Los Angeles Rams offensive tackle Andrew Whitworth will donate his game check from Sunday’s game against the Seattle Seahawks to victims and the families of this week’s shooting at Borderline Bar and Grill in Thousand Oaks, Calif.
One of Whitworth’s game checks is worth approximately $ 60,000, per Spotrac.
Whitworth, who is a Thousand Oaks resident, addressed the players following the tragedy.
“As a group, everyone’s affected in a different way. Whether it’s the fear of having your own kids that could be involved in something like that, if it’s the fear of just being in that environment yourself or just living somewhere where something like that’s happened,” the 36-year-old Whitworth told Yahoo Sports.
“You always think it’s never going to be around you or involve you, but you always see that from people once you experience it. I think we just wanted to find a way to come together and really just wrap our arms around the community that we live in and that we operate and work in.”
The team conducted a moment of silence before Sunday’s game at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum.
A gunman killed 12 people, including Ventura County Sheriff Sgt. Ron Helus, at Borderline Bar and Grill late Wednesday night. The gunman then killed himself.
The incident occurred less than five miles from the Rams’ practice facility on the campus of Cal Lutheran University.