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Newly named Las Vegas Raiders donate half a million toward school lunch debt

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The Raiders officially announced their name change at a press conference on Wednesday, and their first act as the Las Vegas Raiders was to donate $500,000 in an effort to eliminate school lunch debt in the state of Nevada.

Every year, young students across the nation in low-income families need help to afford basic school necessities, and the federal government has started the National School Lunch and Breakfast Programs in an effort to aid young students in need. But these federally-assisted programs can only do so much, and donations like this can make a big difference in the lives of many children.

“We commend Mark Davis for actively seeking opportunities like this that make a real difference for Nevada students and residents,” Gian Brosco, President & CEO, Nevada Community Foundation, said in an arranged statement.

The Raiders organization has dealt with relocation before, but they’ve never left the state of California until now. And now that the franchise is directly affiliated with the state of Nevada, they’ve made a great first impression on the local community.

This is no minuscule donation, as half a million dollars with greatly help individuals across the entire state. It’s good to know that Raiders are committed to their new community, and it’s clear that the state of Nevada as a whole will embrace the silver and black in no time.