Raiders for Life Boosters Tulare/Kings Counties

Although based in Visalia, Ca., we represent the HEARTLAND of Raider Nation!

Next Meeting:

Thursday, April 28th 7:00 pm

Elks Lodge 3300 W. Main St. Visalia

Future Meetings: June 30, July (TBA), August 25, September 8 & 22, October 6 & 20, November 3 & 17, December 9

NFL Schedule Released

See: What We Do - Upcoming Events section


The anticipation for Raiders 2016 has Raider Nation counting the days until the season begins. That anticipation has driven Oakland Raiders season ticket requests to an all time high. Our ticket reps tell us there is a chance that the stadium sells out thru season ticket sales. Hearing that information from our ticket reps puts our Booster Club bus trips in jeopardy. When the schedule is announced in late April and our club board votes which games we want to go to, we will contact our rep and see what we can do. In the past we have purchased 50 tickets per bus, that number may be unrealistic this year. We have a lot of season ticket holders in our club who can help us fill up almost half of the 56-passenger bus, thus bringing down the number of tickets we would need. That helps us in case we have a hard time getting tickets BUT cuts back on the bus seats available for our non season ticket club members. All of this speculation will become fact, or not, once the schedule is released and we find out what is available, if anything? HEARTLAND OF RAIDER NATION, LET US PRAY!

What We Do - Upcoming Events

Not only do we support the NFL's Oakland Raiders football team, we raise money for The Bethleham Center in Visalia.


The annual Steering Committee Tailgate party, which our club hosted last year, will be hosted by the River Cities Booster Club. We have the following information: The Tailgate Party will be held on Saturday June 18 in Antioch at the Contra Costa fairgrounds, roughly 3 & 1/2 hours from Visalia. Cost: Adults $25 includes all you can eat, menu not yet announced, and drink, all you can drink draft beer :) A Kid’s plate/entrance will be available for $15, menu not yet announced. There will be Raider Legends, kids games, along with activities for the adults. We will have more information for you, when a time frame is set. When Raider Legends have been confirmed, along with hotels to stay at for those needing rooms. ATTENTION: The Raiders Central Valley Boosters from Fresno are taking a bus to the tailgate party and have invited our club to join them. Cost for the bus is $25 per person and will depart from Fresno and return the same day. Bus is first come first serve, so if you want on the bus, cost for ride and tailgate ticket is $50 for adults, $40 for kids. Contact the club ASAP to make arrangements for payments. No reservations will be made unless entire balance is pre paid. Don’t wait, SEE YOU ON THE TAILGATE BUS!


As mentioned last month, the annual Steering Committee away trip will be voted on when the NFL schedule is announced in April. The Steering Committee has already announced that if the Raider game in New Orleans is early enough in the Raiders schedule that it will be the game of choice. The Steering Committee tries to stay away from Thanksgiving/ Christmas time travel. A reliable unnamed source has informed us that New Orleans has yet to respond to the Steering Committee’s request for group tickets. Tampa Bay has responded with an ok along with a few other teams. The availability of group tickets for sale from teams is not always a given, as some teams have large season ticket fan bases. The Steering Committee has gone to New Orleans twice for their away game, so they have worked with New Orleans in the past. When the away game is officially announced, a non-refundable deposit of $200 will be due by June 1. The deposit will cover game ticket, transportation to the game if needed, away trip memento and Saturday night dinner party. An additional charge may be asked if the $200 does not cover all the costs or a refund may be given if there is money leftover. Once deposits have been received, tickets have been purchased, group hotel chosen, the ok will be given for everybody to book your flights and book your hotel room. More information will be available after the schedule is released. Have any questions concerning this trip? Contact the club.

Membership Benefits!

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Palominos Music & NFL Shop 218 N. Floral 635-7560 (next to Visalia Times Delta)

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Rick’s Vending 9400 W. Placer, Visalia 651-4800 S/W of Goshen Ave./Rd. 80 Intersection

Home Video Studio – Visalia VHS, 8mm Tape, Super-8mm film to DVD, PhotoVideo Keepsakes, Digital Video Archive 732-3050 15% off on all Video Services for ORBTKC Members

A-Z Handyman & Home Improvements 732-2148 or 308-4856, owner club member Robert Sanchez

Jimmy’s Sports World 3023 N Cedar Ave Fresno 227-5106 15% discount with club membership card.

Kool Designs 4535 E Belmont Fresno 255-3562 10 % discount

2016 Oakland Raiders Schedule

Raiders 2016 Preseason Schedule / Fri, Aug 12 @Arizona Cardinals 7pm / Thu, Aug 18 @Green Bay Packers 5pm / Sat, Aug 27 Tennessee Titans 5pm / Thu, Sept 1 Seattle Seahawks 7pm

Raiders 2016 Regular Season Schedule / 1 Sun, Sep 11 @ New Orleans Saints 10am / 2 Sun, Sep 18 Atlanta Falcons 1:25pm / 3 Sun, Sep 25 @ Tennessee Titans 10am / 4 Sun, Oct 2 @ Baltimore Ravens 10:00am / 5 Sun, Oct 9 San Diego Chargers 1:25pm / 6 Sun, Oct 16 Kansas City Chiefs 1:05pm / 7 Sun, Oct 23 @ Jacksonville Jaguars 10am / 8 Sun, Oct 30 @ Tampa Bay Buccaneers 10am / 9 Sun, Nov 6 Denver Broncos 5:30pm / 10 BYE WEEK / 11 Mon, Nov 21 Houston Texans(Mexico City) 5:30pm / 12 Sun, Nov 27 Carolina Panthers 1:25pm / 13 Sun, Dec 4 Buffalo Bills 1:05pm / 14 Thu, Dec 8 @ Kansas City Chiefs 5:25pm / 15 Sun, Dec 18 @ San Diego Chargers 1:25pm / 16 Sat, Dec 24 Indianapolis Colts 1:05pm / 17 Sun, Jan 1 @ Denver Broncos 1:25pm        

All times Pacific  * Subject to change due to flexible scheduling




On Saturday March 12, 373 people attended the 14th annual Commitment to Excellence dinner that honored Charles Who?!?! It is by far the largest CTE dinner ever held. As mentioned before, our club had 4 tables at the dinner, with 35 club members attending, a record for our club. This year our club was a club sponsor for the dinner, with money paid going to the Charles Who?!?! Foundation. The money spent was well worth it when Charles Who?!?!? thanked the Tulare / Kings Boosters for their sponsorship when he accepted the CTE award. The night was a huge success with a new record set in the live auction for money raised. Guests included Reggie McKenzie, Jim Otto, Willie Brown and a very special appearance by our head coach Jack Del Rio. Raider fans from throughout Raider Nation were represented, including 30 from NW Boosters- Seattle, 10 from South Bay Boosters- San Diego and club members from Metro, DC and Florida and from throughout Raider Nation. The night was a very special night to remember with the official retirement of Charles Who?!?! His farewell toast to Raider Nation was classic. Throughout the night, the one thing that kept being repeated was the great job our GM Reggie McKenzie has done in rebuilding our Raiders. Our coach Jack Del Rio said it best “ Silver and Black football is back where it belongs” Great job Steering Committee, we are proud to be a member! A special shout out and thank you to the following club members who volunteered to help at the dinner, Maria & Toni Hernandez, Margarito & Linda Nino, Cruz & Rosie Huerta, once again we thank you for your help and representing our club. Great Job!

Baseball Anyone?!

The South Bay Raiders Booster Club from San Diego, have invited us to join them at their Raider Nation Blackout party at PetCo Park in San Diego on Saturday May 21st. The game starts at 7pm as the San Diego Padres host the Los Angeles Dodgers. The club has reserved the outfield patio area, so you have freedom to roam and mingle during the game. Cost for the event is $95, which includes game ticket and all you can eat, menu TBD, and drink-draft beer. The all you can eat & drink will run from 1 hour before game time until the 7th inning. I met their public relations officer Amy at our first bus trip last year and met their President at CTE. They would love to have any of our club members join them. If you are interested contact the club or see us at the meeting for more info. 1 Nation, 1 Family, 2nd To No One!

Get in touch

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