Newly renamed Las Vegas Raiders pledge $500,000 to erase school lunch debt in Nevada

first_img Written by FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmail Allen Kee / ESPN Images(LAS VEGAS) — The Silver and Black officially have been renamed the Las Vegas Raiders, and one of the organization’s first orders of business is helping eliminate meal debt in Nevada. The first order of business for the Las Vegas Raiders?Eliminating the meal debt across the entire state of Nevada: https://t.co/RW1hF0lMVn pic.twitter.com/liZC5wMHaY— Las Vegas Raiders (@Raiders) January 23, 2020At a press conference after the renaming ceremony on Wednesday, the team announced it would pledge $500,000 toward eliminating meal debt through the Nevada Community Foundation.Nevada schools that participate in the National School Lunch and Breakfast Programs, a federally assisted program that operates in public and non-profit charter schools, will work with NCF to eliminate existing school meal debt, according to a press release.“Today,” Raiders owner Mark Davis said, “we want to make a donation to the Nevada Department of Agriculture meal service program, which feeds kids lunch and breakfast at the schools. We are hoping to eliminate the debt that the entire state of Nevada has.”“When families are not able to pay for school meals and do not qualify for federal free or reduced priced meals, debt is accrued at the school level. This donation will fill the gap between schools and families who cannot afford to pay their school meal debt,” according to the team’s release.Funds will be allocated through the NCF in conjunction with the Raiders and the Nevada Department of Agriculture, administrator of the state’s National School Lunch and Breakfast Programs.“We are proud to partner with the Las Vegas Raiders as the administrator of the organization’s community fund that will retire the cumulative school meal debt for eligible institutions currently participating in NSLP and SBP with the Nevada Department of Agriculture,” said Gian Brosco, president and CEO of the Nevada Community Foundation. “As the Raiders prepare for their official arrival as our state’s first-ever NFL team, their positive impact on our community continues to grow as evidenced by this significant gesture.”Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved. January 23, 2020 /Sports News – National Newly renamed Las Vegas Raiders pledge $500,000 to erase school lunch debt in Nevada Beau Lundlast_img read more

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St. John’s seeks revenge on Marquette

first_img Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditMarquette (18-11, 8-9) vs. St. John’s (15-15, 4-13)Carnesecca Arena, Jamaica, New York; Saturday, 12 p.m. ESTBOTTOM LINE: Marquette goes for the season sweep over St. John’s after winning the previous matchup in Milwaukee. The teams last played each other on Jan. 21, when the Golden Eagles outshot St. John’s from the field 43.1 percent to 36.6 percent and made 20 more free throws en route to a 14-point victory. ___For more AP college basketball coverage: https://apnews.com/Collegebasketball and http://twitter.com/AP_Top25___This was generated by Automated Insights, http://www.automatedinsights.com/ap, using data from STATS LLC, https://www.stats.com Associated Press SUPER SENIORS: Marquette has relied heavily on its seniors. Markus Howard, Sacar Anim, Koby McEwen and Brendan Bailey have combined to account for 73 percent of the team’s scoring this year and 101 percent of all Golden Eagles points over the team’s last five games.CREATING OFFENSE: Howard has either made or assisted on 52 percent of all Marquette field goals over the last three games. The senior guard has accounted for 30 field goals and 14 assists in those games.SIGNIFICANCE OF 68: St. John’s is 0-11 when its offense scores 68 points or fewer. Marquette is a perfect 12-0 when it holds opponents to 68 or fewer points.STREAK STATS: Marquette has lost its last three road games, scoring 70.3 points, while allowing 75 per game.DID YOU KNOW: The Marquette offense has scored 77.5 points per game this season, ranking the Golden Eagles 30th among Division I teams. The St. John’s defense has allowed 71.4 points per game to opponents (ranked 206th overall).center_img March 5, 2020 St. John’s seeks revenge on Marquettelast_img read more

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