ST. LOUIS (KPLR) – Monday over 250 golfers gathered at the Norwood Hills Country Club golf course to raise awareness about homelessness. The event was hosted by the St.Patrick’s Center, which has held the St. Patrick’s Center Irish Open for 31 years to help the homeless.
Rams linebacker James Laurinatitis was among the golfers playing in an effort to raise awareness and money. But he wasn’t the only Rams player to be out helping the homeless. Defensive ends William Hayes and Chris Long took to the streets for 24 hours with no place to sleep or eat, no connection to the outside world and only $4 each.
Hayes and Long wore second-hand clothing and makeup was used to help conceal their identities. They were outfitted with small cameras and microphones, and an ESPN crew filmed it. The show called 'Life on the Streets premiered Sunday.
The Irish Open raises money raises money and resources to help people who are homeless or at the risk of becoming homeless.