Monday, May 19, 2008

BBQ, Lottery and Partying with the Grizzlies

The 2007-08 season was disappointing for the Grizzlies at the Forum but the organization is looking to set the tone for a better 2008-09 and they are starting it out with a lot of fun events even before the team gets back together.

The two story structure was conveniently located near the tasting and judges tents practically in the middle of the park.

Last weekend the Grizzlies hosted a huge 'tent' at the 2008 World Championship Barbecue Cooking Contest. Limited to only season ticket holders of 5 years or more, Everyone got to meet with the broadcast team, certain executives and the dance team members. It was a great opportunity to rub elbows with the team. You can check out photos of the great partying going on here. Marc Iavaroni was out Friday night and Chris Wallace was there Sunday so it was well represented by the men on top and well as the incredibly friendly staff members! There was no way anyone could have not had fun if they had been there.

Thanks so much to Jackie who allowed me to get a picture taken with her. On a side note, nice earring Eric, but the goatee has to go!

Tuesday night the partying keeps rocking as the Grizzlies host not one but two parties to watch the lottery. Last season the team hosted a get together at the downtown Flying Saucer. This time the Grizzlies will have twice as much fun as they are hosting events at both the Downtown Flying Saucer and the Cordova Flying Saucer!

Some of the Guys from 3 Shades of Blue will be at the downtown location with 730 ESPN radio and the TV cameras (no one denies we are publicity hounds after all) while the Cordova location will have WRBO Soul Classics 103.5 FM to liven up the event. Dance team members will be at both locations. great Grizzlies prizes will be given away and for most people it will be your only opportunity to get on Sportcenter! How can you turn down an opportunity like that?

There is no truth to the rumor that sour face Jerry West will be at either location or the Draft Lottery in NYC.

The Grizzlies will also be hosting a knock out Draft Night party although the exact location hasn't been decided on yet. In the past they have hosted parties at the Pyramid and the Forum.

BallHype: hype it up!

1 comment:

Jackie said...

I'm loving the picture! It was great to see you again!