Grizzlies To Host Midnight Basketball Tournaments

Grizzlies To Host Midnight Basketball Tournaments

The Memphis Grizzlies along with Memphis Gun Down and the Memphis Police Department will host Midnight Basketball tournaments at the Memphis Athletic Ministries’ Grizzlies Athletic Center (2107 Ball Rd. Memphis, 38114) every Saturday (excluding Independence Day weekend) throughout the summer beginning on June 22 from 7 – 11 p.m. The last tournament date is set to be August 3.
Memphis, Tenn. – The Memphis Grizzlies along with Memphis Gun Down and the Memphis Police Department will host Midnight Basketball tournaments at the Memphis Athletic Ministries’ Grizzlies Athletic Center (2107 Ball Rd. Memphis, 38114) every Saturday (excluding Independence Day weekend) throughout the summer beginning on June 22 from 7 – 11 p.m.
 
The last tournament date is set to be August 3.
As part of a bigger effort to reduce crime amongst teenagers, the Midnight Basketball tournaments will serve as a positive alternative during noted high crime hours on Saturdays. Each Saturday there will be a separate double-elimination style tournament. Each game within the tournament will be up to ten minutes, with winners advancing to the next round. Participants, ages 16-20, can either come with a team of five or be paired up with other individuals to form a team. There is no cost to participate. Registration will begin at 6:30 p.m. For more information or to pre-register, visit http://memphisgundown.org/. Launched by Mayor
A C Wharton in February 2013, Memphis Gun Down is an evidence-based youth gun violence reduction plan with five core prongs: Suppression; Community Mobilization; Youth Opportunities; Intervention; and Organizational Change and Development. Plan goals include reducing youth gun violence by ten percent citywide and by twenty percent in selected focus areas of South Memphis and
Frayser.  For more information please visit
www.memphisgundown.org.
Fans who want to support the Memphis Grizzlies and purchase 2013-14 Season Tickets can do so by calling (901) 888-HOOP or going online to grizzlies.com.  Season Tickets start at $11 per game.  For more information on the Grizzlies, please visit grizzlies.com, ‘like’ Memphis Grizzlies on Facebook or follow on Twitter (@memgrizz).
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