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Marc Gasol and Josh Selby to host Jump Rope for Heart at Dogwood Elementary School on Thursday

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Memphis, February 8, 2012 – Memphis Grizzlies’ center Marc Gasol and guard Josh Selby will host the Jump Rope for Heart fundraiser on Thursday, February 9 at Dogwood Elementary School from 4:30 – 5:30 p.m. In addition, the Memphis Grizzlies and Marc Gasol have partnered with Game Day Merchandising to distribute Grizzlies youth jerseys to all kids in attendance to reward the students who have raised money for the cause.

As part of the American Heart Association’s annual programming, Jump Rope for Heart is a fun event where participants can jump rope and learn about the heart and how to keep it healthy, while raising money for the American Heart Association.

This event is part of the Memphis Grizzlies Healthy Home Court Initiative sponsored by Kellogg’s. Healthy Home Court promotes physical fitness and encourages all students to eat a healthy breakfast.