Sixth Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day Game and Celebration
Join the Grizzlies for a day of events celebrating the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and honoring athletes for their contributions to human and civil rights during the sixth annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day Celebration on Monday, January 21.
Below you will find details of the day's events:
National Civil Rights Museum Sports Legacy Award
— presented by FedEx
These awards pays tribute to athletes who have made significant contributions to civil and human rights and who have laid the foundation for future leaders through their careers in sports both nationally and internationally, in the spirit of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Read the press release.
National Award Recipient: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
International Award Recipient: Bob Lanier
Schedule of Events
$2 Tours of the National Civil Rights Museum
-- 12:30 PM ---
Martin Luther King Jr. Day High School Classic
— presented by Southwest Tennessee Community College
Featuring: Booker T. Washington Warriors vs. New Hope Trojans
FedExForum - Main Court
Doors will open at 12 p.m. Admission is free with purchase of Jan. 21 - Grizzlies vs. Bulls game. Guests will be cleared from the bowl immediately following the game.
--3 PM --
Martin Luther King Jr. Day Sports Legacy Symposium
— presented by the Hyde Family Foundation
Featuring: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Bob Lanier. Emcee - TNT's David Aldridge
Methodist Healthcare Practice Facility - FedExForum
* General Public – Tickets for the symposium are required and available through the FedExForum Box Office (limited space is available). Admission is free with purchase of Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration Game (Grizzlies vs. Bulls) tickets for that evening.
* Season Ticket Holders – RSVP by calling your account executive at 888-HOOP or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
* Doors will open at 2:30 p.m.
-- 4:30 PM --
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Celebration Game
— presented by Lexus
Grizzlies vs. Chicago Bulls
Ticket Offer: Pepsi Family Value Game - 4 Tickets, 4 Hot Dogs & 4 Pepsi Fountain Drinks starting at $48. Purchase online or call 901.888.HOOP
The pregame presentation of the National Civil Rights Sports Legacy Awards will be televised live on TNT beginning at 4:21 p.m.
Regular doors will open at 3:30 p.m. and premium doors will open at 3 p.m.
-- Halftime --
Boyz II Men
— presented by AutoZone
Recognition of the National Civil Rights Museum Sports Legacy Award recipients followed by a musical performance by Boyz II Men.