The Oakland Raiders and Lifetime Television recently collaborated on a very special project: Coming Home. Coming Home is an award winning Lifetime series featuring surprise reunions of active duty service men and women and their families. Together, Lifetime and the Raiders – with tremendous support and assistance from the National Football League - created an overwhelming reunion for a serviceman and his family. That reunion occurred during the Raiders game on November 6th - in front of approximately 60,000 members of the Raider Nation, who welcomed this serviceman and his family with a powerful outpouring of love and respect. The episode featuring the Raiders reunion will kick off Lifetime's new season on Sunday, March 11th (please check your local listings for air time).
The Raiders will host an exclusive screening of the episode for very special guests at the team's Alameda headquarters on Thursday evening, March 8.
Coming Home, *hosted by former *American Idol finalist Matt Rogers, follows the unforgettable and inspiring surprise reunions of members of all five branches of the military with their spouses, children, parents and other loved ones as they return home from active duty throughout the world.
The Oakland Raiders helped provide one of Coming Home's biggest moments, as the organization assisted in surprising the children of a lifelong Raiders fan who had not seen his family in approximately one year. The serviceman suits up from helmet to cleats in Silver and Black to make a stunning appearance on the field during halftime in front of over 60,000 Raiders fans.
The Raiders "Tickets for Troops" program allows businesses and individuals to sponsor active and veteran military personnel and their families at* *Raider games.