Now in his 19th season, Grizz, the mascot of the Memphis Grizzlies, has remained a furry fan favorite among members of Grizz Nation, so much so that he was named 2011 NBA Mascot of the Year as voted by his peers. Born in Vancouver, Canada in 1995 Grizz can always be relied upon to electrify audiences with dramatic duncks and signature shenanigans.
In celebration of the Grizzlies' historic 10th Season in Memphis, Grizz re-introduced his equally popular alter-ego, Super Grizz, as a nod to the organizations first seasons in the Bluff City. Donning a mask and cape, Super Grizz encouraged fans to Believe as the team earned it's first postseason berth since 2006 and advanced to the Western Conference Semifinals in thrilling fashion.
Memphis has proven to be the perfect natural habitat for Grizz, who often stars in schools throughout the Mid-South as part of a variety of community initiatives. When not rallying fans at FedExForum or making appearances around town, Grizz is often found at St. Jude encouraging children in their battle against cancer, an issue near and dear to Grizz's heart after his own defeat of the disease in 2008. To show support for Grizz and other patients in the fight against cancer, you too can be a 'Friends of Grizz and St. Jude by donating to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.
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