Raiders for Life Boosters Tulare/Kings Counties

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

Next Meeting:

Tuesday November 5th 7pm

@Visalia Elks Lodge 3100 W Main St

Future Meetings: December 6 - All meetings at the Visalia Elks Lodge

BUS TRIPS!

All Bus trips SOLD OUT!

See: What We Do - Upcoming Events section

CHRISTMAS RAFFLE

Our 31st annual Christmas Raffle that will benefit the Bethlehem Center will kick off at our November 5th meeting. 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. http://www.bcvisalia.org/

BUS TRIPS

Our November 3 bus trip will depart from the Visalia Wyndham, far southwest parking lot, at 4am. We will make a stop in Fresno at the Holiday Inn Express on Herndon and Hwy 99. We will not make any stops after that, we want to be in Oakland at 8am when the gates open. Our bus package includes breakfast hot links, regular sausages, chips and salsa, followed by a tri-tip bbq with chili beans, potato and macaroni salads and tortillas. We are providing bottled water and sodas, you are welcomed to bring your own alcohol and lawn chairs, please drink responsibly, Family Atmosphere. If you are attending the game on your own and want to tailgate with us for food and drinks, cost is $15 per person. Thank You For Your Support! GO RAIDERS!!!

WILLIE BROWN

It was a very sad day when we heard of the passing of Willie Brown. Jim Otto is known as Mr. Raider, but when it came to representing the Raiders whenever or wherever it was needed, Willie was the man. The NFL Draft will never be the same without Willie there to announce our 1st and 2nd round Draft picks and to wish all the Mothers a very Happy Mother’s Day. Willie was a great friend to our club, appearing at 2 of our Christmas parties and his last appearance at our 2016 Kickoff BBQ. My favorite quote from Willie was shared with us at our first Christmas Party he attended. He said “70 % of the Earth is covered by water, the other 30% is covered by Willie.” Thank you, Willie, for always being there for our club when needed, You will be missed my friend. May you be resting in peace. Raiders For Eternal Life...

BUFFALO WILD WINGS

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: https://bit.ly/30QmIhG

CHRISTMAS RAFFLE

Our 31st annual Christmas Raffle that will benefit the Bethlehem Center will kick off at our November 5th meeting. Our club pays for all the prizes and the printing of the tickets so that every dollar earned goes to the Bethlehem Center. The cash prizes our club pays for our raffle are $500, $250, $100. To help our raffle we asked for donations from our club members, we want to thank the following members for their donations: Juan Salinas $100 cash prize, Cruz Huerta/ CHP Appraisals 2- $50 cash prizes, Orty Castillo-$50 Target Gift Card, Johnny & Elisa Mejia- $50 VISA Gift Card, Victor Patino-2 Raiders Jerseys, Johnny & Ali Rodriguez- Keelan Doss Autographed Football, and merchants Roller Towne- $50 Gift Card, Rick’s Vending- $50 Gift Certificate. Raffle tickets are $1 each and come in books of 10, if anyone wants to write a check, please have all checks made out to Raiders Boosters. Our raffle will conclude at our Christmas Tailgate party on Friday December 6th. As a thank you to everyone who VOLUNTEERS to sell raffle tickets, we will have a raffle for all ticket sellers. For every book of ten tickets you sell you will receive 1 raffle ticket to our thank you raffle, raffle will have roughly 10 items to give away. As a special thank you from your President for our VOLUNTEERS who help sell tickets, all ticket sellers, whether you sell one book or sell the most, you will receive one ticket for my one-shot raffle. Prizes will be $100 cash, $50 cash and 2- $25 cash prizes. If you cannot attend our Nov 5th meeting please contact the club so we can get raffle tickets to you. This is our big fundraiser of the year, together as one we can make a difference for the less fortunate this Christmas. Thank you for your support, Go Raiders!!!

CHRISTMAS TAILGATE PARTY

Our Christmas raffle and the year 2019 will wrap up at our annual Christmas Tailgate Party on Friday night December 6th. We will be collecting raffle tickets, toys, food and “NEW” under garments for the Bethlehem Center. We will have a Potluck, music, vendors, kid’s activities, and maybe even Raider Santa will stop by??? We will have more information for you in our next newsletter. ATTENTION: In a tradition as no other, our Vice President Dashawn Pryor puts together a slideshow for our Tailgate party. The slideshow focuses on events that happened in the past year. Dashawn is asking for any pictures you want to share for his 2019 year in review. Please send pictures to our club or you may send them to Dashawn directly at vicepresident@raidersforlife.org

AWAY MEETING

Thank you everyone who came out to Mountain Mikes in Hanford on October 23 for our 2nd away meeting of the year. They say Raider fans travel well, well I can proudly say that the Heartland Of Raider Nation travels well too. Thank you Victor Patino for setting up the meeting, Thank you Mountain Mikes for hosting us, Thank you Heartland Of Raider Nation for your Support!

PRESIDENT'S MESSAGE

Hello Heartland Of Raider Nation I hope and pray all is well. After playing on the road for the last 48 days our Raiders finally get to play in Oakland on Nov 3rd. The Heartland Of Raider Nation will be there to support as we take our final bus trip to Oakland in 2019. When this schedule came out, many “experts” were calling it a brutal road schedule. Once again, we say thank you to the NFL for your lack of parity when it comes to our Raiders on and off the field. Many of the “experts” predicted when this road trip was completed that a Raiders record of 1-6 or 2-5 at best should be expected. We finished the road trip with a 3-4 record, and all of Raider Nation knows we could of, should of, had an even better record. Heartland Of Raider Nation the ugly road trip is over and our Raiders are finally home. We have 9 games left in Raiders 2019, what we do in those 9 games will determine where and when we will be playing in January. Heartland Of Raider Nation are you with me?!?!?! SEE YOU AT THE MEETING!!! GO RAIDERS!!!

TOM FLORES RAIDER NATION BLOOD DRIVE

The 15th annual Tom Flores Raider Nation Blood Drive was held on October 19th. Our Booster Club hosted the Visalia Blood Center, Knights Of the Shield 559 hosted the Jenny Eller Center and Knights of the Shield 209 hosted Sanger High School. We want to thank everyone who came out and supported throughout the day. This was our first blood drive at the new Visalia location, north of Dick’s Sporting Goods and west of Sizzler. We were more visible at the new location, with our Raider canopies. Raider Banners, Raider Flags and music drawing the attention of everyone driving by. We had members of Raider Nation stop and asked what Raider event was going on, some said ok and moved on, others stopped and gave blood in the name of Raider Nation. The final numbers for our Blood Drive were: Jenny Eller-83, Visalia-76, Sanger-41, that adds up to exactly 200 donations. All of our blood donors and VOLUNTEERS who helped at the blood drive were entered into a raffle, we will have that raffle at our Nov 5th meeting. I want to Thank Rick’s Vending for donating a $25 gift certificate to the raffle and Roller Towne for donating a $25 gift card. Your President is donating some gift cards from Buffalo Wild Wings and Applebee’s, plus we will have a few surprises as well. Great Job Raider Nation! We Are One Nation, One Family, That Is Second To No One! GO RAIDERS!!!

 

RELAY FOR LIFE

We want to thank everyone who came out and supported our Relay For Life team “Raiders For A Cure” the weekend of October 12-13th. This was the 2nd year we participated and as always Raider Nation came through stronger than ever. Through breakfast fundraisers at Applebee’s, Relay walk sponsorships and raffles our club raised over $5000 this year, which is close to $2000 more than last year. We want to Thank all our VOLUNTEERS who helped at Applebee’s, walked, sponsored, made raffle baskets, bought raffle tickets, helped set up and take down our campground or just came out during the weekend and supported our team. A special Thank You to our “Raiders For A Cure” committee, Head Chairperson: Debbie Benavente and her subcommittee, Orty Castillo, Monique Venables, Connie Carrasco, Rick Gallegos, Pablo Benavente. This committee worked hard throughout the year attending meetings, setting up fundraisers and organizing our team for this great event, thank you for VOLUNTEERING to be on the committee. Great Job Heartland Of Raider Nation! GO RAIDERS!!!

 

NOVEMBER BIRTHDAYS

11/1 Sylvia Castillo 11/1 Vera Zepeda 11/9 Edward Patino, Jr. 11/14 Ernestina Ortega 11/16 John Montoya 11/16 Kassandra Sanchez 11/17 Tammy Zepeda 11/18 Roberta Hurtado 11/20 Jacinto S. Orosco 11/20 Serina Pina 11/24 Isabella Montenegro 11/24 Johnny Rodriguez 11/24 Miguel Guevara 11/27 Emilee Ortega 11/27 Gabriel Flores 11/27 Kelli Norris 11/29 Barbara Aguilar

Get in touch

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