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EXTREME MAKEOVER — SHADE TREE EDITION: North Las Vegas shelter gets $2.5 million renovation thanks to Wynn Las Vegas and 170 community partners

The Shade Tree shelter for women and children in North Las Vegas has undergone a large-scale renovation worth $2.5 million in recent months, spurred by a $1.5 million investment from Wynn Las Vegas. The greatly refurbished digs look great. They also send an important message to shelter residents: You matter.

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IT’S RAINING MENTORS: Sports mentorship program, pairing students with marketing pros, graduates first class

The six-month Sports Mentorship Program graduated its first class of 28 students at UNLV’s Mendenhall Center on April 23. Its inaugural success depended on an impressive team of accomplished sports-marketing leaders who served as mentors, including professionals from the Las Vegas Raiders, Las Vegas Motor Speedway, Caesars Entertainment Corp., MGM Resorts International, Las Vegas Aces, Vegas Golden Knights and others.

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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.