LA Rams safety John Johnson and cheerleaders hit the field with Hawaii youth

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A busy weekend for the Los Angeles Rams rolled on in Mo’ili’ili on Saturday as the reigning NFC champions continued their weekend celebration of the Aloha State, hosting the LA Rams 7-on-7 Passing & Big Man Challenge on the campus of Iolani School.

The Passing & Big Man Championships featured 300 student-athletes from eight different public high schools across the Hawaiian Islands. 

The Championships consisted of pool play games, tournaments, skill stations and competitions. 

Safety John Johnson III and former UH/Rams linebacker Pisa Tinoisamoa made appearances throughout the Championships to support the local high school teams, provided tips and instruction to participants and lead group discussions.

Rams Cheerleaders also hosted 300 youth (grades K-12) for a Cheer Camp at the Iolani Gymnasium. During the camp, cheerleaders led youth participants in warm-up and stretching exercises as well as a choreographed dance routine.

Following the session, Rams Cheerleaders will perform for the youth and spectators in attendance.

Support for the Rams’ June visit was provided by the Hawaii Tourism Authority in partnership with Hawaii Lodging and Tourism Association (HLTA) and Hawaii Visitors and Convention Bureau (HVCB). HLTA is working with the community to ensure the 300 students from the eight high schools statewide get the most from the weekend clinic and HVCB is working to ensure John Johnson III enjoys his downtime and experiences on the island.

The Rams-Cowboys preseason matchup on Saturday, August 17 will be the first NFL exhibition game played at Aloha Stadium on O’ahu since 1976. To further connect with fans in Hawai’i during the week leading up to the game, the Rams will bring its PLAY 60 Military Base Tour to the islands, host active service members and veterans to a team practice, visit schools, host youth football and cheer clinics, and attend community festivals.

About the Hawai’i Tourism Authority

The Hawai’i Tourism Authority is responsible for strategically managing the State of Hawai’i’s marketing initiatives to support tourism. HTA’s goal is to optimize tourism’s benefits for Hawai’i, while being attentive to the interests of travelers, the community and visitor industry. Established in 1998 to support Hawai’i’s leading industry and largest employer, HTA continually strives to help ensure the sustainability of tourism’s success. For more information about HTA, please visit Follow updates about HTA on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter (@HawaiiHTA) and its YouTube Channel.

About the Los Angeles Rams:

The Los Angeles Rams – Los Angeles’ original professional sports team – stand as one of the oldest franchises in the National Football League and since its founding in 1937, have garnered three World Championships and sent 30 of its members to the Pro Football Hall of Fame. In 2018, the Los Angeles Rams won the NFC Title and appeared in their fourth Super Bowl. As a professional sports team, the organization is committed to be a valuable civic partner and serving the greater Los Angeles area 365 days a year. The team currently hosts games at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, with plans to move to a new world-class stadium at the Los Angeles Sports and Entertainment District at Hollywood Park, currently under construction in Inglewood, California, for the 2020 NFL season. For more information visit and follow the Rams’ social media channels

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