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2012 Infie 500 Baby Race returns March 18

Families encouraged to attend casting call March 4 at Ashley Furniture.

Bring your cute and cuddly speedy crawler to Ashley Furniture HomeStore on March 4, 2-4pm for our casting call.
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MEMPHIS, February 27, 2012 – The Memphis 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 Washington Wizards on Sunday, March 18.

To enter a baby in the most exciting speed-crawling competition in all of sports, family members are asked to attend the casting call at Ashley Furniture HomeStore (7951 Winchester Road; Memphis, TN 38125) on March 4 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. Wizards matchup. Online submissions will also be accepted at grizzlies.com starting March 5. Babies must be between 6-12 months to participate, and all submissions must be received by March 9 to be considered. Babies who can walk are not eligible. 

Watch highlight from last year's race:

Finalists will receive four tickets to the Grizzlies game against the Wizards on March 18, 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 2012 Grizzlies Infie 500 Diaper Derby Champion.

The first 5,000 fans 14 and under at the March 18 game will receive a Super Grizz Cape set to help celebrate Grizz’s birthday party. For more information on other theme nights and promotions please visit grizzlies.com, ‘like’ Memphis Grizzlies on Facebook or follow on Twitter (@memgrizz).

For ticket information on any of the Grizzlies’ remaining contests of the 2011-12 season, please visit any Ticketmaster outlet, the FedExForum Box Office, call 1.800.4NBATIX (800.462.2849) or visit our ticket pages at Grizzlies.com. Group, Power Pack, Season Ticket and Corporate Value and VIP Package information is available by calling 901.888.HOOP.

For more information on the 2012 Infie 500 Baby Races, call 901.205.1483.

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