Raiders watch party- Inspiring in the community


The Oakland Raiders have always been an organization that took care of their own. They’ve also been a team that’s taken care of their home communites. Whether it be Oakland, Los Angeles, and now Las Vegas, RaiderNation reaps the benefits of the teams community outreach.

From Al Davis to Mark Davis, the feeling is the Raiders are a family and they will take care of their family. From partnering with USA Football, to hosting the NFL FLAG Regional competition, to donating money to various charitable organizations to hosting watch parties, the Raiders continue to show that they truly care about the place they call home.

On Sunday afternoon, the Raiders once again showed the Las Vegas community a glipse of what they have in store once they make the move permanently. The team held a watch party at The Las Vegas Ballpark in Summerlin for their game against the Cincinnati Bengals that over 1,500 people attended. Raiders alumni were there as well as sports talk radio icon and Raiders broadcaster JT the Brick. The Nation enjoyed the beautiful weather and a Raiders win.

The baseball field turned into a playground for children with jumpers, areas to take pictures and do football drills. Adults sat on the grass or in the stands and watched the game on the jumbotron. The Raiders mascot, Rusher was there taking pictures and getting the crowd hyped after each of the four Max Crosby sacks, and every Raiders big play.

But the most important moments of the day happened at halftime when the Raiders presented Special Olympics Nevada with a $30,000 grant to assist with their ongoing programming.  That was just the beginning of the Raiders generosity.

The Raiders also made a presentation to special Olympian, Paul Brooks, surprising him with 2 super bowl tickets as part of Raiders “Huddle for 100″ initiative. Brooks has a silver medal in the Special Olympics and has participated in basketball, track, flag football. Brooks is going to be earning his A.A. degree this year and hopes to open a facility for special needs individuals that will train aspiring special Olympians and promote the importance of sports and nutrition.

Once again, the Raiders showed why they are the standard for NFL teams, and all professional sports organizations, when it comes to giving back. For example, the Raiders held a charity poker event in October, where proceeds from the event went to benefit Nevada Youth Football League. YFL is nonprofit that facilitates various competitions for both football and cheer to approximately 1,000 youth, ages 5-14, year-round. The Raiders also collaborated with Special Olympics Nevada to host a flag football tournament for their athletes.

For the third consecutive year, the Raider supported high school football programs in Southern Nevada. After conducting the High School Football Kickoff Kit initiative in 2017 and ‘18, this year the Raiders sponsored a new season-long program “Friday Night Lights.” The program showcased select premier high school football matchups in Southern Nevada each month during the high school football season. Additionally, the Raiders provided select Nevada Interscholastic Activities Association (NIAA) schools with customized banners, cheer cards, eye black, sweatbands, bows for cheerleaders, special decals, and Raiders-inspired arm sleeves for players of the host schools.

On Sunday, the real winner of the day was the city of Las Vegas, Special Olympics Nevada, and most importantly, Paul Brooks. Truthfully TQ, Trisha LaCoste, and I were the lucky ones. We’re honored to cover an event like this, with stand up sports organization giving back to the community in which we live. We witnessed first hand the power of love for The Valley and utilizing your prestige to help and empower others.

Raiders Watch party


Raiders Watch party

Raiders Watch party

Raiders Watch party

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