If you love food — and rock-'em-sock-'em sports action on wheels — then there's only one place for you to be this Saturday, June 18: Municipal Auditorium, where the raucously talented Nashville Rollergirls
will take on the tough gals of The Chicago Outfit in a doubleheader.
A portion of the gate will go to Community Food Advocates,
a local nonprofit with an ambitious and admirable goal: to end hunger and create a healthy, just and sustainable food system.
The Rollergirls regularly select a nonprofit to get a cut of their gate receipts, and this week's choice is in especially good taste. If you want to learn more, Community Food Advocates will have a table set up offering their signature tomato-themed tote bags and some Rollergirl swag for donations, according to Jim Myers.
He's the recently hired executive director of Community Food Advocates, and a respected writer and familiar figure in the Nashville food scene for many years. (His impressive résumé includes a gig as restaurant critic at The Tennessean
. He's especially interested in the indigenous food and spirits of Tennessee — his memorable account of a quest to find authentic moonshine appeared in Cornbread Nation 4, The Best of Southern Food Writing
If you've been looking for an excuse to see the Rollergirls, benefiting Community Food Advocates seems like just the ticket. And speaking of tickets, they are $10 in advance and available here; prices at the door are $15 for adults, $7 for kids ages 7-12, and free for kids 6 and younger.