By Malaika Bobino
The Oakland Raiders are active off the field during the teams summer Training Camp operations at the Napa Valley Marriott and the adjacent Redwood Middle School.
Since establishing Training Camp in Napa in 1996, the Raiders have hosted numerous youth, military and community groups, in addition to corporate and broadcast partners, suite and season ticket members to watch practice.
For the fifth straight year, the Raiders hosted former players from across the country during Alumni Weekend which took place over the first few days of Training Camp. Hundreds of former Raiders have been invited to attend practice sessions and participate in several activities, including an NFL Town Hall presentation and an exclusive kickoff dinner at an elegant, exclusive location in Napa.
For the 20th straight year, Raiders Alumni made their annual trip to the Veterans Home of California-Yountville, to thank veterans of World War II, the Korean War, the Vietnam War, the Gulf War and the War in Afghanistan for their service to our country.
The Raiders hosted several community and military groups at Napa Training Camp on August 7 and 8, including high school football teams from the Oakland Athletic League as well as community partner representatives from the American Cancer Society, Alameda County Family Justice Center, East Bay Community Foundation, Oakland Police Activities League and Playworks. The Raiders Foundation invited the USO Bay Area, Alameda Coast Guard, and Camp Parks, Travis Air Force Base and the Oakland/Berkeley Marines.
The Raiders also hosted local Napa high school football teams and First Responders from local Napa police and fire departments, as well as community partner representatives from the Alameda Boys and Girls Club and the Special Olympics.
This article originally appeared in Oakland Post.