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Event to benefit Memphis Grizzlies House at St. Jude Childrens Research Hospital

This is a great event for a great cause. The Memphis Grizzlies, along with the Memphis Convention and Visitors Bureau, the Greater Memphis Chamber, the Mid-South Minority Business Council and the Center City Commission are ready to celebrate the start of the teams 2010-11 season with the 10th Annual Tip-Off Luncheon presented by First Tennessee Bank on Monday, Oct. 25 at FedExForum.

As has been our tradition, the boys at 3 Shades of Blue are going to sponsor a table for the event. Ticket prices for the table will be $50 (ticket prices are $60 for individuals). If you are interested in attending leave a comment at the end of the article.

Fans in attendance will have the chance to welcome back Rudy Gay from his gold medal winning appearance at the World Championships, hang out with 2010 All-Star Zach Randolph and talk about the upcoming season with O.J. Mayo, Marc Gasol and Mike Conley.Grizzlies fans will also have the opportunity to get coaching strategy from Head Coach Lionel Hollins and learn about the business of basketball from General Manager Chris Wallace.Luncheon goers will have the chance to take part in the silent and live auctions held throughout the event featuring unique memorabilia and one-of-a-kind fan experiences as well. Individual tickets are $60, with tables of 10 available for $500.For $2,000, fans can purchase a table that will allow them to sit with a Grizzlies player, coach or executive.All proceeds benefit Memphis Grizzlies House at St. Jude Childrens Research Hospital. Doors open at 11 a.m., followed by the event and program from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.Tables will go fast, so fans are encouraged to reserve a spot today.Pepsi, Mercury Printing, ServiceMaster and the Lighting Source are associate sponsors of the 10th Annual Tip-Off Luncheon. This season, fans who want to attend both the Tip-Off Luncheon on Monday, Oct. 25 and the popular Grizz Gala at Gold Strike Casino Resort on Saturday, Feb. 12 can take advantage of the Grizzlies Lets Get Together Event Package.For the cost of only $1,400, fans can get a table of 10 for the Tip-Off Luncheon and 10 General Admission tickets to Grizz Gala, a savings of $100. A second Lets Get Together Event Package allows Grizzlies faithful to purchase a general admission ticket for both the Tip-Off Luncheon and the Grizz Gala for only $160, saving $25.

For further information, visit or call the Grizzlies registration line at (901) 205-1206.

In a different matter the Grizzlies 2010-11 Season Tickets are on sale now and feature all 45 regular season and preseason home games. Grizzlies Season Tickets start at just $5 per game in the Terrace Level and $25 per game in the Plaza Level with 6,000 seats available at $10 or less per game.

Call (901) 888-HOOP or visit Single game tickets go on sale on Oct. 2. Tell them 3 Shades of Blue sent you!

Sunday, October 3rd is the Grizzlies Open Practice at FedEx Forum.

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