"There's no way to properly thank anyone for such a huge donation, so let me just say from all students, staff and families, we thank the Oakland Raiders. ..."
The Raiders announced Tuesday a $250,000 donation to save Oakland youth sports that were eliminated by the Oakland Unified School District due to budget concerns.
“The prospect of these kids losing their dreams was difficult to hear for everyone in the community,” said Raiders owner Mark Davis. “After-school athletics are an important part of the high school experience and this donation will keep student-athletes on the playing fields in Oakland.”
Superintendent Kyla Johnson-Trammell called the Raiders "big brothers to our football players and models for all students," adding that the donation "will go a long way to ensuring that our young people can dedicate themselves on the fields and courts, in the pools, and on the mats this year and beyond."