MEMPHIS, Tenn. – The Memphis Redbirds and Memphis Grizzlies are proud to announce Grit & Grind Night on Monday, August 31 at AutoZone Park for the club’s game against the New Orleans Zephyrs.
As part of the special evening, the Redbirds will be wearing commemorative blue-and-gold Grizzlies-themed jerseys on the field. Fans can come away with a jersey by participating in a silent auction from gates open until the end of the sixth inning. Auction winners will be taken onto the field to receive their purchased jersey from their Redbirds player following the game. Proceeds will benefit both the Redbirds Community Fund and Memphis Grizzlies Foundation.
Grizzlies guard Tony Allen will be making a special appearance to meet fans at AutoZone Park that night. The GrindFather will also be signing autographs on the concourse behind home plate when gates open and throwing out a pregame ceremonial first pitch. Allen’s autographed jersey will also be put up for auction.
Co-branded Redbirds-Grizzlies magnet schedules featuring the Grizzlies’ upcoming 2015-16 regular season schedule will be distributed to the first 2,500 ticketed fans upon entry.
Grizz, the Grizz Girls, and Claw Crew will be available for photos with fans and also participate in special in-game promotions and activities. Rick Trotter will serve as guest PA announcer, while “King” Joey returns as on-field emcee for “one night only.”
Among other activities include a Grizzlies selfie station, a prize wheel on the concourse behind home plate, and special section and row giveaways throughout the night. First pitch between the Redbirds and Zephyrs is scheduled for 7:05pm. Gates open at 6pm.
Single-game tickets, including the new All-Inclusive Redbird Club and all of the newly-renovated areas at AutoZone Park, are currently on sale. Contact the Redbirds (901) 721-6000 or visit www.memphisredbirds.com to order or for more information.