Backstreet Boys donate to Boys & Girls Clubs of Southern Nevada
The Backstreet Boys put philanthropy front and center — and their handprints in cement — at a recent ceremony at Planet Hollywood resort-casino.
Members of the popular “boy band” — AJ McLean, Brian Littrell, Howie Dorough, Kevin Richardson and Nick Carter — presented a check for a $180,000 donation to the Boys & Girls Clubs of Southern Nevada (BGCSNV) and also had their handprints immortalized, to be displayed at the property alongside those of other celebrities.
Children from the BGCSNV gave a dance performance to the band’s hit, “Larger Than Life,” a surprise thank-you for the group’s largess. The band’s Planet Hollywood residency opened in March 2017, and in November of that year, they partnered with Live Nation Las Vegas and Caesars Entertainment to donate $1 per ticket sold to the organization.
Also on hand for the check presentation were Andy Bischel, president / CEO of BGCSNV, as well as Live Nation Las Vegas President Kurt Melien and Caesars Entertainment President of Entertainment Jason Gastwirth.
The production, Backstreet Boys: Larger Than Life, at the resort’s Zappos Theater, will close after its April 27 finale.