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Memphis Grizzlies to host annual tip-off event, 'Backspin & Backboards,' on Friday, October 11

Event to Feature Entire Grizzlies Roster & Benefit St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital®
by Memphis Grizzlies

The Memphis Grizzlies are gearing up to celebrate the start of the 2019-20 season with ‘Backspin & Backboards,’ a new twist on the team’s annual tip-off event to benefit St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. This ‘ping pong party’ will be held on the main floor at FedExForum on Friday, October 11 from 5:30 – 8:30 p.m. and is presented in association with Mercury Printing.

Grizzlies fans can experience a new spin on an annual tradition as this year’s event will put Grizzlies players, coaches & team personalities alongside fans in a fun bracket style ping pong tournament. Fans can reserve their spot in the tournament or just enjoy all the festivities including live music and unlimited food and drinks. In addition, attendees can participate in other classic outdoor games with the team, like corn-hole, putt-putt and more. There will also be a silent and live auction where fans can bid on unique and autographed memorabilia as well as fan experiences.

General Admission tickets will include unlimited food, beverages and games and start at just $75. For $250, fans will also receive a package that includes two tickets to the event and one tournament entry. VIP tickets are available for $500 and include access for two people and one tournament entry with a guaranteed match vs. a Grizzlies player, coach or personality. Tournament space is limited and on a first-come-first-serve basis. All proceeds from the event, including the live and silent auctions, will benefit St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

All fans are encouraged to download the new Memphis Grizzlies Mobile App available in the App store or in Google Play. Through the Grizzlies Mobile App, fans can create an account and have access to ‘Handbid,’ the Grizzlies’ auction platform where attendees will be able to bid on one-of-a kind Grizzlies items and experiences directly from their phones. Fans will also be able to purchase tickets to the event via ‘Handbid’ in the Grizzlies Mobile App. Tickets and spaces in the tournament are limited and are expected to go fast, so fans should reserve a spot today. Fans can also purchase tickets at grizzlies.com or by calling (901) 205-1408.


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Fans who want to support the Memphis Grizzlies and purchase 2019-20 Season Tickets, 22-, 10-Game and Flex Packs can do so now by calling (901) 888-HOOP or going online to grizzlies.com/tickets. For more information on the Grizzlies, visit grizzlies.com, ‘like’ Memphis Grizzlies on Facebook or follow on Twitter and Instagram (@memgrizz).

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