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

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

Sports Logos: Bucking Trends: The Story Behind the Memphis Redbirds

Sports Logos: Bucking Trends: The Story Behind the Memphis Redbirds In a minor league baseball landscape of increasingly outrageous logos and team names, the St. Louis Cardinals farm system is unusual. Three of the Cardinals’ six affiliates are named directly for their parent club, including Double-A Springfield, High-A Palm Beach, and Rookie League Johnson City. Two of the three Cardinal affiliates with unique names are the Low-A Peoria Chiefs and the Short-Season Class-A State College Spikes. The third is the Triple-A Memphis Redbirds, who, of course, are indirectly named for their parent club. The nickname Redbirds has long been an unofficial moniker for the St. Louis Cardinals—in fact, … Continue reading Sports Logos: Bucking Trends: The Story Behind the Memphis Redbirds

ilovememphisblog: Explore Memphis With Freewheel’s Spring Slow Rides

ilovememphisblog: Explore Memphis With Freewheel’s Spring Slow Rides Want to explore Memphis by bike? Looking for a group to ride with, or a way to ease into street riding (since Memphis is getting more bike-friendly by the day)? You’ll want to connect with Freewheel bike group for their Spring Slow Rides, which kicks off on April 19. … If you want to reserve a bike to borrow, follow the link on each Freewheel Facebook event. You can find all of those here. All the rides start at 6 p.m. and last about 45 minutes. Meet up in the old Kudzu’s … Continue reading ilovememphisblog: Explore Memphis With Freewheel’s Spring Slow Rides

MDN: NCAA Men’s South Regional Returns to Memphis in 2021

MDN: NCAA Men’s South Regional Returns to Memphis in 2021 The University of Memphis will play host to the 2021 NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball South Regional with games set to be played at FedExForum on March 26 and March 28, 2021. “The NCAA men’s basketball tournament is one of the most prestigious events in American sports, and we are extremely excited and proud to partner with the University of Memphis to once again host a South Regional here at FedExForum,” said Eric Granger, vice president of arena operations at FedExForum. “After a successful 2017 Men’s South Regional this spring, … Continue reading MDN: NCAA Men’s South Regional Returns to Memphis in 2021

Grind City Media: Grizzlies bring D-League franchise to Mid-South

Grind City Media: Grizzlies bring D-League franchise to Mid-South The Grizzlies have acquired an expansion NBA-Development League franchise they will own and operate in the Mid-South, multiple league sources confirmed Monday. The yet-to-be-named affiliate is scheduled to launch for the 2017-18 season and will play its 24-game home schedule at the Landers Center in Southaven, Mississippi, located about 20 miles south of the Grizzlies’ franchise base at FedExForum in downtown Memphis. The team is expected to make a formal announcement on Tuesday. The Grizzlies are in the final season of an affiliation agreement with the D-League’s Iowa Energy, with the … Continue reading Grind City Media: Grizzlies bring D-League franchise to Mid-South

MBJ: Liberty Bowl visitors will enjoy lowest airfare in the land

MBJ: Liberty Bowl visitors will enjoy lowest airfare in the land Fans of one of the teams visiting the AutoZone Liberty Bowl will enjoy the cheapest flight in all of this bowl season. University of Georgia fans will pay about $232 to fly from Airport to Memphis International Airport, making it the least expensive flight this year. The 58th AutoZone Liberty Bowl pits Georgia against TCU Friday, Dec. 30, 11 a.m. University of Memphis enthusiasts flying to Miami for the Boca Raton Bowl against Western Kentucky University should expect to pay about $356 in airfare. Many WKU fans will travel … Continue reading MBJ: Liberty Bowl visitors will enjoy lowest airfare in the land

Promo Marketing: So Far, the Memphis Grizzlies Win at Stadium Giveaways

Promo Marketing: So Far, the Memphis Grizzlies Win at Stadium Giveaways The NBA season is just about here, and numerous teams have announced their promotional schedules. So far, we’ve seen a lot of the usuals—posters, decals and bobbleheads—but the Memphis Grizzlies have a few giveaways planned that really stood out to us. They did this last year, too, with their flip-flops and “Z-bow-ties.” Now, the team has upped its game with new and creative promotional items. On Nov. 25, when the team faces the Minnesota Timberwolves, fans will receive “Fizz Glasses,” i.e. glasses modeled after head coach David Fizdale’s thick-rimmed … Continue reading Promo Marketing: So Far, the Memphis Grizzlies Win at Stadium Giveaways

MDN: Big River Crossing To Open In October

MDN: Big River Crossing To Open In October The Harahan Bridge across the Mississippi River marks its 100th anniversary this week with an eye toward the Oct. 22 opening of the Big River Crossing. The crossing on the north side of the bridge is a $17.5 million pedestrian and bicycle boardwalk over the river. The rail bridge opened 100 years ago this week with what were called “wagon ways” on each side – boardwalks for wagons and automobiles – before the main bridge for Memphis-Arkansas auto traffic opened in the 1940s. The third element was the railroad bridge crossing, called … Continue reading MDN: Big River Crossing To Open In October