All the kids that came to Intermountain Healthcare Performance Center on Saturday were in awe of the Silver and Black.
Autographs, high fives and selfies were made readily available for the 250 boys and girls that attended the Las Vegas Raiders Skills Camp on July 9, but even more exciting to the local kids was running drills with the pros they watch on Sundays.
The group of children consisted of several local organizations including Boys and Girls Clubs of Southern Nevada, Clark County School District Athletics, City of Las Vegas Parks and Recreation, Henderson Flag Football League and National Youth Sports Nevada. This was also one of the first camps at the Raiders Headquarters, giving the Las Vegas community an inside look at where their local team works diligently.
It The two are coming off career seasons together as teammates, both earning their first Pro Bowl selections.
"That's what it's all about at the end of the day, just being here for your teammates," Perryman said. "It's just one big family."
Jeffrey Trujillo, owner of the Green Valley Knights Youth Football Team, was in attendance with his family and team. Trujillo believes that having the Raiders in Las Vegas "does wonders" for the community, especially the youth.
"To sit back and actually see the kids have fun, take direction from someone else and mingle with other kids around the valley – it was better than going to Disneyland," Trujillo said. "It's the best thing ever."
For Crosby, the ultimate competitor with a high motor on the field, it was no surprise to know what his favorite part of the camp was. For him, it was seeing other kids have the same competitive spirit.
"I'm just having fun seeing everybody go toe-to-toe and enjoying getting better," said Crosby. "It was an absolute blast and giving back to the kids is everything."
Las Vegas Raiders linebacker Denzel Perryman and defensive end Maxx Crosby worked with Las Vegas youth during the Raiders Skills Camp held at Intermountain Healthcare Performance Center.