Wednesday, May 8, 2013
School receives model fitness banners, and a Play 60 Kinect game system too.
Monday was a very special day for the sixth graders at Ladue Middle School. They spent the last hour being entertained by the St. Louis Rams. Tackle Rodger Saffold hosted a Play 60 Vanna White themed game show. School students, faculty and administrators were given two banners. One was a Character Fitness Model School banner. The other was A Character + American Heart Association banner. As a Rams spokesperson said, “Ladue Middle won this competition by a whole lot.” Over the course of the year, students and teachers were involved in: And the topper, the sixth grade was surprised with their very own Play 60 Kinect game system. The Ram mascot Rampage assisted while Saffold, the former tackle from Indiana University led selected students …
Monday, April 29, 2013
The De Smet Jesuit graduate from Florissant signed a free agent deal with his hometown team over the weekend.
Patch reported over the weekend that Robert Steeples, a cornerback from the University of Memphis who attended De Smet Jesuit High School and grew up in Florissant signed a free agent deal with the St. Louis Rams after the NFL draft ended Saturday. On Sunday, he talked to Patch about a weekend of activity that only saw him get six hours sleep. He followed through on the plans he described in a Patch blog, getting a workout in before coaching a youth flag football team he said played with confidence Saturday. As the last rounds of the NFL Draft wound down, Steeples said his agent heard from The Oakland Raiders, Chicago Bears, Seattle Seahawks, Houston Texans, New York Giants and the Rams. Steeples said he and his agent had studied up on …
Saturday, April 27, 2013
The Florissant native who went to De Smet Jesuit High School was not selected in this weekend's NFL Draft.
Robert Steeples wrote earlier this week in a Patch blog that the best advice he received about waiting out the NFL Draft was to "Keep your phone in reach, and your faith in God". Steeples, a Florissant native who graduated from De Smet Jesuit High School before moving on to a college career at the University of Missouri and the University of Memphis, was not selected in the 2013 NFL Draft. Read: Robert Steeples Has NFL Dreams Instead, Steeples, a cornerback, announced on Twitter after the draft that he would be signing with the St. Louis Rams as a free agent. The team had a private workout with him before the draft. While it may be everyone's dream to have their name called at the draft, not being selected can give players a chance to …
Wednesday, April 10, 2013
The school will receive tickets to see the NFL team next fall.
The St. Louis Rams have announced that Ladue Middle School is one of three schools in the area to be named 2013 Character Fitness Model Schools. According to a news release from the team, Character Fitness "combines health and nutrition efforts, character development and physical exercise." The team praised Ladue Middle School's participation in the NFL Play 60 program, which encourages children to spend 60 active minutes a day to combat childhood obesity. The school will receive tickets to a 2013 Rams game and a banner. Other schools honored include Mehlville Point Elementary School and Rockwood Woerther Elementary School.
Sunday, December 16, 2012
The St. Louis Rams and Minnesota Vikings are among the National Football League teams recognizing the events which unfolded in Newtown, CT Friday.
The National Football League is honoring the memory of those lost in the Newtown, Connecticut shootings Friday, when a gunman took the lives of 26 people, including 20 children at Sandy Hook Elementary School before killing himself. The St. Louis Rams, and the Minnesota Vikings held a moment of silence Sunday afternoon prior to kickoff at the Edward Jones Dome. The head coaches for both teams gathered at midfield and held and held hands with Daryl Richardson and Antoine Winfield. Both players wear the number 26 on their jerseys. The New York Giants, New York Jets, and New England Patriots were among other teams planning Newtown tributes this weekend.
Saturday, October 20, 2012
The NFL team's staff worked with The Mission Continues to beautify the St. Louis County park in Maryland Heights park last week.
While the players were busy game-planning for their Sunday matchup against the Miami Dolphins, employees of the St. Louis Rams were at work in Maryland Heights, making a difference at Creve Coeur Park. Team employees worked with "The Mission Continues" and the Audobon Society to plant trees and shrubbery at the park October 12. The Mission Continues is a non-profit organization founded by former Navy SEAL Eric Greitens, a Parkway North High School graduate. The organization is devoted to putting a returning veteran's skills to use by serve their communities at home.
Friday, September 28, 2012
The Vikings and Seckman High School will work together in several settings besides their gridiron matchup next month.
In two weeks, The Parkway North Vikings Will travel to Jefferson County to face the Seckman Jaguars on the football field. The teams will see eachother through helmets October 12. But this week they were able to meet as young men. The two teams were selected to work with the St. Louis Rams in a project meant to promote acceptance, sportsmanship on the field, and preparing for life off of it. Check Out Our Facebook Gallery From The Event “We feel like we are in a unique position to use the game of football to first establish some commonalities among the teams and then we can build from there and tackle the differences,” said Molly Higgins, vice president of corporate communications/civic affairs, St. Louis Rams in a press release …
Wednesday, September 26, 2012
The former Rams Linebacker lived in Creve Coeur during his playing days.
On Tuesday, the Parkway North Varsity Football team joined counterparts from Seckman at the St. Louis Rams' Continuity-X Training facility in Earth City for the start of a character building program that the squads will be part of for the rest of the season. One of the goals of the program is to help players make smart choices on the field and off. One of the main presenters at the session was former Rams Linebacker Pisa Tinoisamoa, who last played in 2010 season with the Chicago Bears. One of the messages Tinoisamoa, who lived in Creve Coeur during his playing days, imparted on the young men was to play smart, and to not be the guy who lets a dumb penalty impact the team. But right now, you could make the argument that NFL fans are …
Monday, September 17, 2012
All proceeds from a Friday event launching the squad's 2012-2013 swimsuit calendar benefit the Siteman Cancer Center.
The St. Louis Rams made their 2012 home debut Sunday against the Washington, in thrilling fashion, with a 31-28 win over the Redskins. Also making their home debut were the 2012 St. Louis Rams cheerleaders, featuring a pair of women with ties to schools in Creve Coeur Patch territory. The team does not release last names, but the Rams tell us one of the squad's rookies is Sarah, a 2007 Ladue Horton Watkins High School graduate. Back again in 2012 is Holly, a 2007 Pattonville High School graduate. The pair, along with the rest of the team's cheerleaders, are featured in the squad's 2012-2013 swimsuit calendar, which was released Friday. All proceeds from a downtown launch event held Friday night will go to the Siteman Cancer Center, …
Monday, September 3, 2012
The new St. Louis Rams Head Coach will hold his weekly radio show in Creve Coeur.
The Buffalo Wild Wings restaurant in Creve Coeur will be the weekly home for St. Louis Rams Head Football Coach Jeff Fisher. Starting Monday night at 7 p.m., Fisher will join Rams play-by-play voice Steve Savard and color analyst D'Marco Farr to recap the previous game and preview the upcoming matchup. The hour-long show will be broadcast on Creve Coeur-based 101 ESPN Radio, which is also the home of Rams radio broadcasts.