Raiders aim to prevent domestic violence

The Oakland Raiders and owner Mark Davis announced an effort to prevent domestic violence and sexual assault by partnering with the Biletnikoff Foundation and Tracey’s Place of Hope.

Davis presented a $50,000 donation to Fred and Angela Biletnikoff during their annual golf tournament benefit. In addition to the monetary support, the Raiders will execute an extensive platform, including ongoing programs and public service campaigns to assist in preventing domestic violence and sexual assault.

"The Raiders are proud of our continuing commitment to raising awareness of this important issue that is close to the heart of the Raider family,” said Owner Mark Davis. “We are excited to have the opportunity to work with this tremendous organization and assist them in reaching the ultimate goal, ending domestic violence and sexual assault."

Oakland Raiders Owner Mark Davis announced an organizational effort to prevent domestic violence and sexual assault by partnering with the Biletnikoff Foundation and Tracey’s Place of Hope.

Last night during the annual golf tournament to benefit the Biletnikoff Foundation, Davis presented a $50,000 donation to Fred and Angela Biletnikoff to help increase education in an effort to eradicate this horrible dilemma. In addition to monetary support, the Raiders will execute an extensive platform, including ongoing programs and public service campaigns to assist in preventing domestic violence and sexual assault.

The Biletnikoff Foundation is a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting youth, primarily from low to moderate income neighborhoods or backgrounds, who are “at risk,” particularly to the realities of drug and alcohol addiction as well as domestic and gender violence. The mission of the Biletnikoff Foundation is to commemorate Tracey Biletnikoff’s life and her untimely death and to enable young people to realize their full potential through the support of community and education programs that effectively address the related problems of substance abuse and gender violence.

Founded in 2000, Tracey’s Place of Hope is a residential program for adolescent girls in crisis with mental health and substance abuse problems. The facility houses girls, aged 14-17, for up to one year of recovery.

The Raiders, along with the National Football League, are taking a leading role in supporting domestic violence and sexual assault awareness and prevention groups, as well as promoting programs and partnerships that develop character in children and young adults.

“Everyone in the Raider organization has treated us super and has been so behind us with the foundation for a good number of years and we just appreciate it, I can’t tell you how much,” said Fred Biletnikoff.


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