VIDEO: Patients at the Children’s Medical Center at Summerlin Hospital were flying high on July 24 when players from the Las Vegas Aviators swooped in to cheer them. Joined by Spruce, the new team mascot, the players gave the kids gifts, snapped photos with them and signed autographs as they also spread baseball fever among the pediatric patients.
Las Vegas and big-time sports have tightened their bond even more with the July 24 announcement that the city will host the Pac-12 Football championship game in 2020 and 2021 at Las Vegas Stadium, the future home of the NFL’s Raiders.
THE EMERALD ISLANDER: Many bartenders are characters, but few have the character of Cyril Kenny at Rí Rá Irish pub
Cue the cutest lilting giggle this side of Kilkenny, Ireland. Which is fitting because, respectfully, we’ll call him Cyril Francis Martin Kenny — from, yes, Kilkenny, Ireland. We go beyond the awards ceremony to hang out and spend time with the feel-good bartender from Rí Rá at Mandalay Place.