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Memphis Grizzlies to host third annual Grizz Gala presented by Gold Strike Casino Resort & First Tennessee Bank on Friday, April 13

Event to benefit Memphis Grizzlies House at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital®

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MEMPHIS, February 20, 2012— The Memphis Grizzlies are inviting fans from across the Mid-South to join them as they take their moves from the hardwood to the dance floor for the Third Annual Grizz Gala, presented by Gold Strike Casino Resort and First Tennessee Bank. The event will take place at Gold Strike Casino Resort in Tunica on Friday, April 13 from 6-11 p.m.  All proceeds from this event benefit Memphis Grizzlies House at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital®.

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Watch Highlights from the 2011 Grizz Gala.

The blue tie affair will give fans a chance to take part in an evening that brings the class and excitement that the Memphis Grizzlies represent on the court and in the community.  Gold Strike Casino Resort’s world-class culinary team will prepare a delectable menu of heavy hors d’oeuvres that attendees can enjoy with Rudy Gay, Tony Allen, O.J. Mayo and other team members. Throughout the evening an open bar will be available to guests who will also have an opportunity to meet and participate in interactive games with Marc Gasol, Zach Randolph, Mike Conley and the rest of the Grizzlies roster and coaches.

Grizz Gala guests will also have the opportunity to take part in a live and silent auction with one of the most impressive collections of sports memorabilia and one-of-a-kind fan experiences in Grizzlies fundraising history. Proceeds from the Grizz Gala will support Memphis Grizzlies House located on the campus of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. 

Opened in 2004, Memphis Grizzlies House is a short-term housing facility located on the campus of St. Jude. Memphis Grizzlies House can accommodate up to 100 St. Jude families and features an enclosed playground, fitness room and basketball court.

“Supporting Memphis Grizzlies House at St. Jude is something that is near and dear to the heart of our organization so we are thrilled that we have the opportunity to bring our fans back together for the Third Annual Grizz Gala,” said Greg Campbell, Grizzlies President of Business Operations. “Thanks to the help of Gold Strike Casino Resort and First Tennessee Bank, this blue tie affair has become one of the premiere events of the season.”

“Gold Strike is honored and pleased to partner with the Memphis Grizzlies for the third straight year to help support the important work of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital and the Memphis Grizzlies House on its campus,” said Gold Strike General Manager Niklas Rytterstrom. “This is one of the most fun and interactive parties we host all year long and we look forward to making 2012 the best one yet.”

Organizations and individuals alike are encouraged to take part in an evening that supports the life saving work conducted at St. Jude. Individual general admission tickets are available for $150 each. A special discount package is available for $1,250 and includes 10 general admission tickets, a savings of $25 per ticket. Gold Strike will also extend a limited number of discounted room packages. Ticketed guests who are interested should call 1-888-245-7829.

Doors open at 6 p.m., with the program set to tip-off at 7 p.m. To join in the fun of this “Grizzlies House Party” call the registration line at (901) 205-1206 or Download, print and send in this form. or Register Online Now. Guests must be 21 or older to attend.