Allegiant Stadium and Las Vegas Raiders announce first Raiders Den program
The launch of the first Raiders Den Program has been announced by Allegiant Stadium and the Las Vegas Raiders. On Wednesday, more than 200 people watched the final presentations of three groups of Southern Nevada high school contestants.
An exciting seven-day summer program called the Raiders Den Program began on July 10 and was created specifically for Southern Nevada high school students. This program, which was developed by the Allegiant Stadium Community and members of the stadium Community Advisory Board, invited the students to present a service or idea they thought would benefit the stadium.
“The guiding principles of Allegiant Stadium Community programming are creating opportunity, access, and resources for the purposes of fostering equity advancement and positive impact,” said Allegiant Stadium VP of Human Resources and Community Impact, Neumiia Duncan-Reed. “Raiders Den is a prime example of the program doing just that while bringing about real-world change.”
Following their presentations, participants had the opportunity to receive feedback from a panel that included Piper Overstreet-White, vice president of government relations for the Las Vegas Raiders, Ken Evans, community programs advisor at M.Y.S. Firm, and CJ Watson, a former NBA player.
One participant team at the first Raiders Den Program was selected as the winner and received $20,000 in funding. Students Ayden Queano, Josefina Villa, and Jayda Elliott competed in the winning team with their products, Raiders Way. Match & Market by Diva Saxena and Madisyn Queano, Sonic Station AI from Ivana Gavrilovic, Gabriel Tuitele, and Sophia Crawford were the runners-up.
The program also provided students a platform to receive coaching and guidance from business professionals, in line with Allegiant Stadium‘s fundamental values of career development and supplier diversity. Participants gained access to a variety of information and advice to hone their creative notions.