Las Vegas Raiders rookies attend RJTC youth camp at the Reynolds Boys and Girls Club
Connecting with the youth, Las Vegas Raiders rookies attend RJTC youth camp in Southern Nevada on Thursday to continue to outreach the Vegas community. The Donald W. Reynolds Boys & Girls Club in Henderson, Nevada hosted a Raiders Junior Training Camp (RJTC), where the rookie class of 2022 participated in football exercises alongside the club’s young members.
Meeting with the representatives from the Boys & Girls Club, the Raiders rookies attend RJTC to learn about the services and programs that they provide to the youngsters in Southern Nevada. They also learned how the organization works to shape the futures of the young Vegas community and help them transition into adulthood with healthy habits and planning.
The Raiders Junior Training Camp was created with all ages, genders, and experiences in mind. The rookies participated with the youth for a 60-minute football clinic that involved education, exercise, and making good decisions in a secure setting.
For rookie Dylan Parham, who participated in the Boys & Girls Club during middle school, the experience hit home. He understood that he may influence the Las Vegas community in the same manner that others have influenced him.
“It was cool to be in that type of environment and setting again reliving some of those moments,” said Parham as the Raiders rookies attend RJTC. “We didn’t have opportunities like this to have a professional team come out and play with us like this in that time period, so it’s really feels good to give back in that aspect.”
James Bearse, the Donald W. Reynolds Boys & Girls Club’s director of marketing, was happy to see the youngsters demonstrate their football prowess in front of the Raiders athletes. In his opinion, the Silver and Black has been a welcomed addition to Las Vegas, and he looks forward to the two of them working together in the future.
“The kids get to interact with the athletes and just realize that they’re regular people that happen to be five to six times bigger than them,” said Bearse about the Raiders Junior Training Camp. “So when they get to meet the athletes, they realize that they care for the community, they care for the kids and they get to have a blast interacting with them.”