“Monday Night Football” returns to Los Angeles for the first time in 33 years Monday, and it will commemorate victims and first responders from the Thousand Oaks shooting and the Southern California wildfires.
Players from both the Los Angeles Rams and Kansas City Chiefs will wear hats honoring first responders, including the Ventura County Fire Department and Ventura County Sheriff’s Office. The hats and game jerseys will later be auctioned off to benefit relief efforts.
The Cal Lutheran Choir will sing the national anthem. Justin Meek, who was one of the 12 victims of the Borderline Bar and Grill shooting, was a former member of the Choir.
The widow and son of Ventura County Sheriff’s Sergeant Ron Helus, who died trying to stop the gunman in the Thousand Oaks attack, will light the Olympic torch at the LA Memorial Coliseum prior to kickoff. And, the two sons of another victim, Sean Adler, will serve as honorary water boys for the Rams during the game.