Current Raiders players will join an esteemed list of Raiders Alumni that incudes Pro Football Hall of Famers, Raiderettes and other Raiders personalities at the Raiders Foundation's inaugural signature fundraising event, "Celebrity Swing," on Wednesday, May 9, 2018 from 6:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. at Topgolf Las Vegas.
Thanks to our title sponsors – Hatchet Caye Resorts, John C Kish Foundation and Walker Furniture – all proceeds from the event, where guests will join the Raiders for an evening featuring golf, food and beverages, will benefit Veterans Village Las Vegas, a nonprofit specializing in local transitional and permanent housing residence for United States veterans that supports those in need 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
Relaunched in 2017, the Raiders Foundation is the charitable arm of the Oakland Raiders and is committed to increasing community and civic health through military support and youth development.
The Raiders Foundation already has a presence in the Las Vegas community. Most recently, the Raiders Foundation and Raising Cane's partnered with the Boys & Girls Club of Southern Nevada to make significant improvements to the James Boys & Girls Club's Computer Lab and Teen Center.
The Raiders Foundation also hosted a collection drive to benefit the Toys for Tots of Southern Nevada at the Town Square Raider Image, where fans donated toys and made financial contributions in exchange for autographs from Raiders Alumni.
In addition, three Las Vegas military nonprofit organizations — U.S.VETS, Veterans Village and the USO — each received $10,000 checks from the Raiders Foundation as part of #GivingTuesday, a worldwide movement that celebrates philanthropy in advance of the widely-recognized shopping events Black Friday and Cyber Monday.
During the NFL's Salute to Service month, the Raiders Foundation, with the assistance of Raiders Alumni, served dinner to Las Vegas area veterans based at U.S.VETS to thank them for their service to our country.