Raiders take part in community activities around NFL Draft in Las Vegas

HENDERSON, Nev. – The Las Vegas Raiders are involved in community activations around the NFL Draft, which kicks off this week in their hometown. The NFL is bringing community programs to Las Vegas as part of the draft, and the Raiders are contributing and supporting those efforts. In addition to serving as the host team of the NFL, the Raiders are planning additional unique local programming as part of the organization’s ongoing commitment to the residents of Southern Nevada.

Draft activities related to the Raiders in Las Vegas have started with the participation of head coach Josh McDaniels start the siren at T-Mobile Arena before the Vegas Golden Knights face off against the San Jose Sharks on April 24. Several Raiders took part in the hugely popular pre-game crowd-building activity while supporting the Las Vegas NHL team, including safety Johnathan Abram, quarterback Derek Carr, winger defensive Maxx Crosby, running back Josh Jacobs and tight end Darren Waller.

Earlier in the day, Raiders owner Mark Davis, three busloads of Raiders employees as well as Clark County Commission Chairman Jim Gibson, Clark County Commissioner Michael Naft, Commissioner of Clark County Marilyn Kirkpatrick and Clark County Executive Yolanda King welcomed Raider Nation and those coming to Las Vegas for the Draft by turning the “Welcome To Fabulous Las Vegas” sign into silver and black, the colors emblematic of the local team.

Sally J. Minick