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Las Vegas Raiders participate in Nevada Reading Week

Las Vegas Raiders linebacker Darien Butler (58) reads to students at Addeliar D. Guy III Elementary School.
Las Vegas Raiders linebacker Darien Butler (58) reads to students at Addeliar D. Guy III Elementary School.

Henderson, Nev. – The Las Vegas Raiders took part in Nevada Reading Week to promote the importance of reading to local schools across the valley.

With this year's theme "Embracing the Magic of Reading," Raiders players, Raiderettes, and front office staff visited several schools – Acelero Learning Headstart Programs, Addeliar D. Guy lll Elementary School, D.L. Dickens Elementary School, Griffith Elementary School, Henderson International School, Howard Heckethorn Elementary School, Jack Dailey Elementary School, Legacy Traditional School, Robert E. Lake Elementary School, and R. Guild Gray Elementary School – to read books and interact with students, hoping to inspire the love of reading and encourage students to continue reading outside of the classroom.

Joining forces with Bank of Nevada, the Raiders purchased several books and bookmarks to donate to schools throughout Las Vegas and Henderson.

The Silver & Black began the week visiting classrooms at R. Guild Gray Elementary School, as the Raiders front office staff took the day to read to kindergarten through 5th grade students. To continue the week, current Raider Jalen McKenzie visited the P.E. classroom at Robert E. Lake Elementary School where he got the opportunity to read to students and engage in a Q&A session. The Raiderettes then visited Acelero Learning Headstart Spring Valley to read in a reading circle to preschoolers ages three to five. The following day, Raiders players Darien Butler and Jalen McKenzie visited Addeliar D. Guy III Elementary School for a group reading circle that led to students getting the chance to engage with the players as they asked questions in a short Q&A. And to wrap up the week, Raiderettes and a front office staff member visited Henderson International School where they had a chance to read and interact with the students from Prekindergarten through 2nd grade.

This marks the sixth-straight year that the Raiders have supported Nevada Reading Week. Promoting a life-long love for reading, the Raiders continue to embrace the importance of collectively building a new future for learning in Las Vegas.

The Las Vegas Raiders visited Robert E. Lake Elementary School and Addeliar D. Guy III Elementary School for Nevada Reading Week in efforts to spread the love of reading.

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