Sundays during football season tend to place media focus on the match-ups, the players, the injury reports, the spreads and the action on the field. So little is said about what takes place off of the field- particularly in the stands, in the parking lots and on stadium premises. Outside the Lines gives us a look at the dangers of fan violence, the impact it has on its victims and the need to create safer environments in which fans can enjoy the experience of a football game. The necessity of advocacy groups such as Fans Against Violence is also stressed, and Outside the Lines features Kathy Samoun at the opening Raiders game against the San Diego Chargers, promoting FAV’s cause on foot and encouraging fans of both teams to be welcoming and respectful towards one another. Also interviewed is Aaron Curry of the Oakland Raiders, who is a supporter of FAV and the fight against violence. Raising awareness and exposing people to the seriousness of this issue is a great step towards lessening the number of incidents and attacks reported each week, and we are glad ESPN is shining some light on it.
In case you missed yesterday’s airing of “Outside the Lines, ” here are some highlights from this week’s episode.
Aaron Curry sends out a message to Raider fans asking them to end the violence! Wanting join in the FanShake™ Fun, Aaron is asking fans to post their FanShake photos to the FAV Facebook page or tweet your photos to @FansAv @AaronCurry51 with the hashtag #FanShake. Five Lucky winners will win autographed pictures of Aaron Curry!
Each donation of $10 will receive one entry into the raffle. You will receive one entry into a random drawing for each $10 donated. Donations can be made by clicking the link below or by clicking on the “Support FAV” button on our website or Facebook page. If you are in the Phoenix Area, raffle tickets can also be purchased through the Phoenician Booster Club at the Catalina Sports Bar & Grill or the Oakland Raiders Soldiers Booster Club at Gus’s New York Pizza & Bar on September 10th during the Raiders home opener! A great way to support a fantastic cause and put yourself into a drawing to see the Raiders play at the O.co Coliseum.
Drawing will be held on September 11, 2012 and the winner will be contacted by telephone or email.
DONATE NOW FOR YOUR CHANCE TO WIN!
These are great tickets, great seats(Raider side of the field in the lower level section) with CLUB ACCESS to the Hennessy Black West Side Club & East Side Clubs. If you haven’t experience these clubs during a game, you have been missing out! Last time we were in the Hennessy Black West Side Club, we were fortunate enough to meet Jim Plunkett!
We thank you in advance for your donations and wish you luck in the Raffle!!!
Once your donation is made, email firstname.lastname@example.org with Raiders Raffle as the subject. In the email put your name, phone number, email address and amount donated.