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DANCIN’ IN THE FRIEND ZONE: The Raiders’ altruistic game plan has already woven the silver and black into the fabric of Las Vegas

Hut. hut, help …

The newly arrived Las Vegas Raiders have thrown no passes, made no tackles nor moved the chains even a yard yet. No fan has had a ticket scanned or a beer spilled. But for months, the Raiders have been all over the Las Vegas Valley, Zelig-like, planting figurative silver-and-black stakes in the community with donations and personal appearances.

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GIVIN’ LARGE:  Wynn Resorts’ new ‘Giving Week’ program to raise money for charities

During Giving Week, a new initiative running Dec. 1-7, Wynn Resorts, which operates Wynn Las Vegas and Encore on the Strip, Wynn Boston Harbor in Everett, Mass., and a pair of properties in Macau, will have more than 12,000 employees aiding charities. Giving Week was inspired by Giving Tuesday, the international philanthropy day on the Tuesday after Thanksgiving.

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EASY AS 1-2-3, DO-RE-MI: ABC Kids Expo brings juvenile product pros together at Las Vegas Convention Center 

Somebody come and play.

Las Vegas, a haven for all manner of grownup pastimes, will this month turn toward children and babies, welcoming North America’s largest business-to-business juvenile-products trade show.

The ABC Kids Expo — the ABC stands for All Baby & Child — runs Oct. 23-25 at the Las Vegas Convention Center and will feature more than 700 exhibitors occupying 1,600-plus booths (226 for first-time exhibitors) that will cover 500,000 square feet and represent 988 brands. Exhibitors will come from 60 countries. The nonprofit All Baby & Child Corp., based in San Antonio, estimates that 60 percent of retailers and attendees are in the toy, gear, gift, apparel and maternity industry.

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