Raiders for Life Boosters Tulare/Kings Counties

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

Next Meeting:

Thursday, June 13 th 7:00 pm

@Visalia Elks Lodge, 3100 W. Main St., Visalia

Future Meetings: July 11, August 8, September 12, October 10, November 14, December 6 - All meetings at the Visalia Elks Lodge

KICK OFF BBQ July 20th!

See below for details!

See: What We Do - Upcoming Events section


*ATTENTION: We Need Help!!! Our Booster Club will attempt to once again be a part of the annual Relay For Life in either Tulare or Visalia. Our Board member Debbie Benavente has committed to be the lead chairperson for the event, BUT she needs help. Yes, it is early and October seems far away, BUT a lot of work and planning needs to begin asap. If you can help, Please let us know, either at our meetings or contact the club. Thank You For Your Support!!!

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 Annual Kick Off BBQ has official been set for Saturday July 20th at Plaza Park. We have added an extra hour to our BBQ with a new start time of 11am to 5pm or longer if needed. This year we have decided to change our menu, we have hired an outside caterer to supply a taco lunch and have expanded our serve time for lunch from 12 to 2:30pm. This, we hope, will allow you to decide when you want to eat and/or depending on what time you arrive to the BBQ. The admission price to our BBQ will remain the same, $20 for adults, which includes a 4-taco lunch with rice and beans, meat choices are carne asada and chicken, kids 6-12 years $5, which includes a 2-taco lunch, if your child wants the 4-taco lunch they must pay the adult price, all kids 5 and under are free and will receive a child’s plate. All admissions, paid or free, will receive a free soda and bottled water and a shaved ice. All adult admissions will receive a free people bingo card, your President will be providing 3 prizes for the game. All kids, paid or free, will receive a gift bag. We will have a face painter, obstacle course bounce house, vendors, music, large Raider raffle, 50/50 raffle, special side raffle, live auction. Mascots: All tailgate mascots, Super Fans, dressed in their game day attire will be admitted free, please spread the word my friends. Attention: Our club will be giving away a few door prizes for all paid adult admissions, everyone who pays for our BBQ at our June 13th meeting will receive 3 tickets for our door prizes, everyone who pays at our July 11th meeting will receive 2 tickets for our door prizes, all walk ups day of the event, will receive 1 ticket. One tradition of our BBQ that we did not want to change is that you are welcome to bring your own alcohol, please drink responsibly, “family atmosphere”. At this moment, I want to thank our cook, Mike Hernandez and his sidekick David Anaya, for all their hard work in manning the grill through the years, a thank you to everyone who has provide rice and a big Thank You to my mom, “The Salsa Lady”. This year everyone can relax and enjoy our BBQ, but do not relax too much, we may be back to grilling next year :). This event is open to all Raider Family, everyone is welcome to bring your lawn chairs, canopies, club banners and kick back. We Are One Nation, One Family, Second To No One! SEE YOU AT THE BBQ!!!!






Our special guest will be 2-time Super Bowl Champion Jeff Barnes, Jeff played linebacker for the Raiders from 1977-1987 and is a fan favorite. This will be Jeff’s first “official” appearance in the Heartland Of Raider Nation and we are glad to announce that Jeff and his wife Athena, will be with us the entire day. Jeff will be manning his own booth at our BBQ, selling his 8X10’s and autographs. ATTENTION: All “paid” admissions, adult and kids, will receive one autograph on their own items for $5, all other items, including Jeff’s own 8X10’s, will be signed for $20 each. We look forward to officially welcoming Jeff and his wife to the Heartland Of Raider Nation. SEE YOU AT THE BBQ!!!


At our June 13th meeting we will be having Board elections for our 2019/20 Club year. At this moment, I want to thank our 2018/19 board for all their hard work throughout our club year. 2018/19 Club Board- President: Eliseo Zepeda, Vice President: Dashawn Pryor, Treasure: Maria Hernandez, Secretary: Orty Castillo, Membership: Joaquin Federico, Steering Committee Rep: Margarito Nino, Activities: Lori Gomez, Raffle/ Special Assistant- Darrell Shelley, Newsletter/ Website Management: Art Zepeda, Website Assistant- Cat Gonzalez, Sgt At Arms: Greg Sutton, Boyd Gomez, Rick Gonzalez, Johnny Rodriguez, Special Assistants- Lupe Landin, Linda Nino, Connie Carrasco, Sheketa Pryor, Victor Patino, Debbie Benavente, Ali Rodriguez, Senior Teen Advocate- Toni Hernandez, Teen Advocates: Jada Shelley, Tony Salazar, Pablo Benavente


Hello Heartland Of Raider Nation, I hope and pray everyone is well. Many “experts” have given our free agent signings an A grade, most “experts” have given our Draft an A- grade, one “expert” boldly said the Raiders will win 10 games and compete for the division title. The 2019 schedule has been released and the first Raiders voluntary camp was held. Raiders 2019 is underway and our Raiders, our coach and our General Manager, are ready to get back to some “Unfinished Business”. Heartland Of Raider Nation Are You Ready?!?!?! SEE YOU AT THE MEETING!!! GO RAIDERS!!! ELISEO


Our 29th year as a recognized Booster Club of the Oakland Raiders will kickoff at our July 11th meeting. As I mentioned in our previous newsletter we are going to have a very limited inventory of club shirts this year. All early sign ups at our June 13 meeting will be guaranteed their shirts, even if you do not attend our July 11th meeting, we will save your shirt/s. All others will be on a first come first serve basis. We will be ordering shirts throughout the year as needed, if we do not have your size/s, they will be available at our next meeting. Please do not forget about mailing in your application and adding the $5 postage, this also guarantees your shirt order. We greatly appreciate your endless support Heartland Of Raider Nation, and hope you understand our club situation in having to cut costs. Thank You! GO RAIDERS!!!



We are now accepting artwork for our 2019/20 Booster Club shirt. All artwork must be under our “family atmosphere”. Deadline to submit artwork is our June 13th meeting. Either email artwork, post on our Facebook page or bring it to the meeting. Thank You!



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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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