OCT 2018

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HIGH SCHOOL GOLF Raiders donate $250,000 to help keep sports including girls' and boys' golf in Oakland T he Raiders have come to the rescue. On August 29, the team announced they have donated $250,000 to help close an Oakland Unified School District budget gap that led to the district deciding to cut 10 high school sports, including girls' and boys' golf. "The prospect of these kids losing their dreams was difficult to hear for everyone in the community," Raiders owner Mark Davis said in a statement. "After- school athletics are an important part of the high school experience and this donation will keep student-athletes on the playing fields in Oakland." The district said it needed to balance its budget by trimming $500,000 from the Oakland Athletic League, the governing body for high school sports in the district. "This donation from the Raiders is like a last-second game-winning touchdown ... $250,000 will go a long way to ensuring that our young people can dedicate themselves on the fields," said Oakland Unified Superintendent Kyla Johnson-Trammell.

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