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Raiders in the Community

Last season the Raiders became Las Vegas’s team. However, due to the unfortunate nature of the pandemic the community and the Raiders were robbed the opportunity to fully embrace each other. Last weekend that opportunity was rectified as Raiders' star Josh Jacobs held his football camp where 350 kids were in attendance.

“I’ll be looking into doing projects for the homeless. And for the kids. They’re the next generation. To have a little hand in it is huge for me,” Jacobs said about his event.

The community and the youth are better served when they have strong influences and role models that show them the right way. The Raiders this off-season are quickly showing their fit in the Las Vegas community. The Raiders Foundation has helped their community out with food, youth programs, law enforcement, health care workers and more. It started four years ago when the team began relocating from Northern California and accelerated in 2020 once the franchise officially moved.

With training camp on the horizon the Raiders will be hitting the community again as this coming weekend several current and a couple of former Raiders will be participating in this year’s charity softball game.The charity softball game, with proceeds benefiting Grant A Gift Autism Foundation, Ackerman Center and Miracle League Las Vegas, will be hosted by NHL’s Vegas Golden Knights winger Reilly Smith.

Former Raider and Pro Football Hall of Famer Tim Brown and current Raiders Alec Ingold, Josh Jacobs, Darren Waller, Jonathan Abram, Maxx Crosby, Henry Ruggs, Willie Snead, Foster Moreau and Damon Arnette will participate. This is a great sign for team comradery not just on the field but the team in the community. Hats off to the Raiders and their players.

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