Originally posted on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 4/29/12

The Oakland Raiders announced Saturday that for a limited time they would donate 10 percent of the proceeds from every season ticket to Oakland public schools.

The program, which applies to new season tickets, will make the donation from gross-ticket price purchases made in full from Tuesday through June 30.

"We are thrilled to announce our newest youth and community based initiative and we are delighted to assist the Oakland Unified School District," team president Amy Trask in a statement.

Oakland public schools are facing a major funding crisis that could include the layoffs of hundreds of teachers and support workers.

The Raiders sold out all eight of their home games last season for the first time since returning to Oakland in 1995.

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