A relationship between a pro football team and a youth correctional institution outside Camarillo has, for the past year and a half, bloomed in unexpected ways.

The Los Angeles Rams first visited the Ventura Youth Correctional Facility in May 2018, when a high-profile “Cleats for Character” session brought current and former players from the NFL team to the campus for a motivational event that included play time on the outdoor field.

Since then, the Rams organization has kept up regular visits and other forms of support for the semi-rural facility on Wright Road, west of city limits, which currently houses 232 young offenders from across the state. The team’s support has included televisions donated so residents can watch Sunday games. Read More