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Silver Minings: Las Vegas Raiders and Golden Knights square off in charity softball

Battle for Vegas goes Silver and Black’s way

Las Vegas Raiders Josh Jacobs (28, center) looks on as teammate Max Crosby (98) and Damon Arnette (20) play with bat dog Finn during a charity softball game versus the Vegas Golden Knights at the Las Vegas Ballpark on Saturday, July 24, 2021 (L.E. Baskow/Las Vegas Review-Journal) @Left_Eye_Images
Las Vegas Raiders Charity Softball Game
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In what has become an annual tradition, the Las Vegas Raiders and Golden Knights faced off against each other in a charity softball game. The Raiders were led by legendary running back Marcus Allen while Reilly Smith, a defenseman and alternate captain for the Knights served as their leader. Allen’s squad would get the better of Reilly’s as the Silver and Black won the “Battle for Vegas” by a score of 25 to 16.

That pushes the Raiders record to 2-0 against the Knights in the actual games, but the hockey team did get some revenge. The event included a home run derby where Johnathan Abram blasted seven homers.

However, the Raiders' safety would be out-done by former Golden Knights’ defenseman Nate Schmidt, who delivered a clutch performance to give his team the 26-25 victory in the derby.

Of course, the real reason why both teams were there was to support people in need and that’s exactly what they did. The game raised $175,000 for local charities like the Grant a Gift Autism Foundation and The Miracle League of Las Vegas. An outstanding accomplishment that fans of both organizations can be proud of.

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