United Way to hold annual walk at SoFi Stadium

Wave Staff Report

INGLEWOOD — Aloe Blacc will headline the celebration that follows the second annual Walk United LA Nov. 12 at SoFi Stadium.

The walk itself runs from 7 to 11 a.m. and will be followed by a four-hour celebration from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The walk provides financial support United Way Los Angeles’ efforts to break the cycle of poverty through housing, education and economic opportunity for all.

Retired Rams offensive tackle Andrew Whitworth is the honorary chair of the event.

“We are thrilled to have Andrew Whitworth, an incredible champion not only on the field but a powerful leader for positive change in our communities, and Grammy-nominated Aloe Blacc, an inspiring social activist that uses his art and platform to create change, join us on Nov. 12 for a day of action, impact and celebration to all who have made a difference for others,” said Elise Buik, president and CEO for United Way of Greater Los Angeles.

“Together, we’ve navigated a pandemic, economic and racial inequality, natural disasters, and more to lift each other up in difficult times and support the most vulnerable among us. “As we look ahead to our next 100 years, our success will be measured by whether we create a region where every individual and family can not merely survive but thrive.”

New this year will be a special commemorative centennial celebration post-walk/run featuring nearly 20 local restaurants for the “Flavors of Inglewood,” live entertainment headlined by Blacc, a classic car show, a beer garden with Hawthorne’s own craft brew by Common Space, Rams kids’ zone, family fun kids’ activities and much more.

Celebration performances include the Blue Breeze Band, an R&B/Soul cover band, and the L.A. Community Action Network’s Freedom Singers, with a live set by DJ Malski.

Walk United LA is the signature community event for the Los Angeles Rams.

Since 2007, HomeWalk, and now Walk United LA has brought together more than 130,000 people from across Los Angeles County and raised over $10 million to end homelessness for over 20,000 people.

United Way of Greater Los Angeles, in partnership with the Rams, brought Walk United LA to SoFi Stadium in its expansion to acknowledge and address the intersectional root causes of poverty, especially after a global pandemic and benefit the diverse community organizations working to build a more equitable Los Angeles.

“The Rams look forward to continuing our partnership with United Way of Greater Los Angeles through Walk United LA as we deepen our commitment to fight for housing, education and equal opportunity for all neighbors and communities in need,” said Kevin Demoff, chief operating officer of the Los Angeles Rams. “It’s incredibly exciting to have both United Way’s Centennial and the Super Bowl championship to celebrate this year, and together we will continue to do the work, tackling key issues and forging the solutions necessary to make a stronger and more vibrant Los Angeles for the next 100 years.”

Registration for the Run/Walk event is $30 for runners and $20 for walkers. The registration fee provides admittance to the celebration that follows.

Admission to the celebration by itself is $20 for those 14 and older.

To register for the walk, visit www.walkunitedla.org.

To purchase tickets to the celebration, go to https://am.ticketmaster.com/rams/walkunitedla.