Friday, September 28, 2007

Meet, Greet & Eat

If you want an opportunity to meet and greet your favorite members of the Memphis Grizzlies organization, this is your lucky month.

On Wednesday, October 3, the Grizzlies will hold their first ever Blue-White Scrimmage game from 12:00 - 1:00 pm.

On Saturday, October 13, you can attend the annually held free Open Practice at the FedEx Forum.

On Friday, October 19, the Grizzlies will hold another Block Party, located at Audobon Park in East Memphis, from 4:30-6:30 pm. You can view pictures from previous Block Parties on

On Saturday, Oct. 27, the Grizzlies will be holding another Block Party at Dalstrom Park in Whitehaven from 2 – 4 p.m.

On Monday, October 29 from 11:00 - 1:30 the Forum will be the site of the 7th Annual Tip-Off Luncheon, where you can mingle with the players, coaches and front office personnel, enjoy a nice meal and participate in the silent auction that benefits thd Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Memphis. Entrance to this even is $50 per person unless you procure a 10-seat table, which can be reserved for $400. If you want the ultimate experience, you can have a member of the Grizzlies organization sit at your table for a sponsorship of $2000. We will have a table at the event under the 3 Shades of Blue name, so be sure to stop by and say hello.

That gives you plenty of opportunities to get to know the team, coaches and management for the upcoming season. Kudos to the organization for continuing to make themselves accessible to their fanbase. You can see all the events leading up to Opening Night on

In other Grizz news, there have been some staff changes. has an interview with new Assistant GM Kenny Williamson, who was previously with the Charlotte Bobcats. Williamson has been involved in the basketball world for 30 years and has an extensive background in scouting.

The Grizzlies also announced that they have a new Director of Media Relations. Dustin Krugel, most recently with the Phoenix Suns organization, will be taking over the post previously held by Stacey Mitch, who has left to pursue other NBA-related P.R. work according to Chris Herrington.


ChipC3 said...

Why is it that the BS PR events are held out east with Casey Jacobsen but all the really cool events are help downtown?

Michael Thorne said...

This is "paufan16" Michael Thorne. Really enjoying reading the blog. Was wondering if you had any plans to get a table again this year Chip, if you do, Leanne and I would love to reserve 2 spots if there is room. If not, we'll sit amongst the masses.

Keep up the great work.