The entire 15-man Memphis Grizzlies roster, along with Controlling Owner Robert Pera and members of the ownership team, have elected to participate in the Grizzlies’ annual Ticket for Kids program, the team announced today.
The program gives players and ownership the opportunity to purchase blocks of tickets to future Grizzlies games to then be distributed to local charities and youth organizations. The tickets are also distributed at local schools to incentivize attendance, academic achievement, community service and other personal and academic developments. Tickets for Kids aims to bring thousands of kids to Grizzlies games this season who might not otherwise have the opportunity to experience the Grizzlies brand of basketball at FedExForum.
“The fact that the entire team has chosen to participate in the program is really significant,” said Diane Terrell, vice president of the Memphis Grizzlies Foundation and community investment team. “It’s a testament to just how committed our players are to the community. Their impact is greatly amplified when they act as one and hold each other accountable. Because of their participation, thousands of lives will be touched by the power of sport and community.”
Below is a list of the players sections for Tickets for Kids:
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