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Los Angeles Sports Teams Join LA Kings in Saying ENOUGH

Sports teams throughout Southern California came together to do their part reflecting on the tragedies in Thousand Oaks, proving some things are bigger than sports

by LA Kings @LAKings / LAKings.com

The sports teams of Los Angeles rallied together after two heartbeaking events in the Thousand Oaks community this week.

First, the LA Kings, Anaheim Ducks, LA Clippers and LA Lakers responded to the tragedy that took place this past Wednesday with the words "ENOUGH."

Then, the LA Rams, who practice in Thousand Oaks, offered support for both the shooting victims as well as those dealing with the recent wildfire in the area. 

The Kings first used the term "ENOUGH" during their game on Thursday when both they and the Minnesota Wild they held up signs during the pregame moment of silence.

Tweet from @NateThompson44: Honored to stand up with my teammates and the Minnesota Wild last night. #ENOUGH pic.twitter.com/gzxw9SLYOP

Tweet from @tytoff16: #ENOUGH pic.twitter.com/1gPMTe3IG2

"ENOUGH" t-shirts will be available for purchase at TeamLA, with 100% of the proceeds benefiting the Ventura County Community Foundation.

The next night, the Minnesota Wild faced the Anaheim Ducks, and the "ENOUGH" messaging continued at the Honda Center.

Tweet from @AnaheimDucks: Before we dropped the puck tonight, we took a moment to remember those in Thousand Oaks who lost family and friends in a tragic shooting. The Anaheim Ducks (and Minnesota Wild) join the Southern California sports community, in saying #ENOUGH to these senseless acts of violence. pic.twitter.com/IPy0CioNRT

Clippers management took note of the Kings' "ENOUGH" messaging and Annemarie Loflin, chief of staff of basketball operations for the Clippers, promptly decided the Clippers would wear "ENOUGH" t-shirts during Saturday afternoon's game against Milwaukee.

Tweet from @LAClippers: pic.twitter.com/JKBRlD2ls7

Tweet from @tobias31: 🙏Bigger than basketball🙏#ENOUGH. pic.twitter.com/1blTi8qvFz

Tweet from @LAClippers: Thousand Oaks, our hearts are with you. pic.twitter.com/eHy2WxQSdZ

Tweet from @LAClippers: The Clippers and partner @CedarsSinai will be collecting blood in honor and in support of the Thousand Oaks community.Fans at Monday���s game can arrive as early as 6 p.m. to participate in the blood drive.Blood donors will receive a pair of free tickets to a future home game. pic.twitter.com/trlyKNwuKs

Tweet from @AndrewGreif: For those asking about the ���Enough��� shirts worn Saturday by the Clippers and Bucks, they���re now for sale ��� 100% of net proceeds will benefit the families of the victims through the Ventura County Community Foundation https://t.co/sWecMKSYeR

The Lakers also wore "ENOUGH" t-shirts, showing that love is bigger than hate and that sports can be powerful in bringing people together.

Tweet from @KingJames: My thoughts and prayers are with the families who lost loved ones last night in Thousand Oaks, CA!!!! 🙏🙏🙏💯 #LoveIsStrongerThanHate💪

Tweet from @Lakers: Our thoughts and prayers are with all of the victims, families and those affected by the terrible tragedy last night in Thousand Oaks, CA.

Tweet from @kylekuzma: We shouldn���t be scared to go out and have a little fun but that���s the society we live in now.. Prayers to everyone and families that have been involved up in #ThousandOaks 🙏

Tweet from @Lakers: #ENOUGH pic.twitter.com/9a2wDw5vBZ

The Rams, who practice just miles from the Borderline Bar & Grill in Thousand Oaks, also expressed their gratitude for the first responders and sent their prayers to the community.

They hosted the Seattle Seahawks on Sunday at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, and held a moment of silence to honor the victims before the game. 

Andrew Whitworth, Rams lineman, donated the amount of his gameday salary on Sunday to the Ventura Community Foundation's Conejo Valley Victims Fund. 

Tweet from @JHekker: The first responders of Ventura County have been through a tough stretch the past few days. Getting to spend a few minutes around these brave men and women, I know that our community couldn���t be in better hands. Pray for those out risking it all tonight.#StrongerTOgether pic.twitter.com/qP5lP9V11I

"It is sort of surreal to be standing here on a campus that's closed today because of the incident," said Rams COO Kevin Demoff. "But we're trying to figure out how we can help."

Several players reacted to the news on social media, sharing their grief and condolences. 

Tweet from @seanmannion4: Heartbroken for our whole community here in Thousand Oaks. My thoughts and prayers go out to all of those affected by the horrible shooting last night.

Tweet from @JaredGoff16: Heartbroken for our community. Thinking about everyone involved as well as friends and family of the victims. Keep them in your thoughts and prayers

Tweet from @RamsNFL: ���We���re really trying to strategize to see what ways we can help ��� both financially and just how we can help out throughout in the community.��� - @Rodger_Saffold pic.twitter.com/zGfpc3d7zY

Tweet from @brandincooks: Father bless the families and friends that are affected by this tragedy. It deeply saddens me to see innocent lives taken from such a senseless act!

Tweet from @RamsNFL: ���I just don���t believe that sitting there wondering is the best way. Find a way to put your feet on the ground and take action and get involved in some way.��� - @awhitworth77 pic.twitter.com/R4LoG78Mtv

In addition to that, they recognized the massive and destructive wildfires that have been wreaking havoc in their area.

Many of the Rams players and coaches live in Thousand Oaks near the team's practice facility, and were forced to evacuate their homes. 

Tweet from @RamsNFL: The #LARams captains are auctioning off their game worn jerseys in support of the Conejo Valley Victims Fund + @RedCross SoCal Wildfire Relief.Bid now �� https://t.co/BlSC7VeZHU pic.twitter.com/BGlXX83FuR

Tweet from @DeMarcusWare: There���s not much we are more protective of than our families! Thoughts & prayers are with everyone to STAY SAFE!! @awhitworth77 @AqibTalib21 @sonofbum @RamsNFL #LARams #ThousandOaksStrong pic.twitter.com/OPXdYVkrVt

Tweet from @RamsNFL: ���Prayers to everyone and their families and I hope everyone is safe. We love you, LA.���A special message to the city from @TG3II 💙 pic.twitter.com/slGn3sxlqp

Tweet from @RamsNFL: Thank you to all the first responders who are working tirelessly to keep us safe. Statement from the Los Angeles Rams: pic.twitter.com/vIc27FnIQt

If you would like to play a part in the healing and rebuilding of the community, you can donate to the Ventura County Community Foundation or one of the many other ways to give back to those dealing with the wildfires. 

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