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Grizzlies team up with Brooks Museum of Art for Father's Day

Take Dad to a special screening of Doin' It In the Park: Pick-Up Basketball, NYC

DOIN' IT IN THE PARK: PICK-UP BASKETBALL, NYC Official Theatrical Trailer 2013 from Doin' It In The Park on Vimeo.

MEMPHIS, May 22, 2013 – The Memphis Grizzlies present two special Father’s Day screenings of Doin’ It In the Park: Pick-Up Basketball, NYC in the Dorothy K. Hohenberg Auditorium  at the Memphis Brooks Museum of Art (1934 Poplar Ave. Memphis 38104) on Sunday, June 16 at 1 p.m. and 4 p.m.

General admission tickets are $8, or $6 for Brooks’ members and students of all ages. Tickets may be purchased in advance at brooksmuseum.org. The Brooks’ Brushmark Restaurant will also serve brunch from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. For brunch reservations, please call 901-544-6225.

Doin’ It In The Park: Pick-Up Basketball, NYC is an independent documentary film directed by Bobbito Garcia and Kevin Couliau. The film, which explores the history, culture, and social impact of playground basketball, lies within the goals of the Memphis Grizzlies Healthy Home Court initiative by presenting a number of different basketball related games and emphasizing the inclusiveness of playground basketball as a positive activity for individuals and groups.

Also, the Memphis Grizzlies encourage participants to hit one of Memphis’ many city parks after the film, including the Grizzlies’ renovated courts at Southside Park (612 South Parkway E. Memphis 38106). The park was recently renovated with the help of TruGreen, The Works and the City of Memphis. The renovated park includes resurfaced basketball courts, new Grizzlies’ basketball backboards and new landscaping. Students attending nearby Orleans Elementary were even supplied with new basketballs to enjoy the new courts.

The Memphis Grizzlies Healthy Home Court initiative seeks to create a healthier Memphis and Mid-South by increasing access to healthy options, educating individuals about healthy life choices and inspiring individuals to make healthy decisions.  As part of Healthy Home Court, the Grizzlies encourage everyone to be active at least thirty minutes each day and adopt nutritious eating habits.

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Doin’ It In The Park: Pick-Up Basketball, NYC reviews:

Hotshots of street basketball—New York Times

Documentary is an ode to NYC playground basketball—AP