Happy 901 Day! Summer is winding down, schools are now back in session, and the start of football season is around the corner. Needless to say, but with both a 7 and a 2 year old in our household, we love this time of the year! However before the summer officially ends, I want to remind you about our annual DNA Riverboat Cruise sailing on September 11th from 4 to 6:30pm. As usual, this will be a great event to spend time with neighbors while enjoying great music and relaxing on the Mississippi River! You can purchase your tickets here.
Also speaking of football, I hope you all enjoyed hearing from University of Memphis Athletic Director, Tom Bowen at the August membership meeting. Every year we have a meeting that is centered around sports in our city and it was good to hear Tom give us a little insight into the future of Tiger athletics (and the possibility of a new conference!).
The boat ride will serve as our member meeting this month. I look forward to seeing you all on the Mississippi River on September 11th!
How the annual DNA tradition got started, and why you should go!
This month the DNA's 2016 Riverboat Cruise sets sail down the Mississippi. The event dates back to 2011 and is a DNA favorite. If you've never been, you're in for a treat. Imagine breathtaking views of the Memphis skyline from the river while sipping your favorite beverage and listening to the on-deck DJ. Is there a better way to spend a Sunday afternoon?
Speaker Tom Bowen talks to DNA about the future of Tiger athletics
Since taking the helm of the Athletic Department, Bowen has led Tiger athletics to success both on and off the field. In 2014, the football program won its first conference championship in more than 40 years. Men's basketball has advanced to the NCAA tournament third round twice. Off the field, Bowen's 377 Tiger athletes are showing strong academic achievement and logging impressive community service hours. This month Bowen spoke to the DNA about the secret of his success, his optimism about the Big 12, and what's in store for the Tigers.
Hotel Napoleon is the latest addition to a growing list of historic properties being dusted off and refitted from the original use for a new purpose. Accepting reservations as soon as mid-September, the hotel features a 58-room boutique along with a restaurant, bar and fitness center in what was previously a century-old historic office building. Check out what the new hotel will be like!
On September 24 the first Memphis film festival for youth will be hosted by Indie Memphis at the Halloran Centre for Performing Arts & Education downtown. The event is Youth Film Fest and will be a one-of-a-kind opportunity for young artists to see the work of other young filmmakers and to learn from experienced film professionals. Indie Memphis received 38 submissions from Memphis-area youth and over 300 from across the world. Executive Director Ryan Watt explains the vision for the festival and the future of youth film programs at Indie Memphis.