Grizzlies celebrating tenth season with block parties | Events
The Grizzlies are going to be prowling the Mid-South in September, celebrating a decade of playing basketball in the Bluff City. Here are the details from the Grizz:
The Memphis Grizzlies are inviting fans to get together for the Tenth Season Round Town Tour.
The Tenth Season Round Town Tour will take place throughout Memphis during the entire month of September at Block Parties and festivals to get Grizz Nation excited about the upcoming 2010-11 season, presented by Pepsi.
Grizzlies fans of all ages are invited to join Grizzlies players, coaches, executives, Grizz and the Grizz Girls tip-off the start of the season in a festive setting at Block Parties that will be held at a variety of Memphis locations.
Grizzlies players and coaches in attendance will join right in the celebration with fans at each Block Party, allowing Grizzlies faithful to take photos and get autographs from their Grizzlies heroes.
The Grizzlies will be pulling out all the stops at these Block Parties with live entertainment from four of the most popular local bands in Memphis, including Speakerboxx, A 440, Kaleidoscope and King Ellis, Kia Johnson and Lil Chris. Younger Grizzlies fans will also be able to enjoy inflatables, air brush tattoo artists, interactive games and balloon artists.
The Grizzlies’ new Healthy Home Court initiative will also have a presence at the Block Parties, with different fitness activities for fans to partake in.
The Tenth Season Round Town Tour Block Parties will be held at six different locations where fans can enjoy free refreshments from Pepsi and a limited amount of free pizza. In case of inclement weather, the Block Parties will take place, but will only feature an autograph session with a Grizzlies player.
The Tenth Season Round Town Tour will also bring the Grizzlies brand of excitement to the Germantown, Cooper Young and Bartlett Festivals with their interactive inflatable games and much more.
Grizzlies players attendance at the festivals is tentative. All fans who sign up for Grizzlies E-News during the Tenth Season Round Town Tour will receive a free preseason ticket voucher and will be registered to receive Grizzlies information throughout the year.
Tenth Season Round Town Tour dates and locations:
Date Location Time 9/2 Bert Ferguson Community Center/ 8505 Trinity Rd. 5-7 p.m. 9/7 Ed Rice Community Center/2907 N. Watkins 5-7 p.m. 9/9 Olive Branch City Park/ 8267 Goodman Rd. 5-7 p.m. 9/11-12 Germantown Festival All Day 9/14 Whitehaven Community Center/ 4318 Graceland Dr. 5-7 p.m. 9/18 Cooper Young Festival All Day 9/21 Lester Community Center/ 317 Tillman St. 5-7 p.m. 9/23 HW Cox Park/ 440 West Powell Rd. 5-7 p.m. 9/25 Bartlett Festival All Day
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