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Grizzlies to tip-off Healthy Home Court with Memphis City Schools

MEMPHIS, September 12, 2012 – The Grizzlies, in partnership with Memphis City Schools, are tipping-off the school year with Healthy Home Court Breakfast Breaks at Mitchell High School (658 W. Mitchell Rd.) Thursday, September 13 from 7-9 a.m.

Healthy Home Court Breakfast Breaks encourages students to start each day with a healthy breakfast. During the assembly the Grizzlies and Memphis City Schools will introduce the new Grizzlies branded breakfast packages (see attachment), a nutritious grab and go package that includes cereal, milk and a snack. As an added incentive, each branded Breakfast Breaks package can be redeemed at the FedExForum Box Office for a free kids ticket with the purchase of a regularly priced ticket to select games, based upon availability.

The Breakfast Breaks packs at the assembly will be distributed by Grizz, the Grizz Girls, and Grizzlies Strength and Conditioning Coach Kelly Lambert. Throughout the rest of the school year, Breakfast Breaks will be distributed to all Memphis City School students. Memphis City Schools is the largest school district in Tennessee servicing over 100,000 students.

During the breakfast assembly, Coach Lambert will speak to the students about eating a healthy breakfast and exercise. The Grizz Girls will lead the students in a fitness activity as seen in Beyonce’s ‘Let’s Move!’ video. Memphis City Schools will host a demonstration of how to prepare a fresh fruit smoothie and will hand out samples to the youth. Tony Geraci, Executive Director of Child Nutrition Services for Memphis City Schools, will recognize and reward students who have consistently eaten breakfast.

Healthy Home Court aims to promote a healthy lifestyle by encouraging people in the Mid-South to make healthy food choices and exercise regularly. This unique program has two main points of emphasis: To encourage high school students to eat a healthy breakfast and to encourage families to be active together to promote physical fitness.

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