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.
Okay @JohnathanAbram1 #24 coming up with 7 HRs #Raiders pic.twitter.com/uwE1fhMYN2— Cassie Soto (@_CassieSoto) July 25, 2021
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.
In other Raiders’ links:
- 5 Raiders entering make-or-break season: Raiders Wire staff writer Levi Damien recently named Derek Carr, Jon Gruden and Clelin Ferrell among two others as players entering crucial seasons.
- Rookies and QBs in the building: First-year players and signal callers reported for training camp this week and the team released a video where you can see a few of them entering the facility.
- Two More Raiders make top 100: In The Athletic’s newest editions of the NFL 100, Gene Upshaw and Charles Woodson came in at Nos. 67 and 68.
- Four Players to miss start of training camp: The Raiders announced that Divine Deablo and Isaiah Johnson will begin camp on the PUP list, while Darius Stills and Devery Hamilton are on the NFI list.