The Las Vegas Raiders Pledged to Pay Off Nevada’s $500K in School Lunch Debt

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The Las Vegas Raiders Team is making big moves and I am not talking about their move from California to Nevada.

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Their big move – erasing Nevada’s school lunch debt totally $500,000!

Just a few hours after officially settling into their new home in Las Vegas, the team Pledged to Pay Off Nevada’s $500,000 in School Lunch Debt.

I am just in AWE.

“Four years ago, we told the state of Nevada that you’re getting more than a football team, you’re getting an army, you’re getting the Raider Nation. All the people up here today are a part of the Raider Nation. There’s some Oakland Raiders, there’s some Los Angeles Raiders, but most of all they’re all Raiders,” said Davis Wednesday afternoon, addressing construction workers outside Allegiant Stadium. “We told them they’d be getting an army and working in the community is the thing we do the best. Schools, charities, everywhere and anywhere we can make a difference. Yesterday, they unveiled the plans for the 2020 NFL Draft right here in Las Vegas. They expect over 750,000 people to visit during the three-day period, that’s progress. As well as working in the community — since we are working in the community — today we want to make a donation to the Nevada Department Agriculture Meal Service program, which feeds kids lunch and breakfast at the schools. We’re hoping to eliminate the debt that the entire state of Nevada has to do that project, and in that regard we’re donating $500,000.”

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The half million dollars was donated to the Nevada Department of Agriculture Meal Service program, which provides breakfast and lunch meals to schools.

“We are proud to partner with the Las Vegas Raiders as the administrator of the organization’s community fund that will retire the cumulative school meal debt for eligible institutions currently participating in NSLP and SBP with the Nevada Department of Agriculture,” added Gian Brosco, President & CEO, Nevada Community Foundation. “As the Raiders prepare for their official arrival as our state’s first-ever NFL team, their positive impact on our community continues to grow as evidenced by this significant gesture. We commend Mark Davis for actively seeking opportunities like this that make a real difference for Nevada students and residents.”  

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In addition this generous donation, a few of the Raiders team members visited a local school to sit down with kids and pass out lunch meals.

Vegas Raiders – fullback Alec Ingold and tight end Darren Waller spent a portion of their day handing out lunches to first and second graders at Jack Dailey Elementary School.

This entire team seems like they are up to nothing but GOOD and I just love seeing their first move in a new home be one to help children.

I am not a huge fan of pro football but if I was, they’d be my team of choice.

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