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Grizzlies Regional Caravan stops in Jackson August 19th

Press Release from the Memphis Grizzlies

 The Memphis Grizzlies will tour the Mid-South for their Fifth Annual 2017 Regional Caravan Tour, set to tip-off on Saturday August 12th and continuing throughout August and September with six scheduled stops in Nashville (TN), Birmingham (AL), Jackson (MS), Jackson (TN), Memphis and Little Rock (AR). This year’s caravan includes participation from a tour-high six Grizzlies players including Nashville’s own Brandan Wright, guards Wade Baldwin IV, Andrew Harrison and Troy Daniels, guard/forward Wayne Selden Jr. and center Deyonta Davis.

The players will join team mascot Grizz, members of the Grizz Girls and the Claw Crew on this year’s tour which includes visits to the MiLB’s Nashville Sounds, Birmingham Barons, Mississippi Braves, Jackson Generals, Memphis’ own Redbirds and the Arkansas Travelers. During these stops, the Grizzlies invite Grizz Nation fans of all ages to join them in celebrating the start of the 2017-18 NBA season. Fans attending these caravan stops will have the chance to attend autograph sessions, photo opportunities and participate in contests and games with Grizzlies players and personalities.

In addition to the sports tour, five of the six scheduled stops will also include free, one-hour Grizzlies Youth Basketball Clinics hosted by team staff and the scheduled player for each stop. Pre-registration is available and recommended on grizzlies.com/youthbasketball and will be capped at 100 participants per stop. Regional Caravan Grizzlies Youth Basketball Clinics are open to boys and girls ages 7-14. If space is available, day-of registration is open 30 minutes before each clinic starts at the designated location. Please check www.grizzlies.com/youthbasketball for updates on camp availability.

“As the Grizzlies enter their 17th season in Memphis, our growing fan base has developed a reach that spreads far beyond the city limits,” said John Pugliese, Vice President of Brand, Content Marketing, Communications and Broadcast for the Memphis Grizzlies. "With our Fifth Annual and most encompassing Regional Caravan Tour, we will continue to engage with fans through our regional events and programs as we aim to expand Grizz Nation and make a greater impact throughout the Mid-South." 

The Grizzlies have again partnered with the Memphis Convention and Visitors Bureau to offer fans at each regional stop some amazing prizes. Fans will have the opportunity to win a “Weekend to Memphis Getaway Package” for two at each of the sports tour caravan stops by signing up for Grizzlies E-News. The package includes a two-night hotel stay at The Peabody Memphis, tickets to a predetermined Grizzlies game, Grizzlies swag and passes to local Memphis attractions.

Fans can follow the Regional Caravan through its scheduled stops and receive caravan updates online atGrizzlies.com and on all affiliated social sites of the Memphis Grizzlies (@memgrizz on Twitter and Instagram and “Memphis Grizzlies” on Facebook).

2017 Regional Caravan dates and locations:

 

DATE

DETAILS

LOCATIONS

APPEARANCES

Saturday, Aug. 12

Nashville, TN

Grizzlies Youth Basketball Clinic from 1 – 2 p.m.

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Nashville Sounds vs. Memphis Redbirds. Gates open 6:05 p.m.

Southeast Community Center

(5260 Hickory Hollow Pkway, Antioch, TN 37013)

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First Tennessee Park

(19 Jr Gilliam Way, Nashville, TN 37219)

Grizzlies forward Brandan Wright, guard Wade Baldwin IV, Grizz, Grizz Girls and Claw Crew

Friday, Aug. 18

Birmingham, AL

Grizzlies Youth Basketball Clinic from 3:30 – 4:30 p.m.

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Birmingham Barons vs. Montgomery Biscuits. Gates open 6 p.m.

Lifetime Fitness

(3051 Healthy Way, Vestavia Hills, AL, 35243)

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Regions Field

(1401 1st Ave S, Birmingham, AL 35233

Grizzlies guard/forward, Wayne Selden Jr., Grizz, Grizz Girls and Claw Crew. 

Saturday, Aug. 19

Jackson, MS

Grizzlies Youth Basketball Clinic from 2 – 3 p.m.

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Mississippi Braves vs. Pensacola Blue Wahoos. Gates open 5 p.m.

Christian Life Center at First Baptist Church

(431 N State St., Jackson, MS 39201)

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Trustmark Park

(319 Childre Rd, Pearl, MS 39208)

Grizzlies center Deyonta Davis, Grizz, Grizz Girls and Claw Crew

Saturday, Aug. 26

Jackson, TN

Grizzlies Youth Basketball Clinic from 2 – 3 p.m.

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Jackson Generals vs. Chattanooga Lookouts. Gates open 5:05 p.m.

West Jackson Baptist Church

(580 Oil Well Road, Jackson, 38305)

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The Ballpark at Jackson

(4 Fun Place, Jackson, TN 38305)

Grizzlies guard Andrew Harrison,Grizz, Grizz Girls and Claw Crew. 

Thursday, Aug. 31

Memphis, TN

Grizzlies Night at AutoZone Park

Memphis Redbirds vs. Iowa Cubs. Gates open at 6:05 p.m.

AutoZone Park

(200 Union Avenue, Memphis, TN 38103)

Grizz, Grizz Girls, Grizzline, Grannies & Grandpas and Claw Crew. Player appearance to be announced at a later date.

Saturday, Sept. 2

Little Rock, AR

Grizzlies Youth Basketball Clinic from 2 – 3 p.m.

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Arkansas Travelers vs. NWA Naturals. Gates open 5:10 p.m.

Location to be announced at a later date.

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Dickey-Stephens Park

(400 W. Broadway N., Little Rock, AR 72114)

Grizzlies guard Troy Daniels,Grizz, Grizz Girls and Claw Crew.

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