Tuesday update

Great news from local nonprofit Volunteer Odyssey this week: They have been named the official partner in volunteerism at the University of Memphis. The organization will connect students attending the U of M with volunteer opportunities in Memphis. Sarah, the executive director of Volunteer Odyssey, is a U of M alum and writes, “My little Tiger heart is bursting with U of M pride today.”

While we’re on the subject of the University of Memphis: If you are attending Thursday’s game at the Liberty Bowl, or any games this season, you will need to be aware of the security information tweeted by Holly:

The Redbirds will have an all-you-can-eat special ticket this Thursday, August 31, for their final regular season home game. The ticket gets you a buffet of two pastas, two sauces, hot dogs, sides, and one Coca-Cola product or bottled water per person. The buffet begins when gates open at 6:00 and runs until 8:00. The price increases $4 the day of the game, so buy in advance. If you already have a ticket, you can upgrade with a wristband for $10 at the 3rd Base Cove while supplies last.

As for tonight, it’s dollar hot dog night at the Redbirds. 6:35 first pitch.

Are you a Game of Thrones fan? If you are, you can win some beer money tonight. The 7:30 and 10:00 trivia at the Flying Saucer tonight will be all Game of Thrones questions.

Oskar Blues will be on site at Miss Cordelia’s Food Truck Wednesday tomorrow from 5 to 8. You can sample three of their beers, and they have added six-pack cans of Old Chub to their cooler for you to purchase. Food trucks will be Say Cheese and Double J.

The Grizzlies have announced five new Power Packs for 2017-18 with tickets for 6, 12, or 22 home games.

There was a title change at WWE Monday Night RAW at FedExForum last night. Alexa Bliss defeated Sasha Banks for the RAW women’s championship. Also, Jeff Hardy won a 15-man battle royal to become the #1 contender to the Intercontinental championship. John Cena and Roman Reigns talked a lot of trash and then signed a contract to face each other at the next RAW pay-per-view. Announcer Booker T, who lives in Houston, was unable to travel to Memphis due to Harvey, but that was OK, the WWE found a suitable replacement… none other than The King himself. Complete results here.

All classes at Downtown Yoga this Friday will be free with a donation Hurricane Harvey relief. YOGA!

The Memphis Flyer has coverage of building permits suggesting a new ABRA Auto Body and Glass is coming to 296 Adams, and that the McDonald’s on Union in the Medical Center will be replaced.

From Lifehacker: Strategically use newsletters to get a free bar crawl on your birthday. Hmmm do I know anyone who would attempt this? Nuh uh.

Ted Cruz and most of the rest of the Texas delegation fought tooth and nail against aid for those affected by Hurricane Sandy in 2013… and now they’re begging for aid for those affected by Harvey. What a bunch of hypocrites.

That’s it for now. I’ll be out somewhere after work, not sure where, for what is probably the last rain-free day of the week. Back tomorrow with more.