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Grizzlies and Tony Allen donate over $90,000 to Amercian Red Cross

To assist tornado victims in Oklahoma.

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MEMPHIS, June 3, 2013 – The Memphis Grizzlies announced today members of Grizz Nation, the Grizzlies organization and Grizzlies guard Tony Allen have collectively raised and donated $90,000 to the American Red Cross to help the tornado victims in the surrounding Oklahoma City area.

The Red Cross and the Memphis Grizzlies collected donations for those affected by the devastating tornadoes that hit Oklahoma at Games 3 and 4 of the Western Conference Finals vs. the San Antonio Spurs at FedExForum. In addition, Allen matched fans’ donations from both games to support relief efforts along with contributions from the Grizzlies organization.

“We hope the money that we collected during the Western Conference Finals will help victims of Oklahoma recover from this disaster,” said Allen, who attended Oklahoma State University. “Our hearts continue to go out to all the tornado victims in Oklahoma.”

“I want to thank Grizz Nation, our ownership group and Tony Allen for their generosity,” said Jason Levien, Chief Executive Officer and Managing Partner of the Memphis Grizzlies. “We hope the money raised for the tornado victims will help in the recovery process during this difficult time. Our thoughts and prayers continue to go out to all the families that have been affected.”

The American Red Cross relies on volunteers to help communities prevent, prepare for and respond to emergencies. For more information on how to donate, visit www.redcross.org or text REDCROSS to 90999. Fans can also visit grizzlies.com, ‘like’ Memphis Grizzlies on Facebook or follow on Twitter (@memgrizz) for additional information on how to give.