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Grizzlies and American Red Cross to assist Flood Victims

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MEMPHIS, May 6, 2011 – The Memphis Grizzlies are teaming with the American Red Cross to come to the aid of displaced flood victims in Memphis and the Mid-South.

The Grizzlies will collect donations for those affected by the floods at Game 3 (Saturday, May 7, 4 p.m.) and Game 4 (Monday, May 9, 8:30 p.m.) of the Western Conference Semifinals vs. the Oklahoma City Thunder at FedExForum.

The Grizzlies will also hold Round Two viewings at three Shelby County EMA Shelters (Hope Presbyterian Church, Cummings Street Baptist Church and Millington Civic Center) and will hand out special Grizzlies giveaway items. Memphis-based audio visual company Elite Multimedia will provide the projectors, screens and audio equipment for the viewings free of charge.

“This is a difficult time for a lot of people in the area and the Grizzlies are committed to helping the victims of the floods in any way that we can, providing assistance to the Memphis community in which we are firmly embedded,” said Greg Campbell, President of Business Operations for the Grizzlies and FedExForum. “We hope that our game viewings provide a welcome distraction from the current crisis and allow those displaced to remain part of the Playoff excitement despite the circumstances.”

The American Red Cross relies on volunteers to help communities prevent, prepare for and respond to emergencies. To donate to the displaced flood victims, visit the Mid-South chapter of the Red Cross at www.midsouthredcross.org.

 

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