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Las Vegas is ready for some football

July 14, 2018 by  
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Capucine Holmes

BY CAPUCINE HOLMES

Las Vegas is poised to become America’s next football mecca.

The $1.9 billion, 65,000-seat NFL stadium now being built is creating extraordinary opportunities for minorities and women in construction, vendors, tourism, and more as the city prepares to officially welcome the Raiders in 2020. And the team already has a local superfan: Sheryl Burnham, a Las Vegas resident who worked with the Raiders when the team was in Los Angeles, is president of 702 Raider Nation REDZone Booster Club.

Everyone who loves football understands that players often face difficulties in life after the game. The Gridiron Greats Assistance Fund helps retired NFL players by providing financial grants, access to social services and free medical assistance.

The organization recently hosted its 9th Annual Hall of Fame Induction Gala at Red Rock Casino & Resort — honoring NFL players for their philanthropic achievements and women who are making a difference in their communities. NFL greats like Herschel Walker, Howie Long, and Jonathan Ogden were in the house to see winners accept honors like the Marv Levy Impact Award, which recognizes military men and women who have made extraordinary sacrifices for their country.

For more information, go to www.gridirongreats.org.

Raiders General Manager Reggie McKenzie, Jeffrey Burnham, and Raiders legend Chris McLemore.

 

Raiders owner Mark Davis and Sheryl Thornton-Burnham

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