MGM Resorts International, the Las Vegas Raiders and Three Square Food Bank partnered to distribute hundreds of family-sized food bags to community families in need. The bags were given out at the Three Square drive-through food distribution site at Western High School in Las Vegas to supplement the regular groceries that families receive. Over 400 families were provided with the equivalent of around 40 meals each. MGM, Raiders and Three Square executives including Raiders President Marc Badain, MGM Resorts International CEO and President Bill Hornbuckle, MGM Resorts International President of Entertainment and Sports George Kliavkoff, Three Square Chief Development Officer Michelle Beck were joined by staff members and their families in volunteering to assist with the distribution.
This event was yet the latest collaboration between the Raiders and MGM aimed at giving back to the community. In January 2020, MGM Resorts became an Official Gaming Partner of the Raiders and Founding Partner of Allegiant Stadium. On the same day of this announcement, MGM Resorts and Raiders volunteers that included executives and staff from both organizations as well as Raiders Alumni Jim Plunkett and Darren McFadden and members of the Raiderettes, created more than 500 hygiene kits that were donated to veterans residing in Las Vegas. BetMGM also serves as an Official Sports Betting Partner of the Raiders.
Additionally, the Raiders have maintained a multi-dimensional relationship with Three Square, assisting Three Square's mission of combating food insecurity in Las Vegas through donations and volunteering. Last Season, Three Square volunteers were bestowed the prestigious honor of lighting the Al Davis Torch prior to kickoff of the Raiders versus L.A. Chargers game at Allegiant Stadium.
Last November, the Raiders coordinated with Three Square to hand out Thanksgiving food boxes by organizing a drive-through distribution at Allegiant Stadium. The Raiders, in partnership with Smith's, assembled the Thanksgiving-meal-themed food boxes and the Raiders offensive line donated additional money to Three Square to fund around 45,000 holiday meals for families in Southern Nevada. Members of the Las Vegas Raiders Family Association, which consists of Raiders staff, coaches, players, Alumni, and their families and significant others, also volunteered at the Three-Square Food Bank in the Kid's Cafe kitchen boxing lunches for children.