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We received quite the surprise this week – a special visit from the St. Louis Rams to celebrate our Community Partnership and combined efforts to give back to the Greater St. Louis region.
Rams punter Johnny Hekker and safety Rodney McLeod (pictured above) stopped by our St. Louis office to deliver pizza and tickets to Sunday’s game for our colleagues and their friends and families. The players – joined by two Rams cheerleaders and the team’s mascot Rampage – posed for pictures, signed autographs, and raffled off special VIP and pre-game field passes.
As the Rams’ official technology solution provider and community partner, our team at Perficient is always honored and excited to work side-by-side with such a civic-minded organization.
We most recently joined the St. Louis Rams and several other organizations at Feed the Children’s Homefront Harvest St. Louis. Volunteers helped serve food, essentials, children’s books, coats, hams, hugs and holiday wishes to 800 military and civilian families in need.
Our team joined the Rams and Dr. Pepper in June to re-sod the Boys & Girls Club of Greater St. Louis–Herbert Hoover Club’s football stadium as part of the team’s annual community improvement project. The Boys & Girls Club’s mission is to inspire and enable youth to achieve their full potential, and the president and CEO said the new field would help them do just that. A team from Perficient also took to the classroom with the Rams and Junior Achievement in May to help prepare more than 400 St. Louis-area elementary students for the real world through hands-on lessons in entrepreneurship, work readiness, financial literacy and community improvement.
In 2014, Perficient teamed up with the Rams at Mathews-Dickey Boys’ & Girls’ Club for the NFL and United Way’s annual Hometown Huddle. In honor of the league-wide day of service, volunteers repainted bleachers, fencing and goal posts. Mathews-Dickey representatives said the organization relies heavily on volunteers and that the enhancements to the field would give the young players a complex they could take pride in.
Perficient also joined the Rams at the Marygrove Child Center for the team’s sixth annual playground build. In just less than 9 hours, volunteers installed a state-of-the-art playground facility, designed a mural, painted on-campus cottages and tidied up the grounds. The Florissant-based center offers housing, counseling and mental health services to underprivileged youth, and the appreciative staff told volunteers that the enhancements had been needed for some time.
Together, the Rams and Perficient are focused on building up, giving back and inspiring others to do the same.
VIDEO: Watch a video of the visit here!