My wish came true this summer -- I got to visit the Raiders training camp in Napa!

 

I was anxious at first until I met the Raiders CEO, Amy Trask. She was really nice and made me feel like Raiders Royalty. Amy gave me an awesome tour of everything Raiders and introduced me to Jeannette Thompson from Behind the Shield. Jeannette made me laugh, and it was a fun interview.

 

Then I had the opportunity to watch practice, get autographs and learn the ins and outs of being a sportswriter. After training camp finished, I went over to sit in on a media press conference with the Raiders head coach Dennis Allen. The Raiders even let me have a personal one on one interview with him! Coach Allen is really cool and gave me some good tips on how to be a pro athlete.

 

I felt really lucky to be The Man for a day. The Raiders rolled out the silver and black carpet for me and it will be a memory that will last a lifetime!

 

Zachary

NFLRUSH Kid Reporter