The Las Vegas Raiders announced on Friday morning that owner Mark Davis has pledged $1 million to help fight the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic in the local community.
Coronavirus is affecting essentially the whole world right now, infecting millions of people and killing thousands with seemingly no end in sight.
In a statement on the team’s website, Davis announced why he is making the donation to the Las Vegas community:
The Las Vegas Raiders are proud to stand alongside the incredible community leaders that are doing everything that they can during this time of need. Health and safety is always our top priority and we’d like to salute Governor Sisolak, Jim Murren and the entire Task Force for their tireless efforts in supporting health officials and healthcare workers throughout the Silver State.
“Las Vegas Is Our Home..
And Together We Shall Forever Be..
This is obviously an amazing gesture from Davis to his new community after the Raiders just moved to Las Vegas this offseason. They were set to host the 2020 NFL Draft, although that will not be taking place in person this year due to the coronavirus outbreak that is forcing everyone to stay in their homes.
It is possible that Las Vegas is awarded the 2022 NFL Draft because of it as the 2021 draft is already set to take place in Cleveland.
While it remains to be seen how much longer it will take to get coronavirus under control so regular life can resume, donations like this one from David go a long way in helping the people that need it in this time.