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2012 Infie 500 Baby Race on January 27

Families encouraged to attend casting call Jan. 12 at Ashley Furniture HomeStore.

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MEMPHIS, December 28, 2012– The Grizzlies are inviting families with the fastest babies in the Mid-South to participate in the Grizzlies Infie 500 Baby Races, presented by Ashley Furniture HomeStore, at halftime against the New Orleans Hornets on Sunday, Jan. 27 at 5 p.m.

To enter a baby in the most exciting speed-crawling competition in all of sports, family members are asked to attend the casting crawl at Ashley Furniture HomeStore (7951 Winchester Rd., Memphis 38125) on Jan. 12 from 2 - 4 p.m. The fastest eight babies will become finalists and will compete in the diaper derby finale at halftime of the Grizzlies vs. Hornets matchup. Should space remain available, online submissions will be accepted at starting Jan. 14. Parents will submit an entry in 50 words or less why their baby should be selected to crawl in the “mother of all baby races” and will be judged based on the creativity of the entries. Babies must be between 6-12 months to participate, and all submissions must be received by Jan. 18 to be considered. Babies who can walk are not eligible. Read the Official Rules.

Finalists will receive four tickets to the Grizzlies game against the Hornets on Jan. 27, which has a special early start time of 5 p.m. The race’s winner will crawl away with the grand prize valued at over $1,000, which includes a $500 gift card to Ashley Furniture, $50 gift card to Grizz Den, two courtside seats to a future game and the priceless recognition of being the 2013 Grizzlies Infie 500 Diaper Derby Champion.

Fans who want to support the Memphis Grizzlies and purchase tickets to this game and all games of the second half of the season can do so starting Jan. 9. 2012-13 Season Tickets and 10- and 20-Game Flex Packs can do so by calling (901) 888-HOOP or going online to Tickets for the Plaza IV and Terrace IV sections are sold out. For more information on the Grizzlies, ‘like’ Memphis Grizzlies on Facebook or follow on Twitter (@memgrizz).

For more information on the 2013 Infie 500 Baby Races, go to or call (901) 205-1483. 

Watch highlights from last year's race: