The Las Vegas Raiders donate 120 sneakers with the help of CIS Nevada
Las Vegas Raiders Team President Sandra Douglass Morgan and the Raiders donate 120 sneakers to three Clark County Schools in collaboration with Communities In Schools Nevada and shoe retailer Shoe Palace. These schools included Doris Reed Elementary, Red Rock Elementary, and Robert Taylor Elementary.
“I remember vividly people from the UNLV Rebels coming down to my elementary school and being like, ‘Wow, that’s something I want to be a part of,'” said Morgan as the Raiders donate 120 sneakers. “I’m definitely thankful they made the time to come out to see us.”
“We have so many people here on our leadership team, whether it be Marcel Reece, Michael Crome and Qiava Martinez, that are willing to spend time with the kids,” Morgan continued. “It’s absolutely great for the organization that we have so many people willing to get engaged above and beyond within the community, service and corporate sponsorships as well.”
Before the numerous pairs of shoes were handed out, a group of Shoe Palace staff members organized games for the kids to get them active and to teach the importance of health and exercise. Communities In Schools of Nevada also contributed significantly as they helped the Raiders donate 120 sneakers. The goal of CIS of Nevada is “to surround students with a community of support, empowering them to stay in school and achieve in life” as well as providing necessary resources to children in need.
“As soon as the Raiders got to Las Vegas, they really embraced our community,” said Executive Director of CIS of Nevada, Debbie Palacios. “It’s just been so incredible to watch. With Communities In Schools, the Raiders have sponsored one of our resource rooms that houses things that students might need from school supplies, to shoes, to clothing, to hygiene products. We’re really excited to continue our partnership. They always keep us in mind and our students and our communities so we love having them here.”