Players including defensive back TJ Carrie, guard Austin Howard and tight end Brian Leonhardt as well as former Raiders linebacker Sam Williams attended the event.
The group of Raiders first spoke to the students about the importance of staying healthy, as well as teaching them how to keep their environment clean during the flu season. This is all part of the Clorox Clean Classrooms community initiative, trying to say “Boo to the Flu”.
After the assembly, players led over 200 students through football drills outside as part of a Gatorade Junior Training Camp.
“This has been an exciting day for the entire West Oakland community and Martin Luther King students,” the school’s principal Roma Groves told raiders.com. “We are glad that we are able to meet the Raiders and this is something that the kids can aspire to be when they grow up. It’s part of our college and career readiness program that the superintendent has initiated at all the schools, making sure we introduce kids to real, live careers and things they can aspire to be.”