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Tony Allen, Hamed Haddadi, Marreese Speights & Sam Young to tour National Civil Rights Museum with Boys & Girls Club Members to Celebrate Black History Month

Players to also speak with youth about setting goals and overcoming adversity

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Memphis, February 28, 2012 – In celebration of Black History Month, Memphis Grizzlies’ players Tony Allen, Hamed Haddadi, Marreese Speights and Sam Young will tour the National Civil Rights Museum with Memphis-area youth on Tuesday. In addition to the museum tour, the Grizzlies’ players will speak to the youth from the Ira Samelson, Jr. Boys and Girls Club about setting goals, their personal challenges that they overcame and how they accomplished their goal of playing in the NBA.

The Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Memphis (BGCM) is about creating opportunities for children through after-school education. They serve more than 7,000 youth between the ages of 6 and 18 each year by providing fun experiences and critical guidance kids need to build bright futures. Through a variety of academic and recreational programs, BGCM empowers members to make productive use of their time and wise decisions in their lives.

The National Civil Rights Museum, located at the Lorraine Motel, the assassination site of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., chronicles key episodes of the American civil rights movement and the legacy of this movement to inspire participation in civil and human rights efforts globally, through collections, exhibitions and educational programs.