Raider Foundation’s “Celebrity Swing”

Long before the Raiders kick off their first season in Las Vegas in 2020, the team is building its foundation in the community with its first charitable event in Las Vegas. Several former star players turned out for the Raider Foundation’s “Celebrity Swing” charity benefit May 9 at Topgolf at MGM Grand.

The event was a fundraiser for Veterans Village Downtown Las Vegas and Veterans Village 2, with Raiderettes welcoming the 264 guests who came out to swing and schmooze with Jim Plunkett, Daryl Lamonica, Cliff Branch, George Atkinson, Charles Woodson, Willie Brown, Ted Hendricks, Tim Brown, Mike Haynes and Napoleon McCallum.

The veterans organization provides resources for permanent or temporary housing, mental health counseling, medical care, meals, career planning and 12-step recovery meetings. “It’s great for the veterans and great for us to know we can help,” Hendricks said.

“The Raiders are like a big family, and now Las Vegas is part of that family.”


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Guests at the eighth anniversary celebration gathered under the boughs of “Absinthe’s” Electric Oak art installation, which has 120,000 LED leaves that change color to music.
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Those attending the Grand Tasting sipped wine and sampled delectables from food stations manned in part by UNLV students, who received college credit.
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