In this great interview John Doublin of the Raider Nation Times speaks with one of the Oakland Raiders most well known “Super Fans”, Wayne ‘The Violator’ Maybry about his life, love of the Oakland Raiders and his efforts with many Charitable organizations including FAV. We are honored to have ‘The Violator’ as a supporter.
Below is an excerpt from the interview. To read the full article please visit RaiderNationTimes.com.
Oakland Raiders Super Fan: Wayne ‘The Violator’ Maybry
~By John Doublin-June 12, 2012
These days, Wayne spends his off time on more civic and philanthropic pursuits. He offers his time to several children’s and cancer charities and lends his name and persona to other entities that are working hard to reduce fan violence at all sporting events.
The Silver and Black Angel Foundation is a non-profit organization started by Joe Martinez in the memory of his father, Art. They are dedicated to raising awareness and funds for cancer research and providing opportunities for children and adults throughout many communities. (Click the above link for more information.)
While researching this article, I came across a great example of what Wayne and the people at The Silver and Black Angel Foundation are doing in the community on TheDowneyBeat.com. As you can see by the official photo in that article, Wayne believes in this foundation and is heavily involved.
Raider Nation 4 Life Car Club puts on a car show every year in Lakewood, CA called “Cruise For A Cause,” the proceeds of which go to benefit families in need in the Long Beach, CA area. Wayne and other Raider Super Fans support this cause and do what they can to help.
Wayne hopes to have his custom 2000 Chevy Silverado finished and entered into these shows in the near future.
Fans Against Violence, (FAV) is a non-profit organization started by Raider fan Kathy Samoun and is dedicated to ending violence in the stands at sporting events. Although Wayne isn’t directly involved with FAV, he does lend his time and his name to their cause saying:
“I don’t get to help them very often, but I absolutely support everything their doing over there, so I help when I can, because real fans don’t cross that line. We should leave the violence on the field.”
FAV is also a partner site to Raider Nation Times and can be found in the “our partners” section of our home page.
In addition to all of these great causes, Mr. Maybry also lends his time to the Toys for Tots program and the Ontario, CA Fire Department for their annual toy drive and fund raising events in Ontario, CA.
Needless to say, there is much more to this man than the spiked shoulder pads, face paint and intimidating name. He’s a genuinely caring and giving individual.
Wayne has also begun to plan for his retirement. He’s started his own fitness apparel line called Modo-Sports which specializes in reasonably-priced fitness apparel for the entire family. From youngsters to adults, Modo-Sports has the right fitness clothing for you to “Get it done!”