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Raiders Foundation surprises After-School All-Stars with $15,000 donation

Posted: 5:03 PM, Nov 27, 2018
Updated: 2018-11-28 01:08:07Z
Raiders Foundation surprises After School All-Stars with $15,000 donation
Raiders Foundation surprises After School All-Stars with $15,000 donation
After School All-Stars receives $15,000 donation from Raiders Foundation
After School All-Stars receives $15,000 donation from Raiders Foundation

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — Raiders alumni Leo Gray and Reggie Kinlaw know how to make an impact on the field. On Tuesday, the Super Bowl champions found another way to make an impact, by surprising three local nonprofits with $15,000 donations.

"We like to look at the faces because they didn't have a clue," said Gray, of the surprise. "We walked in and they're looking like, 'this is a board meeting, right?' It's exciting just to be able to give something back."

The excitement, of course, was shared by those on the receiving end. The chair of the board for After School All-Stars said the donation will go directly to supporting the students involved.

"Every single penny that we receive will help more children either get off the waiting lists or we'll have the opportunity to enter more schools to provide programs for more children," said Jenna Morton. "It means a lot to us that they've chosen us to partner with."

After-School All-Stars currently serves more than 6,000 students across 16 low-income Clark County schools. The program is comprehensive -- offering students a mix of academics, athletics and fun.

Gray said for many kids, after-school programs are about more than having a place to go when school lets out.

"It gives a student a vehicle to use in a positive way," said Gray. "Instead of being steered in a negative way with some of the things that go on in various communities."

The Raiders Foundation also made $15,000 donations to local nonprofits MVP and National Youth Sports Nevada.