The Raiders don’t have much time left in Oakland, but they’re making every second count.

Earlier this week the Raiders stepped up in a very massive way by making a very generous donation of $250,000 to save Oakland youth sports that were being eliminated by the Oakland Unified School District due to budget constraints.

"The prospect of these kids losing their dreams was difficult to hear for everyone in the community," said Raiders Owner Mark Davis following the announcement. "After school athletics are an important part of the high school experience and this donation will keep student-athletes on the playing fields in Oakland."

Even during their down years the Raiders have always meant everything to the local community, so for the team to step up like this means a lot to the locals even though they won’t have a team to call their own in a couple of years.

"For decades, the Oakland Raiders have been big brothers to our football players and models for all students to emulate. They have been there for us when we were down, and when our students needed someone to look up to. But this donation from the Raiders is like a last-second game-winning touchdown," said Superintendent Kyla Johnson-Trammell. "$250,000 will go a long way to ensuring that our young people can dedicate themselves on the fields and courts, in the pools, and on the mats this year and beyond. There’s no way to properly thank anyone for such a huge donation, so let me just say from all students, staff and families, we thank the Oakland Raiders, and like us, you will always be OUSD."

The Oakland Raiders will kick off their 2018 campaign with a home game against the Los Angeles Rams on Monday Night Football and will follow that up with a trip to Denver to take on the Broncos.

(H/T Oakland Raiders)