Ruiz 4 Kids, a nonprofit formed in conjunction with Dinuba-based Ruiz Foods that serves youth in the central San Joaquin Valley, is partnered with the Oakland Raiders on a ticket-buying fundraiser.
The charity receives $20 for each ticket to a Raiders home game sold through its program. Ticket prices are $45, $55 and $60.
Ruiz 4 Kids leaders say the Raiders fundraiser has helped net more than $20,000 in the past three years -- money used to start a Mini-Grants for Teachers program which this year provided more than $14,000 in classroom funding.
For tickets, call (559) 591-5510 ext. 2118.
Ruiz 4 Kids was started in 1990 when Ruiz Foods workers asked company co-founder Fred Ruiz to help them explore ways to assist families with children in need. Since then, Ruiz 4 Kids has organized two annual fundraising events -- a golf tournament to raise money for college scholarships and a fiesta event to raise money for area nonprofits with children-focused programs.