KLAS-TV celebrates parent company Nexstar Founder's Day by giving back to the community

LAS VEGAS - Friday was a special day for the employees of KLAS-TV Channel 8, along with the other 115 stations that make up the Nexstar family. Twenty-one years ago, on June 17, 1996, the Nexstar Broadcasting Group launched as a standalone station in Pennsylvania.

The company, under the leadership of Perry Sook – chairman, president, and CEO – has expanded to serve millions of people across the United States.

So, on this Friday, our Founder's Day, Channel 8 has teamed up with After-School All-Stars Las Vegas for a Day of Caring to give back to the community.

Founder’s Day drive benefiting After-School All-Stars is big success

After-School All-Stars provides free comprehensive after-school programs in 15 schools throughout the Las Vegas Valley that keep children safe and help them succeed in school and life.
The company's vision is for our All-Stars to be safe and healthy, to graduate high school and go to college, to find careers they love and then give back to their communities.

After-School All-Stars says it aims to provide at-risk youth the opportunity to participate in sports, educational, cultural and community enrichment programs; to build confidence and self-esteem; to encourage youth to say ‘no’ to gangs, drugs, and violence, and ‘yes’ to hope, learning and life.

On Friday, Channel 8 collected donations of sporting goods and musical instruments to help After-School All-Stars in their efforts.

 


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