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The Oakland Raiders – FB Marcel Reece, WR Rod Streater , CB Taiwan Jones , P Marquette King and LS Jon Condo – participated in the first ever We Day California, celebrating youth’s commitment to community service on a local and global scale.
A product of the Free the Children organization, We Day is an event that requires students to earn a ticket through participation in one local initiative and one global initiative to help make the world a better place. These actions include raising money to build schools around the world, provide clean drinking water, collecting food for local communities, and more.
“We believe that through service, students will develop the skills to succeed for the rest of their lives,” said Free the Children co-founder Craig Kielburger.
We Day events have occurred in cities across Canada, in Seattle, and in the United Kingdom. We Day at Oracle Arena was the first in the state of California. “So 16,000 students are in attendance. They come from 420 schools today,” explained Kielburger. “[They are from] 127 school districts, so 40 percent of those students are South-Cal and 60 percent North-Cal that are with us.”