Raiders for Life Boosters Tulare/Kings Counties

Although based in Visalia, Ca., we represent the HEARTLAND of Raider Nation!

Next Meeting:

Thursday October 10th 7pm

@Visalia Elks Lodge 3100 W Main St

Future Meetings: October 23, November 14, December 6 - All meetings at the Visalia Elks Lodge


All Bust trips SOLD OUT!

See: What We Do - Upcoming Events section


*ATTENTION: Our Booster Club will once again take part in the Relay For Life in Tulare on October 12. See below for more details!

What We Do - Upcoming Events

Not only do we support the NFL's Oakland Raiders football team, we raise money for The Bethleham Center in Visalia.


Our November 3rd bus trip Raiders vs Lions is SOLD OUT. Everyone who has made deposits for the bus trip must pay off their balances by our October 10th meeting. On game day, our bus will depart at 4:15 am from the Visalia Wyndham, we will make a pick-up in Fresno at the Holiday Inn Express in Herndon. We will not make any food or rest stops, we want to be in Oakland at 8 am when the gates open. At our tailgate party, we will serve hot links and regular sausages for breakfast, followed by a tri tip BBQ lunch. We will supply soft drinks and bottled water, you are welcomed to bring your own alcohol and lawn chairs. Those of you who will be at the game and want to join our tailgate for the food and drinks, cost is $15 per person. ATTENTION Our club has some leftover game tickets, you will be sitting with our bus riders, seats are located in section 134 and cost $125 each. Please contact the club asap if you are interested.


Thank you to everyone who came out to Apple Bees on Mooney on September 21and supported our breakfast fundraiser for our Relay For Life Team, “Raiders For A Cure”. We raised $529 dollars for our team, combine that amount with the $753 we raised on August 17th, that gives us a total of $1282, great job! We want to thank Apple Bees on Mooney for their support and the following volunteers: Debbie Benavente, Orty Castillo, Connie Carrasco, Monique Venables, Rick Gallegos, Pablo Benavente, Maria Hernandez, Darrell Shelley, Alejandra Rodriguez, Orlando Benavente, Anthony and Destiny Benavente, Israel Barrera and your President. Great Job Heartland Of Raider Nation!


Our Booster Club has started a team advantage account at Buffalo Wild Wings located at 4125 S Mooney Blvd in Visalia. Now and until December 31, 10% of your ticket will be returned to our Booster Club. Simply show your waitress our team advantage card, card is attached to our newsletter or mention you are a part of Team O, as in Oakland. All money raised will help us pay our cash prizes for our Christmas raffle for the Bethlehem Center. Thank you BWW, Thank you Heartland Of Raider Nation for your support. Spread the word…. Card Link:


On November 5th we will begin our 31st annual Christmas raffle that will once again support the Bethlehem Center in Visalia. Our club pays for all the cash prizes and the printing of the tickets, so that every dollar raised goes to the Bethlehem Center. The cash prizes are $500, $250 and $100. ATTENTION: If you or your business would like to donate to the raffle, cash, gift cards or an item, minimum value of your donation must be $50, please contact the club so we can add it to our raffle ticket, all donations will be promoted in our newsletter. Deadline to have your donation printed on our raffle tickets is October 26th. Our club raised over $5000 in raffle sales last year, we of course want to do even better this year. Together as one, Raider Nation can make a difference this Christmas for the less fortunate. Thank you for your support!


We have added a 2nd away meeting for 2019. On Wednesday October 23 we will be meeting in Hanford at Mountain Mikes located at 820 W Lacey. The meeting will run from 6pm to 8pm and will include our regular raffle, updates of our upcoming events and plenty of cold beer and sodas and food. We hope our Hanford meeting will attract people from Hanford, Lemoore and hopefully Corcoran and all other Raider fans from the surrounding areas. Please note that no reminder of our meeting will be mailed :(, but reminder will be emailed before the meeting :). See You In Hanford, GO RAIDERS!!!


October is breast cancer awareness month, in the past our club reprinted 2 of our booster club shirts in pink, one was our original Raiders For Life shirt, the 2nd was our One Nation, One Family shirt. We have a limited number of Raiders For Life: Regular Shirts-XL- 4, L-5 $10 each, Hoodys- 2X-1, XL-1 $30 each, One Nation- One Family: Regular Shirts-L-3, M-1 $10 each, Women’s Cut- 2X-1, XL-5, L-6 $10 each, Long Sleeves- 2X-1, XL-2, L-1 $15 each. If you cannot make our next meeting but want to purchase a shirt, please contact the club asap.


Hello Heartland Of Raider Nation, I hope and pray everyone is well. Raiders 2019 is under way and at press time we are 2-2 with a big game in London coming up. Our football team is on the road for the entire month of October, thank you NFL for always showing parity when it comes to our Raiders :(. All though our team is away the entire month, October is a busy month for our club. We have Relay For Life on October 12, Raider Nation Blood Drive on October 19 and this month we are preparing for our Christmas raffle, that benefits the Bethlehem Center, which kicks off on November 5th. No matter what happens on the field, the hatters will always hate on our team and our fan base. When it comes to what we do as Raider Nation off the field, the haters do not have a chance to hate, there only option is to show respect. We Are One Nation, One Family, That Is Second To No One. Heartland Of Raider Nation, SEE YOU AT THE MEETING!!! GO RAIDERS!!!


The 15th annual Tom Flores Raider Nation Blood Drive will be held on Saturday October 19th from 9am until 3pm at the Visalia Blood Center, *new location, 2245 W Caldwell Ave, next to Sizzler Restaurant, Jenny Eller Blood Center 4343 W Herndon Fresno and Sanger High School 1045 S. Bethel Ave. Tom and his foundation will unfortunately not be a part of this year’s blood drive. Our Booster Club and the Knights Of The Shield 559 and 209 Chapters along with Sanger High School want to honor Tom and his foundation by continuing to cohost this very special 15th anniversary blood drive. To help and encourage blood donors, the Blood Center will be giving away a pair of tickets, seats are located in the second level, at each donor site for the November 3rd Raiders vs Detroit game. Besides the game tickets, all donors will also be entered into a raffle for autographed Tom Flores pictures, 20 pictures at each donor site, plus some other prizes. Our Booster club will host the Visalia site, KOS 559 the Fresno site, KOS 209 will host Sanger High School. Our Booster Club will be offering giveaways and all donors and volunteers at the Visalia site will be entered into a special raffle that will be held at our Nov 5th meeting, winners need not be present to win. DJ Ruben Marquez will be providing music and Darrell Shelley will be selling his Darrell Dogs, Frito Boats and chili. VOLUNTEERS are needed to help set up at 8am and take down at 2:30 pm, plus any help that can be given throughout the day would be greatly appreciated. Heartland Of Raider Nation please help us honor our Coach and friend by giving the gift of life, JUST GIVE BABY!!! See You At The Blood Drive!



The 2019 Relay For Life walk will be held at Tulare Western High School located at 824 W Maple Ave. The event will start at 9am on Saturday October 12 and will wrap up at 9am on Sunday October 13th. Our club wants to thank Debbie Benavente for once again volunteering as our lead Chairperson for our Relay For Life team, “Raiders For A Cure”. We also want to thank her committee team, Orty Castillo, Monique Venables, Rick Gallegos, Connie Carrasco, Pablo Benavente. VOLUNTEERS are needed to help our Relay For Life team set up our booth at 7am on Saturday and take down at roughly 6-7am on Sunday. VOLUNTEERS are needed throughout the event so please come out and help whenever for whatever amount of time you can help. All of you who have signed up to walk at the event, please remember, everyone who gets $100 in donations for your walk will receive a 2019 Relay For Life shirt and free breakfast and dinner at the event. Luminaries bags are available for $10, you buy the bag and decorate it in honor of a loved one you have lost to Cancer or a Cancer survivor, then turn it in at the walk, all luminaries will be displayed around the track the night of the event. ATTENTION: All 1 hour walks have a theme that goes with the hour walk, at 1pm on Saturday the theme is “Sports Lap” we will be walking around the track with our club banner representing Raider Nation, please come out and join us for this one hour walk. We want as many Raider fans as possible to show everyone at the event that, We Are One Nation, One Family, That Is Second To No One. Heartland of Raider Nation, last year we did not know much about the Relay For Life, but we wanted to do it “In Memory Of Lupe Gomez” Our team did a great job in supporting and raising money, this year we want to do even better. Everyone in the Heartland Of Raider Nation has unfortunately been affected by Cancer, let us unite as one, “In Memory Of Our Loved Ones Lost” and to celebrate our “Cancer Survivors” Heartland Of Raider Nation, See You At The Relay!



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If you would like more information on how to join us, you may EMAIL, CALL (leave voicemail) or go to our Facebook page and request an application. You may DOWNLOAD an application by clicking here: Raiders for Life Boosters Application Download Link

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