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2012 Raiders in the Community



Raiders Participate in Basket of Hope
RB Taiwan Jones, LS Jon Condo, and NFL alumni, Gary Weaver, Marv Hubbard, Dave Casper, Larry Allen, and Tony Stewart, and Raiderettes visited Children's Hospital & Research Center Oakland to deliver baskets as part of Basket of Hope.


Myers Speaks with Students
Raiders TE Brandon Myers spoke to students from the Bridges From School To Work program at Old Navy in San Leandro, Calif., during National Volunteer Week. Myers shared advice with the students, ages 16-20, on how to be successful during the job interview process.


Hurd Visits Playworks After-School Program
Raiders OL Zach Hurd visited with students in the Playworks after-school program at East Oakland Pride Elementary School. Hurd participated in outdoor activities with 4th and 5th-grade students, encouraging the kids to stay active, work together and have fun.


Raiderettes Walk in March of Dimes
Raiderettes Jessica and Tori participated in the March of Dimes March for Babies in Sacramento. Jessica and Tori walked five miles with Raider fan Lori Edgars, who had lost her baby girl, lending support, listening to different families' stories, and sharing in the emotion of the special event.


Goodson & Jones Visit Boys and Girls Club
Raiders RBs Taiwan Jones and Mike Goodson visited kids at the Boys and Girls Club of Oakland on High Street. The two ball carriers spoke to the students about the importance of education before spending time with them in the gym, playing touch football and signing autographs.


Raiders Participate in Banking on Our Future
The Oakland Raiders teamed up with Operation HOPE, US Bank and OUSD for the Banking on Our Future program at Fruitvale Elementary School in Oakland. Former Raiders LB Sam Williams and two Raiderettes attended the program, which taught the young students about financial literacy.


Raiders Inspire High School Football Players
QB Terrelle Pryor, OL Stefen Wisniewski & RB Taiwan Jones worked with football players in NFL High School Player Development programs. Pryor & Wisniewski spent time with football players from different high schools at Laney College and Jones worked with students at Freedom High School.


Raiderettes and RNOL at Root Beer Float Day
Raider Nation on Location and 16 Raiderettes participated in MUG Root Beer Float Day benefitting the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) before the Oakland A's faced off against the Los Angeles Dodgers at the Coliseum.


Myers Visits Youth Football Camp
TE Brandon Myers visited a youth football camp at Cabrillo Community College in Aptos, Calif. Myers spoke with the young football players, ages 6-14, about his experience playing football, the important life lessons in football, and took time to pose for photos and sign autographs.


Players Help Raise Food and Funds
Two Raiders players teamed up with the Alameda County Community Food Bank (ACCFB) to raise food and funds. In exchange for a donation of 20 cans or $20, the two veterans signed autographs and posed for photos at the Raider Image at Hegenberger in Oakland.


Raiders Visit Veterans Home
The Oakland Raiders visited the Veterans Home of California, Yountville. All of the players spent time with the veterans sharing stories.


Raiders Participate in Junior Training Camp
To kickoff the NFL's Hispanic Heritage Month, four Raiders players and two Raiderettes participated in a Gatorade Junior Training Camp with Playworks at Think College Now Elementary School in Oakland.


Raiders Team Up with Operation HOPE
The Raiders teamed up with Operation HOPE, OUSD and US Bank to speak to students at Westlake Middle School in Oakland about financial literacy. QB Terrelle Pryor, former Raiders LB Sam Williams and Director of Player Engagement Lamonte Winston spoke about the importance of planning for one's future.


Raiderettes Participate in Walk & Roll to School Day
Ten Raiderettes cheered on students as they arrived at Braly Elementary School in Sunnyvale, Calif., for Walk and Roll to School Day. Braly was one of the thousands of schools nationwide and abroad participating in International Walk and Bike to School Day.


Streater Visits Easter Seals Kaleidoscope
WR Rod Streater spent time with the students of Easter Seals Kaleidoscope in Dublin, Calif., answering questions, signing autographs, posing for photos and tossing the football around outside.


Hometown Huddle 2012
The Oakland Raiders teamed up with United Way, the NFL, UPS, and East Bay Asian Youth Center at Garfield Elementary School for Hometown Huddle 2012. DBs Michael Huff, Tyvon Branch and Mike Mitchell spoke about living a healthy lifestyle and then took the kids to "Play 60."


Pryor Makes an Impact in the Community
QB Terrelle Pryor spent time with the students of Barack Obama Academy – Seneca Center, an alternative education middle school, in Oakland, Calif. Pryor spoke to the students about the importance of choosing the right path, making good decisions and making education a priority.


Jones Visits East Bay Warriors
RB Taiwan Jones visited the youth football players of the East Bay Warriors in Oakland, Calif. Jones spoke to the kids about the importance of school and respecting their coaches, parents, and teachers.


Raiders Visit Children's Hospital in Oakland
Seven Raiders players, including QBs Carson Palmer and Terrelle Pryor, visited Children's Hospital & Research Center Oakland. The seven members of the Silver and Black spent time with the kids, their parents and the staff throughout the hospital.


Raiders Visit Travis Air Force Base
The Oakland Raiders visited Travis Air Force Base in Fairfield, Calif. Three players, along with four Raiderettes, showed the military their appreciation by signing autographs, posing for photos and spending time with those stationed on the base.


Raiders Visit Play 60 Super School
Seven Raiders players visited Ascend, the Play 60 Super School, in Oakland to present the school with an NFL Play 60 grant and speak with the students about being healthy and active.


Raiders Team Up with Office Depot
The Oakland Raiders teamed up with Office Depot to donate 500 sackpacks to Children's Hospital & Research Center Oakland. WR Jacoby Ford visited the Office Depot in Emeryville to help present the Children's Hospital with the sackpacks.


Raiders Team Up with ACCFB
The Oakland Raiders teamed up with the Alameda County Community Food Bank (ACCFB) for the holidays to pack and collect food for local families. QB Terrelle Pryor, WR Derek Hagan, RB Taiwan Jones, DE Matt Shaughnessy, and LS Jon Condo spent part of their day off at ACCFB.


Seymour Gives Back
DT Richard Seymour donated 150 meals to Columbian Gardens Food Pantry in Oakland with the help of the Alameda County Community Food Bank (ACCFB) for the Thanksgiving holiday.


Linemen Lead Youth Football Clinic
Six members of the Raiders offensive line helped lead a Play 60 Gatorade Junior Training Camp at Washington Elementary School in San Leandro, Calif.


Raiders Attend Holiday Heroes
FB Marcel Reece and safety Matt Giordano attended Holiday Heroes, sponsored by the Wender Weis Foundation for Children, at AT&T Park in San Francisco. The WWFC sponsored over 200 at-risk youth to attend the event, while also raising money for various Bay Area organizations.


Raiders Team Up with Fans Against Violence
WR Derek Hagan and the Raiders teamed up with Fans Against Violence (FAV) to speak to the students of Boys 2 Men Youth Outreach in Oakland.


Raiders Help Collect Toys for Tots
The Oakland Raiders teamed up with the U.S. Marines at The Raider Image in Southland Mall to collect toys for the Toys for Tots program. WR Rod Streater, QB Matt Leinart, S Matt Giordano and RB Mike Goodson signed autographs in exchange for toys that will be distributed to underprivileged children in the Bay Area.


Mitchell Visits EOYDC
The Oakland Raiders teamed up with Kaiser Permanente to speak with the students of East Oakland Youth Development Center (EOYDC) about anti-violence and anti-bullying and being positive influences in their communities. Safety Mike Mitchell spent time telling his story as well as answering thoughtful questions from the students in attendance.


Raiders Participate in Toys For Tots
The Oakland Raiders teamed up with the U.S. Marines for the second Toys for Tots event of the season. RBs Darren McFadden & Taiwan Jones, FB Marcel Reece, TE Brandon Myers & LB Miles Burris signed autographs in exchange for a new toy that the Marines will distribute throughout the Bay Area.


Raiders Help Build Madison-Sobrante Park Field
The Oakland Raiders teamed up with the NFL Youth Football Fund, Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC), and the Oakland Unified School District (OUSD) to help build a new sports field behind James Madison Middle School in the Sobrante Park area of East Oakland.


Raiders Help Distribute Food in Oakland
T Khalif Barnes, DE Matt Shaughnessy, and LB Jerrell Harris helped distribute food at a mobile food pantry, facilitated by the Alameda County Community Food Bank (ACCFB), at Laurel Elementary School in West Oakland.

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