The Raiders Donate $50K To Help The Las Vegas Mass Shooting Victims

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The Raiders Donate $50K To Help The Las Vegas Mass Shooting Victims

The NFL franchise is expected to relocate to the city within the next couple of years.

Published October 2, 2017

The Oakland Raiders plan on relocating to Las Vegas by 2020.

But the storied NFL franchise isn't hesitating to become entrenched in its impending new home city. Upon learning about Sunday night's deadly Las Vegas mass shooting, which left at least 58 people dead and over 500 more injured in what's being called the deadliest mass shooting in U.S. history, the Raiders came up with a big assist.

According to TMZ Sports, the Raiders donated $50,000 to the Las Vegas Victims' Fund, which has already raised over $820K towards a goal of $1 million. 

"The Raiders family is shocked and saddened by the tragedy in Las Vegas and our thoughts and prayers are with the victims, families and first responders," the Raiders wrote in a statement posted on their website Monday. "The heart of the Raider Nation goes out to Las Vegas."

Clark County commission chair Steve Sisolak, who launched the Las Vegas Victims' Fund on GoFundMe, said that "funds will be used to provide relief and financial support to the victims and families of the horrific Las Vegas mass shooting​."

The Raiders aren't the only prominent sports franchise to aid the victims, as TMZ Sports additionally reported that Tilman Fertitta, who recently bought the Houston Rockets, plans to help via the Las Vegas casino he owns.

Although details are still emerging, reports say that 64-year-old Stephen Paddock opened fire on country music concertgoers Sunday night in Las Vegas, murdering at least 58 people and injuring 500-plus more before killing himself in his hotel room.

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