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Duncan-Williams, Inc. and The American Red Cross to give back to community

during the First Round of the Playoffs

MEMPHIS, April 28, 2012 – Duncan-Williams, Inc., and The American Red Cross will take part in the 2012 Playoffs by reaching out to the Memphis community during the Grizzlies’ playoff run. 

Throughout the first round, Duncan-Williams, Inc., has joined the Memphis Grizzlies in the 2012 Playoffs with a new program called “Duncan-Williams Dunks for Mentoring” to benefit the Memphis Grizzlies Charitable Foundation’s youth mentoring initiative Grizzlies TEAM UP.  As part of the program, when a Grizzlies player dunks during any First Round game, whether in Memphis or Los Angeles, Duncan-Williams will donate $100 to Grizzlies TEAM UP.

Duncan-Williams, Inc., the title sponsor of Memphis Grizzlies Charitable Foundation’s TEAM UP program, is a Top 100 Brokerage Firm headquartered in Memphis, Tenn. Founded in 1969, the firm is a full-service brokerage and investment banking firm providing financial solutions to individuals and institutional organizations in 50 states and 11 foreign countries.

Founded in 2004, the Grizzlies Foundation is committed to placing volunteer mentors in the lives of at-risk kids in Memphis. The Foundation recruits and refers mentors, provides training and technical assistance to mentoring programs and actively raises awareness and builds partnerships throughout the community. Shortlisted for the 2011 “Sports Team of the Year” Award by London-based Beyond Sport and winner of the 2007 Steve Patterson Sports Philanthropy Award Winner for Excellence in Sports Philanthropy, the Grizzlies Foundation has donated $28 million to Memphis-area nonprofit organizations since its inception. To learn more about the Memphis Grizzlies Charitable Foundation and how to become part of the Grizzlies TEAM UP youth mentoring initiative, e-mail mentor@grizzlies.com, call (901) 205-TEAM or visit ‘like’ Memphis Grizzlies on Facebook or follow on Twitter (@memgrizz).