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This week: The Houston Dash team enters a new partnership with MD Anderson Cancer Center, the Houston Chronicle features 8th Wonder Brewery, and and Houston’s favorite sports couple ties the knot.
Houston Dash team up with MD Anderson Cancer Center
The Houston Dash joins forces with The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer center in a new partnership to increase efforts to find a cure for cancer. The partnership will include a more active role from Dash players in fundraising and will include a new look on the field, as the Dash will be sporting MD Anderson’s strike-through-cancer logo on the front of their new jersey’s.
As 8th Wonder Brewery’s seventh anniversary Celebr8ion comes closer, the Houston Chronicle dives into the brewery’s relationship to promoting and celebrating local music acts before they became well-known outside of Houston. One example includes the time the brewery booked local Houston band Khruangbin (whose popularity has since grown globally), at a very low price.
Former Dash player Kealia Ohai and Texans star JJ Watt tie the knot
Houston’s favorite sports couple Kealia Ohai and JJ Watt broke the news of their wedding this past Sunday via their social media. Former Dash teammates were in attendance to celebrate the happy couple’s nuptials, including forward Rachel Day, wing-back Kristie Mewis, and Defender Amber Brooks. Congratulations to Mrs. and Mr. Kealia Watt.
On March 6 local artist Donkeemom (mother of Donkeeboy) is kicking off Women’s History Month by hosting an art show featuring all female artists at the 8th Wonder Distillery, located at 2201 Dallas Street across from 8th Wonder Brewery. Music will be provided by Trillanoise, and an exclusive Donkeemom glass will be released for the event.
Uncle Rico’s Bootcamp Extravanganza
EaDo Fitness is hosting a bootcamp for teams willing to take on four extensive workouts, which include gymnastics and weightlifting. Those participating are also competing for a chance to win a cash prize and special swag. The deadline to sign up is February 24, so don’t forget to sign your team up online.
Hari Kondabolu—Late Show
The Secret Group is hosting comedian, writer and podcaster Hari Kondabolu for two shows (at 7 p.m. and 8 p.m.) today Friday, February 21. Known for his 2017 documentary “The Problem with Apu,” and his 2018 Netflix special “Warn Your Relatives,” the comedian covers race, identity, inequality, and the LGBT community in his standup. Tickets are available online for $25, and available at the door for $27.