Leading up to Super Bowl L on Sunday, Catholic Athletes for Christ (CAC), the Knights of Columbus, the Oakland Raiders, the Raiders Foundation, and the Jack Del Rio Foundation partnered on February 1 to distribute warm, new winter coats to needy children in San Francisco, Calif. CAC, the Knights of Columbus, and the Jack Del Rio Foundation hosted a similar charity event in 2014 in Jersey City, N.J., just prior to Super Bowl XLVIII.
Yesterday’s “Coats for Kids” event was held at Lady of the Visitacion School in San Francisco and coats were distributed to students, the vast majority of whom come from low-income households. The event featured several Oakland Raiders players and coaches as well as National Football League Hall of Famers Dave Casper (Oakland Raiders) and Anthony Munoz (Cincinnati Bengals).
CAC President and Founder Ray McKenna, who attended the event, noted the importance of the “Coats for Kids” initiative. “CAC extends it most sincere thanks to Jack and Linda Del Rio, the Knights of Columbus’ Bill Bordley, the Oakland Raiders, Dave Casper, Anthony Munoz, and everyone else who helped put big smiles on the faces of hundreds of kids and spread the good news in sports at the Super Bowl and beyond, in and through the world of sports.”