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Rams to support Harvey relief efforts with share of ticket proceeds and auctions for season opener

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Rams defensive end Michael Brockers, shown at practice in 2016, and teammate Malcolm Brown are leading the Rams’ efforts to raise money for storm relief.
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Rams players Michael Brockers and Malcolm Brown began drives to aid victims of Hurricane Harvey, and the organization is joining the effort, the Rams announced Thursday.

“Given some of our players, coaches and fans have personal connections to the Houston region devastated by Hurricane Harvey, it is important for us to support organizations and efforts bringing relief to the area,” Molly Higgins, the Rams’ senior vice president of community affairs and engagement, said in statement. “We are inspired by the work of Michael Brockers, Malcolm Brown and many others, and we wanted to use this platform we have to help those communities who are currently in distress.”

Fans who purchase tickets to the Sept. 10 opener against the Indianapolis Colts have the option to direct a portion of their ticket price to be donated to the relief efforts. Ticket buyers who wish to contribute can go to Ticketmaster and enter the code BROCKERS to have the Rams’ full proceeds from the sale donated to the American Red Cross and the United Way of Greater Houston.

The Rams also are offering two opportunities to attend the Colts game in an NFL.com auction, with proceeds going to the Red Cross.

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The first package includes use of a Peristyle Suite, which can accommodate as many as 35 guests, eight parking passes, a $1,000 food and beverage credit, and a visit from a Rams hall of famer honored during pregame and halftime. Brockers will meet with the winner and their guests on the field after the game.

The second experience includes four tickets and four pregame field passes. The winner also will receive the game-worn jersey from Brockers.

Brockers, a Houston native, also started a crowdfunding relief campaign.

Brown, also a Texas native, is leading a collection drive of necessary items including water, food, diapers and cleaning supplies. People may drop off supplies at the Los Angeles Rams Headquarters at 29899 Agoura Road, 2nd floor, in Agoura Hills by Friday morning.

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gary.klein@latimes.com

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