Are you ready for some basketball? It’s not time for the actual games but for those fans itching to rub elbows with the team will get their fill this year.
The Memphis Grizzlies have set the dates for their 2012 Round Town Tour. The month of September will be filled with Grizzlies sightings as the team gets their fans hyped up for the season.
Everyone is invited to join Grizzlies players like rookie Tony Wroten, new free agent signee Jerryd Bayless, Lionel Hollins, the Claw Crew, Grizz, the Grizz Girls and Pete Pranica to tip-off the start of the season in a festive setting at block parties that will be held at a variety of Memphis locations. Grizzlies’ players and coaches in attendance will join right in the celebration with fans at each block party, allowing Grizzlies faithful to take photos and get autographs from their Grizzlies heroes.
According to the Grizzlies press release, the ‘Round Town Tour Block Parties’ will be held at five different locations where fans can enjoy free refreshments from Pepsi and a limited amount of free pizza. Younger Grizzlies’ fans will also be able to enjoy inflatables, air brush tattoo artists, interactive games and balloon artists. There will also be opportunities to win gift certificates and merchandise from Block Party partner, City Gear. In case of inclement weather, the block parties will take place, but will only feature an autograph session with a Grizzlies player.
The team will bring the Grizzlies brand of excitement to the Germantown Festival, Cooper Young Festival and Bartlett Festival, Rock for Love and the Dragon Boat Races, presented by new minority owner Duncan Williams, with their interactive inflatable games and much more. All fans who sign up for Grizzlies E-News during the Round Town Tour will receive a free preseason ticket voucher and will be registered to receive news and information throughout the year.
Round Town Tour dates and locations
Date Location Time
9/6 Block Party – Olive Branch City Park/8267 Goodman Rd. (Player TBD) 5-7 p.m.
9/8 Rock For Love/Overton Square All Day
9/8-9 Germantown Festival All Day
9/11 Block Party** Bert Ferguson Community Center/8505 Trinity Rd. (Tony Allen)* 5-7 p.m.
9/13 Block Party** Whitehaven Community Center/4318 Graceland Dr. (Tony Wroten)* 5-7 p.m.
9/15 Cooper Young Festival All Day
9/18 Block Party – Central Station/Front St. at GE Patterson (Quincy Pondexter)* 5-7 p.m.
9/20 Block Party** Douglass Community Center/1616 Ash St. (Jerryd Bayless)* 5-7 p.m.
9/22 Dragon Boat Races All Day
9/29 Bartlett Festival All Day
Remember that the Grizzlies’ player attendance at the festivals is subject to change.