The Raiders were founded in Oakland, California in 1960 as a charter member of the American Football League. The franchise moved to Los Angeles in 1982 before moving back to Oakland in 1995 where they played until their move to Las Vegas in 2020.
The Las Vegas Raiders have a long-standing tradition of supporting the local community and Raider Nation. Initiated in 2015, the Raiders Foundation is the charitable arm of the Las Vegas Raiders. The Raiders Foundation is committed to increasing community and civic health through military support and youth development.
PLAY 60 STRETCH AND MOVE WITH PLAYWORKS – OAKLAND
Less than 24 hours after the Raiders’ season opening win over Denver, FB Alec Ingold, CB Isaiah Johnson, LS Trent Sieg, TE Darren Waller and LB Kyle Wilber joined members of the Raiderettes to engage with students from Oakland’s Futures and CUES at Lockwood Elementary School. The Raiders contingent teamed up with Playworks to lead over 100 students through various stretch routines and football drills while also promoting the Play 60 message of being active for 60 minutes every day and to empower the next generation of youth to be the most physically active and healthy.
MY CAUSE MY CLEATS
During the Week 14 matchup against the Tennessee Titans, 35 Raiders players wore custom cleats reflecting their commitment to charitable endeavors as part of the NFL’s My Cause My Cleats campaign. Raiders players wore the personalized footwear to bring focus to important charitable causes including Children’s Healthcare, Homelessness, Cancer Awareness, Military Appreciation, Global Aid Relief, Gun Violence Prevention and Anti-Bullying. Beginning on Unboxing Day and continuing through Week 14 games, players shared images of their cleats and the stories behind them on social media, using the hashtag #MyCauseMyCleats.
SPECIAL OLYMPICS NEVADA 2019 FLAG FOOTBALL REGIONAL
The Raiders are proud to support Special Olympics Nevada and their mission to enhance the quality of life of athletes through health and wellness opportunities like their Flag Football Regional. Raiders Alumni Isaiah Ekejiuba and Kenny Shedd assisted in coaching the teams and the Raiderettes taught a dance routine to an all-abilities cheer squad. Raider Rusher was onsite to pump up the crowd, while fans won prizes at Raider Nation on Location.
RAIDERS JUNIOR TRAINING CAMP
Raiders Junior Training Camps (RJTC) are free youth football clinics facilitated by the Raiders and are geared towards introducing the game of football to boys and girls ages 7-13. The camp’s curriculum was developed so that any student can participate regardless of age, gender, ability or experience. Students who participated in RJTCs took part in football drills that tested their passing and tackling ability, agility and, best of all, scored touchdowns as a running back. Students were also taught the importance of staying active for at least 60 minutes a day, which contributes to a healthy lifestyle.