Grizzlies host Block Party in Olive Branch
The 2013 Memphis Grizzlies “Round Town” tour continued with a trip to Olive Branch, Miss. for a Block Party at Olive Branch City Park on October 10. Fans of all ages came out to meet some of their favorite Grizzlies players, and took the opportunity to get autographs and pictures taken with the players in attendance.
The turnout from fans was just another example of how supportive Grizz Nation is, according to point guard Nick Calathes.“It’s great for these people. It’s great for the community,” said Calathes. “It’s a privilege for us to come out here and hang out with everybody. It’s exciting to be out here, and we have the best fans in the NBA.”
In addition to meeting Grizzlies players like Calathes, Melvin Ely, Jamaal Franklin, Tony Gaffney, Jon Leuer and Willie Reed, fans enjoyed free Jet’s Pizza and Pepsi along with inflatables, face painting, airbrush tattoos, balloon artists and appearances by Grizz and the Grizz Girls.
The Grizzlies will be hosting another Block Party on Oct. 17 at Bert Ferguson Community Center (8505 Trinity Rd., Memphis 38018) from 4:30-6:30 p.m.