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Raider Nation and fan podcast raising funds for Las Vegas youth sports

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Posted at 9:34 PM, Jun 20, 2020

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — While the Raiders have not yet played in Las Vegas, Raider Nation has wasted no time in sharing their Silver and Black pride with the city.

On June 8, Raider Cody and Kenny King Jr., creators of the Raider Cody Podcast, announced they were partnering with local nonprofit, Greater Youth Sports Association (GYSA), to raise much needed funds for their mission.

So far, Raider Nation has come together to raise $2,000 towards the $5,000 goal and will continue to raise money until July 4, Raiders icon Al Davis’s Birthday.

Raider Cody is viewed as a premier Raiders talk host and voice of Raiders fans.

The money raised will go to providing after-school sports programming to at-risk elementary age children.

7 out of 10 low-income children do not participate in sports, often due to cost.

GYSA tells 13 Action News they believe that all children deserve an opportunity to play and have been working since 2017 to make sure this happens for children who need it the most.

If the goal is met, the amount raised can impact up to 120 elementary-age children and give them the opportunity to play sports including flag football, basketball and soccer right at their school.

GYSA not only offers affordable elementary school sports but also weekly reading mentorship, a comprehensive SEL curriculum, and character development workshops.

To join Raider Cody in his goal of raising $5,000 visit RaiderCody.com/greateryouth.