Raiders take part in Nevada Reading Week
As part of Nevada Reading Week, which emphasizes recognizing the value of reading and encouraging children to read outside of the classroom, the Las Vegas Raiders visited multiple schools in the Valley to recognize academic accomplishment and to interact with the young students.
In order to recognize the academic achievements made by the kids at Arturo Cambeiro Elementary School in Las Vegas, the Raiders joined up with Bank of Nevada to start the week off on Monday. Oren O’Neal, a Raiders alumni, spoke to the kids at an award assembly to recognize students who excelled on the school’s iReady math and reading tests.
While Quaker donated 600 boxes of oats to help them further their mission of feeding families across America, Raiderettes and Raider Rusher were also there. 600 bags were donated for this event by WSS and 600 healthy snacks were given out to the students by Melissa’s Produce.
“As a long-time advocate of efforts that increase educational outcomes, Bank of Nevada is proud to recognize the students at Arturo Cambeiro Elementary School who are successfully improving their math and reading skills and preparing themselves for a successful future,” stated Bob Cerminaro, division CEO, Bank of Nevada. “We are proud to join with the Las Vegas Raiders and Teach for America in recognizing these solid achievements that lay the groundwork for academic success.”
Along with taking part in the assembly, current Raiders roster player Jalen Elliott, representatives from BofN and WSS, and other team members went to various classrooms to engage students in STEM activities and reading circles in support of Nevada Reading Week literacy initiatives.
Continuing Nevada Reading Week, Raiders Pro Bowl defensive end Maxx Crosby and Raiderettes Melody and Camryn visited Frank Lamping Elementary in Henderson on Wednesday morning to read to students at the school’s library. Raiders players Jalen Elliott and Nate Hobbs also read to students at a nearby classroom and emphasized the value of literacy.