Las Vegas Nonprofit Giving Kids Chance To See Raiders Games
Ever dream of going to a Raiders Game?
Kids in Las Vegas can pretty much see Allegiant Stadium from anywhere in the city. But the dream of ever going inside to see a Raiders game is just that for most: a dream. But that’s all changing for some local kids thanks to a new nonprofit in town.
Preseason has begun. And the Las Vegas Raiders have had a pretty decent start with their win against San Francisco this weekend. The Raiders beat the 49ers by a huge margin with a final score of 34 – 7. A sweet victory for Sin City’s football team. And it was even sweeter for 50 Las Vegas families that got to see the game for free.
Josh Caminite is a season ticket holder for the Las Vegas Raiders. And has been since 2020. Going to so many of the games at Allegiant got Caminite thinking about how many kids don’t get to have the same experience as he and his son do. So he founded Raider Dad. And the nonprofit is in its second year of making dreams a reality for Vegas football fans.
The Raider Dad organization believes that sporting events are an important way that families can bond. And while the NFL tries to eliminate their preseason football games, the Raider Dad organization embraces it. And uses those games to create memories for local families. Besides tickets to a preseason game, selected families are also invited to a tailgating party at Allegiant Stadium. In hopes that the memory will be something that brings them closer together for years to come.
Raider Dad has helped 130 families so far see a Raiders game from inside the stadium, news3lv.com reported. Additionally, Raider Dad has brought pediatric patients to games through a partnership with the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation (news3lv.com).
If you know of a child or family in Las Vegas that you would like to nominate for tickets, you can do so here.
– Wendy Rush, 96.3 KKLZ