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Grizz Goes Back to School Campaign Recap

As a part of our annual Grizz Goes Back to School Campaign, Grizzlies players, coaches, and employees came together to host several volunteer events during the week; reinforcing the importance of education by supporting students and teachers throughout the Mid-South.


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Grizz Goes Back to School Campaign Recap

As a part of our annual Grizz Goes Back to School Campaign, Grizzlies players, coaches, and employees came together to host several volunteer events during the week; reinforcing the importance of education by supporting students and teachers throughout the Mid-South.
Oct 4, 2021  |  04:52

Grizzlies Caravan Weekend in Jackson Recap!

Take a look at all the fun from this past weekend as Shaq Buchanan teamed up with Grizzlies Youth Basketball for a kids basketball clinic before making a surprise appearance at a Madison-Central High School football game on our first stop of the 2021 Grizzlies Caravan Tour in Jackson, TN! For more information about the Grizzlies Caravan Tour, visit: https://on.nba.com/2W5wRds
Sep 2, 2021  |  01:37

SLA Carnival Book Drop Off Recap!

To help combat the summer slide and emphasize the fun and importance of reading, the Grizzlies hosted a special carnival style book drop off at Alcy Elementary. The Grizzlies gave away over 3,000 books to students to contribute to their at home library.
Aug 2, 2021  |  01:34

Pepsi Stronger Together: Close The Gap Program

Stronger Together Memphis, presented by Pepsi; is a catalyst that provides equitable educational and economic opportunities for young men and women of color in college and high school. As a part of the program, the Memphis Grizzlies invited the Close The Gap foundation for a day of fun and cooldown discussion focusing on the many social issues of today.
Jul 22, 2021  |  01:52

Honoring U.S. Army Veteran Robert Hunt | Ashley HomeStore

Ashley HomeStore and the Memphis Grizzlies partnered to provide a home makeover for SGT Robert Hunt, a U.S. Army Veteran, nominated by the Veterans of Foreign Wars for excellent work in the community.
May 11, 2021  |  02:44

Women's History Month 2021 Recap

In celebration of Women’s History Month, the 2021 Girls Summit virtual panel conversation featured a special welcome message from Grizzlies Assistant Coach Sonia Raman, WNBA Executive Taj McWilliams-Franklin, Dallas Wings forward Satou Sabally and Nike Executive Felicia McCant. The conversation allowed panelists to discuss their journey and what they would like to see for the next generation of young female athletes and executive leaders. We then heard from Memphis Grizzlies staff members and players as they shared the importance of diversity in the workplace and what Women’s History Month means to them.
Apr 22, 2021  |  03:11

Grizzlies FIT Week 2021 Recap

Memphis Grizzlies FIT Week kicked off with virtual physical education takeovers at five Shelby County Schools. Grizzlies FIT Week Presented by Nike featured three, 10-minute workouts that include a GrizzFit body weight workout, yoga, and a dance break featuring Grizz Girls. The workouts reached over 3,000 Shelby County school students grades K-8. Members from the Memphis Grizzlies performance staff also shared FIT tips and tricks to practice proper nutrition and recovery at home.
Apr 22, 2021  |  02:58

Happy Chinese New Year Piece by Zhou Rui

As our Chinese New Year​ celebration comes to an end, enjoy this incredible piece of art by Zhou Rui!
Feb 25, 2021  |  05:00

Read Around the Christmas Tree Presents Polar Express

As part of this year's Season of Giving, the Memphis Grizzlies and International Paper work together for Read Around the Christmas Tree. This year's initiative was expanding at-home student libraries with Polar Express.
Dec 16, 2020  |  01:08

Memphis Grizzlies volunteer at Mid-South Food Bank's Turkey Drive

Memphis Grizzlies employees participate in a Day of Service at Mid-South Food Bank's Turkey Drive
Nov 26, 2020  |  01:34

Ja Morant visits newborn giraffe 'Ja Raffe' at Memphis Zoo

Grizzlies point guard Ja Morant visited the Memphis Zoo on Friday to meet the viral sensation named after him in recognition for his 2020 NBA Rookie of the Year accolade.
Nov 23, 2020  |  01:34

Grizz Goes Back to School Campaign Recap

Check out all the unique initiatives we had going on for the start of the school year with this Grizz Goes Back to School recap!
Nov 9, 2020  |  03:56

Grizz Out the Vote

Be on the lookout for Grizzlies Claw Crew members and Grizz on Memphis street corners throughout the month handing out Vote scratch-offs and promoting early voting going on now. Election day is November 3!
Oct 19, 2020  |  01:10

Be Informed, Be Engaged: Go Vote PSA

Make sure your voice is heard this November by registering to vote before October 5th. Learn more at Grizzlies.com/vote.
Sep 23, 2020  |  00:51

SCS Back to School Block Party Drive-Thru Recap

See what happened when we joined Shelby County Schools' for their 2nd annual Back to School Drive providing students with supplies to prepare them for the virtual school year.
Sep 16, 2020  |  01:09

MENTOR Memphis Grizzlies Overview

MENTOR Memphis Grizzlies (MMG) unites a broad range of local community organizations, businesses and civic leaders to promote, support, and advocate youth mentoring. Hear Abusheri Ohwofasa, Tiffani Morrow and others detail their experiences within the program and beyond.
Jun 9, 2020  |  02:42

Sign up for Grizz to Grand Marshall your Parade

Planning a drive-by parade to celebrate a birthday, graduation, anniversary or other milestone? The Grizzlies and your Mid-South Ford Dealers want to ensure your achievements and occasions, in this time of quarantine, get the fanfare they deserve. Visit Grizzlies.com/parade to sign up!
Jun 3, 2020  |  00:21

Ford Scholars Rewind '19-20

From on-court recognitions to rock walls and even programming drones, take a look at all the amazing things participants in the Memphis Grizzlies Scholars Program accomplished from this past year.
May 20, 2020  |  04:01

Ford Scholars Presentation Night Recap

See how we celebrated the hard work of our Grizzlies Scholars during the Grizzlies vs. Hawks game on March 7, 2020.
Apr 2, 2020  |  01:05

GrizzFit P.E. Takeover Recap | NBA Fit Week

In celebration of NBA FIT Week, the GrizzFit team recently hosted a P.E. Takeover for students at Memphis Scholars South Campus. GrizzFit coaches stressed the importance of healthy living while offering various fun activities for the children involved. GrizzFit is presented by Nike.
Mar 30, 2020  |  01:10

2020 Memphis Grizzlies HBCU Night Recap

The Memphis Grizzlies capped off Black History Month celebrations with the annual HBCU Night on February 28th. Students from two local high schools had the opportunity to connect and learn more about the experience of attending an HBCU. After the student panel, HBCU Alumni, family and friends were able to network while enjoying an HBCU in-game experience that included a mixer, an on-court stroll off, HBCU marching bands, and more!
Mar 5, 2020  |  02:57

Ford Scholars visit Hattiloo Theatre

Take a look inside the Ford Scholars experience at the Hattiloo Theatre where students learned about Black culture, identity and themselves.
Mar 4, 2020  |  01:03

Ford Scholars visit the Jim Boyd BRIDGES Center

Check out our Ford Scholars as they participate in a Team BRIDGES workshop to learn skills and get involved in team building exercises.
Feb 13, 2020  |  01:11

Ja Morant's Murray State Jersey Retirement Ceremony

Take a behind the scenes look as we follow Ja Morant around at his alma mater for his No. 12 jersey retirement ceremony on February 1, 2020, at the CFSB Center in Murray, KY!
Feb 12, 2020  |  03:08

Kyle Anderson joins the Mid South Pulmonary Center grand opening celebration

See the what happened at the Mid South Pulmonary Center grand opening when Kyle Anderson crashed the party to join the fun and take pictures and sign autographs with those in attendance.
Feb 5, 2020  |  01:06

Le Bonheur Jr. Broadcaster interviews Grayson Allen pt. 2

Take a look at aspiring broadcaster Samuel Marshall as he conducted his first professional interview with Memphis Grizzlies guard Grayson Allen in this segment of Le Bonheur Jr. Broadcasters campaign.
Feb 4, 2020  |  01:53

MENTOR Memphis Grizzlies National Mentoring Month Awards Ceremony Recap

See what happened as the Memphis Grizzlies Foundation hosted their sixth annual National Mentoring Month Awards Ceremony, through MENTOR Memphis Grizzlies, where awards for Mentor of the Year, Mentee of the Year, Mentoring Advocate of the Year, among others were handed out as a way to recognize and say thank you to participating organizations and members in the MENTOR Program.
Jan 31, 2020  |  01:03

Le Bonheur Jr. Broadcaster interviews Tyus Jones

Check out Andrew, a patient from Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital, as he interviews Grizzlies guard Tyus Jones about basketball rule changes he would make, the Michael Jordan vs. LeBron James debate, and receiving college offers.
Jan 29, 2020  |  02:11

Sports Legacy Honorees Reflect on their MLK Jr. Weekend Experience

Follow this year’s 15th Annual National Civil Rights Museum Sports Legacy Award honorees Sheryl Swoopes, Doug Williams, Robert Parish and Caron Butler through their MLK Jr. Weekend experience at the National Civil Rights Museum Tour, Reception and Discussion.
Jan 28, 2020  |  02:47

2020 MLK Jr. NBA 3-on-3 Tournament Recap

See the recap of our Martin Luther King Jr. 3-on-3 Tournament with Jae Crowder and WNBA legend Sheryl Swoopes hosted in the Grizzlies Center at Memphis Athletic Ministries.
Jan 24, 2020  |  01:40


The Memphis Grizzlies are committed to making a difference in the lives of underserved families across the Mid-South region. Our broad areas of support include education, health & fitness, youth development and volunteer engagement.


The Read to Achieve Program presented by International Paper in association with KPMG is our signature, most extensive educational outreach initiative. It is designed to encourage elementary school students to develop a lifelong love for reading and to promote the value of reading and literacy. Players, coaches and staff members host reading assemblies and other in-school challenges. The program culminates each year with the Read to Achieve Finale Celebration held at the FedEx Forum. More than 15,500 students across Shelby County Schools participate in the Read to Achieve program every year.

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Health and Fitness

Committed to creating a healthier Mid-South, the Grizzlies work to increase access to health and fitness options, educating individuals about healthy life choices and inspiring individuals to make healthy decisions. In 2013, the Memphis Grizzlies became the first and only sports team to win the President’s Council on Fitness, Sports & Nutrition.

Youth Development

The Tickets for Kids Program gives players and ownership the opportunity to purchase group tickets to invite youth to attend Grizzlies home games. More than 22,000 tickets were donated to youth across the Mid-South this past season. Tickets are also given to local schools to help incentivize attendance, academic achievement, behavior, and community service.

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Volunteer Engagement

Grizzlies Cares is the organization’s overarching umbrella for all employee volunteer services. Each year Grizzlies players, coaches and front office staff give back to the community through a variety of impactful service driven projects.

GrizzFam is the Grizzlies’ auxiliary group that supports the needs of the community throughout the Mid-South region. Members are comprised of the wives and significant others of the Grizzlies players, coaches, basketball operations and ownership staff. This past Season of Giving, GrizzFam hosted a Thanksgiving dinner at the Salvation Army’s Purdue Center of Hope for the eighth consecutive year. In addition, throughout the year, GrizzFam supports homeless women and children initiatives.

Youth Basketball

Memphis Grizzlies Youth Basketball seeks to provide the premier setting to learn, play and enjoy the game of basketball while delivering exciting and rewarding NBA experiences. We offer programs to players of all ages and skill levels, including camps, clinics, leagues, tournaments, private training and special events.

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Grizzlies Foundation

The Memphis Grizzlies Foundation is a non-profit organization dedicated to harnessing the power and promise of sport to transform lives, particularly those of children living at risk. As the philanthropic arm of the Grizzlies organization, the Foundation is focused on finding, funding and creating youth mentoring and development programs in Memphis that help students discover and meet their potential.

Since 2001, the Foundation has invested more than $51 million in three strategic focus areas related to youth development: innovative K-12 education programming, high-impact health and fitness initiatives, and expanded platforms for youth mentoring – all as a means to help prepare every student in Memphis for success in college, career and life.

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