Have you caught “Grizz Fever”? Fans, young and old, are standing behind the home team, win or lose! Formerly known as the Vancouver Grizzlies, the team migrated South to Memphis in 2001 and brought Mid-Southerners a major-league sports team right in their backyard. They are the only team in the four major professional leagues that plays in Memphis. The Grizzlies play their home games at FedExForum and are part of the Southwest Division of the Western Conference in the National Basketball Association.

Grizz, the official mascot of the Memphis Grizzlies, was named 2011 NBA Mascot of the Year! Grizz gets help cheering from the popular Grizz Girls, performing throughout the games in between plays and in the stands.

Here’s another reason to cheer for the home team…the Grizzlies have launched the program “Friends of Grizz”, which sends donations and proceedings to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Plus, there is the Memphis Grizzlies Tickets for Kids program. The program, which distributes tickets to nearly 200 organizations across the mid-South, provides opportunities for youth to attend games in one of the best home court environments in the league. 

The next home game is Friday, January 20th, 7 p.m. vs. Sacramento Kings – sure to be an exciting game!
Can’t make it to the game? The Grizzlies appear on television on the cable channel SportSouth and on the radio on their flagship station WMFS ESPN 92.9 FM.

Be sure to visit their website for the full schedule, tickets, gear, and player info. Go Grizzlies!

By and photo credit: nba.com