Memphis Grizzlies Charitable Foundation: Honoring Our Military Families

Honoring Our Military Families presented by Ashley Furniture Homestore

a service member and his wife stand for applause during a Grizzlies home game

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The Memphis Grizzlies are very grateful to the men and women who serve in the U. S. military and protect our freedom in the United States. These individuals often experience tremendous stress during deployment, particularly when separated from family members for an extended period of time.

The Grizzlies want to extend a warm welcome home to those service members who have recently served in the Middle East as well as support families whose loved ones are currently abroad. Throughout the 2009-10 season, the Memphis Grizzlies will give returning service members and families of deployed service men and women an opportunity to attend a Memphis Grizzlies home game on us to show our deepest appreciation for their sacrifice and commitment.

Program Details

he Memphis Grizzlies Charitable Foundation will provide returning service men and women and their families, and families of currently deployed military personnel, a night out at a 2009-10 Memphis Grizzlies regular season home game. This package includes a maximum of 10 Plaza Level tickets, up to two (2) parking passes for the Ford Parking Garage adjacent to the FedExForum, and one (1) $10 concessions voucher per person. An announcement recognizing the family is also made during the game.

To qualify:

  • The service member is active or reserve duty, or has recently retired from the US armed forces.
  • Reside in the Mid-South area

To apply:

Please complete Honoring Our Military Families application form in full and email to or fax to 901.205.1444.

Grizzlies Foundation staff will give the selected family at least one week’s notice before the game to inform members that they won and to coordinate plans to attend the game.


Can my extended family attend the game?

Please! If selected, you will receive up to 10 tickets for a game to any family members you would like.

May I request a certain game?

Unfortunately we are unable to accommodate requests for specific games. Families will be selected at random from all eligible applications approximately two weeks in advance of each game. Please list on the application if there are certain dates you are unable to attend.

How long does the program last?

We will host one family for every home game through the end of the 2008-09 regular season.

What happens once I have applied?

Grizzlies staff will verify the service of the listed family member and put your application in the drawing for a home game. Eligible applications will remain in the drawing for every home game though a family may only win once this season. You need only apply one time.

Where should I direct further questions?

E-mail Eric Bleier or call 901.205.1249.

For more information

Eric Leo Bleier
Memphis Grizzlies
191 Beale Street
Memphis, TN 38103
901-205-1249 (ph)