Raiders buying tickets to Aces WNBA games for youth groups

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Posted at 3:45 PM, Jul 22, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-22 18:54:32-04

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — The Raiders are teaming up with local youth organizations and providing the opportunity for youth in Southern Nevada to attend Las Vegas Aces WNBA games at the Mandalay Bay Event Center free of charge.

The Raiders are also providing bus transportation to and from the game as well as food vouchers and silver and black-themed items.

“The Vegas Golden Knights and the Las Vegas Aces are our Brothers and Sisters in bringing professional sports to Las Vegas,” said Raiders Owner Mark Davis. “The community benefits of professional sports are tremendous. In particular, the women who play for the Las Vegas Aces are great role models for the young women all over Southern Nevada. We are excited to bring hundreds of those young women to see for themselves what can be accomplished through hard work and determination.”

The Raiders have purchased a total of 1,600 tickets, amounting to 200 tickets for 8 Aces regular season home games.

This community program began with the July 21 game verse the Minnesota Lynx.

The Raiders are distributing these tickets to various Southern Nevada-based youth organizations, starting with the Clark County School District high school girls’ basketball teams, Jr. Las Vegas Aces, National Youth Sports Nevada and Henderson Parks and Recreation.

For the July 23 Aces game vs. the Seattle Storm, selected Raiders guests from the community organizations will participate in a pregame “Ball Exchange” following the National Anthem when each participant will receive a basketball from an Aces player as a souvenir.