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Andrew Gentile, Staff Writer

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Since the Las Vegas shooting on the night of October 1st some sports organizations, such as franchise NFL team Oakland Raiders and the UFC, have already publicly promised donations and aid to those affected.

The Oakland Raiders are planning a move to Las Vegas in the near future. They’re currently considered an elite team and the move to Las Vegas will only benefit their growing fanbase and their financial success. Although they’re not yet in Vegas their twitter account has been very active in helping survivors and victims’ families by any means possible, including through Twitter:

“Heart of the Raider Nation goes out to Las Vegas: — OAKLAND RAIDERS (@RAIDERS)

Las Vegas is calling on anyone in the area who is able to donate blood at any of the following locations: — OAKLAND RAIDERS (@RAIDERS)

If you are able to donate to provide financial support to the victims in Las Vegas, a fund has been established: — OAKLAND RAIDERS (@RAIDERS)”

The Raiders are showing that they’re hearts are already in Vegas. The efforts put forth by the organizations will prove to very beneficial to the cause. They have already pledged $50,000 from the franchise,  in addition to what they make in donations from the public.

The UFC has also pledged support.

“This is my city, this is my town…” said UFC President Dana White.”This is where my business is.”

Dana White has also pledged money to those affected and has made it known that he will wait it out to see where the money is most needed but has it counted up and ready to be donated.  

Additionally, CNN reports that a single GoFundMe page started by Steve Sisolak of Las Vegas law enforcement  has reached and exceeded 8 million dollars after starting the donation with 10,000 of his own money to start. The love and compassion goes far past the sports world in this case. The more the 50 dead and 500 plus injured will hopefully see  and benefit from this help.

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