It’s hard to find anything resembling normal in Ferguson, Mo., right now.
But the Rams at least made an attempt.
Via Robert Klemko of SI.com, the team offered free tickets to Saturday’s preseason game to the three schools in the area impacted by the riots which followed the police shooting of an unarmed man.
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’s a small gesture for a town gripped by something far more important than football, but the chance for a few hours of escape was welcome, and an admirable move for the team.