Rams Boosters Hope Friday’s Luncheon Won’t Be Their Last
More than 1,400 people, including team owner Georgia Frontiere and mayors or representatives of Orange County’s 31 cities, are expected to attend Friday’s Anaheim Chamber of Commerce/Rams Booster Club Luncheon at the Anaheim Marriott, booster club president Frank Bryant said Tuesday.
The luncheon, which will feature Ram Coach Chuck Knox and include the introduction of Ram players, will be preceded by a “Save the Rams” pep rally, which is scheduled to begin at 11 a.m. outside the hotel and in the hotel’s Grand Ballroom lobby.
Bryant also said former Los Angeles Olympics organizer and baseball Commissioner Peter Ueberroth will meet with members of the Save the Rams committee next Tuesday to discuss strategies to keep the team in Anaheim.
The Rams are fielding lucrative relocation offers from Baltimore, St. Louis and Hartford, Conn., and the Orange County group plans to present a formal proposal to keep the team in the county to Frontiere and team Executive Vice President John Shaw by Aug. 26.
Ueberroth had lent his name to the Save the Rams effort, but Bryant said this will be the first time he’ll take an active role in group discussions.
“I think it’s significant because he has excellent ideas, and he’s been involved in similar negotiations with his experience as commissioner and Olympics organizer,” Bryant said. “I think he’ll bring something to the negotiating table that a lot of the rest of us can’t.”