MDN: Memphis Gets National USA Cycling Race

MDN: Memphis Gets National USA Cycling Race USA Cycling (USAC) has chosen Memphis to be a part of its national Cyclocross racing series for the 2017-18 season. On Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 30-Oct. 1, Shelby Farms Park will host the Tri-Star CX race, part of the American Cyclocross Calendar, where competitive cyclists from across the nation will take their wheels to a new pro-level course. … Created in France, Cyclocross began as a way to give cyclists an alternative training option in the colder months. Cyclists race many laps around a short, multi-dimensional course featuring pavement, wooded trails, grass, steep … Continue reading MDN: Memphis Gets National USA Cycling Race

MDN: New Rock Climbing Studio Planned For East Memphis

MDN: New Rock Climbing Studio Planned For East Memphis Chattanooga-based High Point Climbing and Fitness has submitted plans with development officials to open a Memphis location adjacent to Christian Brothers High School in East Memphis. According to the plans, High Point Memphis LLC plans to erect a 31,600-square-foot rock climbing facility on a 2.7-acre tract of land that backs up to CBHS’ baseball field near Humphreys Boulevard and Walnut Grove Road. ….   MDN: New Rock Climbing Studio Planned For East Memphis Continue reading MDN: New Rock Climbing Studio Planned For East Memphis

MDN: Redbirds Revitalization: Fun at the Old Ballpark and the Winning is Easy

MDN: Redbirds Revitalization: Fun at the Old Ballpark and the Winning is Easy Bottom of the seventh inning and another night at AutoZone Park is unfolding the way so many have this season. The Memphis Redbirds have a nice lead. Their starting pitcher has been putting up zeros and the team has been banging out timely hits and playing crisp defense. A good crowd has gathered. Adults on the left field berm relax on blankets, cold beverages in hand, chatting and laughing as the just-finished workweek fades away. Children on the berm run from one patch of green grass to … Continue reading MDN: Redbirds Revitalization: Fun at the Old Ballpark and the Winning is Easy

MBJ: The American returns to Memphis

MBJ: The American returns to Memphis Twelve schools and their loyal fan bases will descend on Downtown Memphis in 2019. The American Athletic Conference announced Monday, July 10, that FedExForum will be the site of the 2019 American Athletic Conference Men’s Basketball Championships. “We are pleased to be returning to Memphis and FedExForum for our conference championship,” Mike Aresco, commissioner of the conference, said in a release. “The City of Memphis graciously welcomed us for our first-ever league tournament in 2014, and our student-athletes, coaches and fans experienced a first-class weekend. This is a great basketball town that supports and … Continue reading MBJ: The American returns to Memphis

MBJ: FDA, Pfizer, Merck join WHO in Memphis for global drug conference

MBJ: FDA, Pfizer, Merck join WHO in Memphis for global drug conference Pharmaceutical industry representatives and regulators from 13 countries were in Memphis this week to discuss safety strategies for global pharmaceutical manufacturing, shipping and delivery. University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) hosted 75 attendees from June 26-29. Agencies represented included the World Health Organization, the U.S. Public Health Service, and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Merck and Co. Inc.; Pfizer; and Johnson & Johnson, and attendees came from countries including Indonesia, the Philippines, Peru, Mexico, Japan, Russia, Thailand and Switzerland. … UTHSC will open its new $16 … Continue reading MBJ: FDA, Pfizer, Merck join WHO in Memphis for global drug conference

CA: Levitt Shell wants to adapt shipping containers for buildings

CA: Levitt Shell wants to adapt shipping containers for buildings The Levitt Shell organization wants to use shipping containers to house a beverage kiosk, event volunteers and security at its amphitheater in Overton Park. The nonprofit joins a growing number of businesses and venues in and around Midtown that either use or plan to adapt the metal vessels as buildings. The Shell this week filed an application with the Board of Adjustment to receive a zoning variance from the requirements of the Unified Development Code. The two shipping containers would be to the right of the stage. The Shell would use the shipping … Continue reading CA: Levitt Shell wants to adapt shipping containers for buildings

HGN: Gestalt Community Schools plans citys first community rugby field

HGN: Gestalt Community Schools plans citys first community rugby field The city of Memphis’ first community rugby field and its first turf rugby field will open up this fall at Gestalt Community Schools’ Power Center Academy in the Hickory Hill area thanks to a $250,000 grant from Republic Services through its National Neighborhood Promise community engagement initiative. Republic will work in collaboration with the school and Memphis Habitat to complete the field along with additional volunteer and neighborhood revitalization projects. “We started rugby about five years ago through the Memphis Urban Rugby League,” said Yetta Lewis, co-founder and CEO of … Continue reading HGN: Gestalt Community Schools plans citys first community rugby field

MDN: Southern Heritage Classic Founder Touts Value of Annual, One-Off Events

MDN: Southern Heritage Classic Founder Touts Value of Annual, One-Off Events When he came up with the idea of an annual football game in Memphis between the teams of two historically black universities with large alumni bases locally, Fred Jones had two primary goals for what he called the Southern Heritage Classic. Those goals? “Prove that I could do it, and prove that it could be done in Memphis too,” Jones said as he prepares for the 28th annual classic at the Liberty Bowl in September. This year, it’s set to include 10 events over three days, including a three-day … Continue reading MDN: Southern Heritage Classic Founder Touts Value of Annual, One-Off Events

MDN: Tenn. Shakespeare Company Earns $25K Matching Grant

MDN: Tenn. Shakespeare Company Earns $25K Matching Grant Arts Midwest has awarded $1 million in grants to Tennessee Shakespeare Company and 39 other nonprofit, professional theater companies across 26 states and the District of Columbia to perform the works of William Shakespeare for students through Shakespeare in American Communities. Tennessee Shakespeare Company received the matching grant award of $25,000 for its innovative 2017 Romeo and Juliet Project for the fourth time in its history. The project will perform “Romeo and Juliet” 27 times in 22 Memphis-area high schools and teach more than 700 in-school sessions for 6,400 freshmen with a … Continue reading MDN: Tenn. Shakespeare Company Earns $25K Matching Grant

CA: Memphis native Dontari Poe hosting local football camp

CA: Memphis native Dontari Poe hosting local football camp A year ago, when Dontari Poe decided to create his own nonprofit foundation, he knew he wanted to start it in Memphis, with a football camp for kids. On Saturday, he and a handful of other NFL players will be back for round two. The Memphis native and Atlanta Falcons defensive lineman will host his second annual All-Star Football Camp on Saturday morning at Wooddale High School through his foundation, Poe Man’s Dream. From 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., he will lead local children through a series of drills alongside Houston Texas safety … Continue reading CA: Memphis native Dontari Poe hosting local football camp