as well as the in-game 50/50 raffle will support American Red Cross relief efforts for those in need. Over $162,000 was raised during the raffle, which was nearly twice as much as was raised last week during the preseason game against the Chargers.

Four years ago, the Rams hosted the Dallas Cowboys at Aloha Stadium for the first preseason game in more than 40 years to be played in Hawaii, and the Rams continue to have a presence on the Hawaiian Islands through their relationship with KHON-FOX-2 in Honolulu which broadcasts Rams preseason games.

“Hawaii welcomed us as part of their community in 2019 and our special connection continues today,” said Molly Higgins, Los Angeles Rams EVP of Community Impact and Engagement. “We hope that these efforts and funds are able to help the recovery efforts and provide some relief to those in need.”