MEMPHIS, Tennessee - Two Memphis sports institutions, the Memphis Redbirds and Memphis Grizzlies, have once again teamed up for "Grit Grind Night" at AutoZone Park on Wednesday, Aug. 30, as the Redbirds host the Iowa Cubs.
Grizzlies offseason free agent signings Tyreke Evans, who played college basketball at the University of Memphis, and Mario Chalmers are scheduled to be in attendance to sign autographs and throw out ceremonial first pitches, and they are slated to be joined by Grizz, as well as Grizzlies entertainment groups Grizz Girls, Grizzline, Grannies & Grandpas, and Claw Crew.
In addition, the Redbirds will be wearing all-new Grizzlies-themed jerseys, which will be auctioned during the game with proceeds benefiting both the Redbirds Community Fund and the Memphis Grizzlies Foundation. Fans winning a jersey in the auction will go onto the field after the game to meet the Redbirds player or coach and have it autographed.
First pitch is scheduled for 6:35 p.m., and gates will open at 5:30.
Tickets can also be purchased over the phone at (901) 721-6000, or at the AutoZone Park Box Office. Fans can use the online promo code "GritGrind" for Field Box, Dugout, or Club Level tickets that include a hot dog/soda voucher.
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