Grizzlies auction to support Memphis Grizzlies House

Memphis Grizzlies House

Memphis Grizzlies House opened in 2004.


The National Basketball Association’s Memphis Grizzlies are holding a special auction for its fans to show their support for the Memphis Grizzlies House and St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

From April 1 – 10, Grizzlies fans can visit the Grizzlies auction page on and bid on a variety of one-of-a-kind items, including a Grizzlies team captain experience, opportunities to sit on press row, work out with the Grizzlies trainer or receive an autographed basketball.

The high bidder of the Grizzlies team captain experience will receive a pair of floor seats under the basket at the April 15 season finale against the Atlanta Hawks. The winner will have the chance to watch the pre-game shoot-around from the Grizzlies bench, receive a personalized Grizzlies home jersey, meet the Grizzlies and Hawks captains and referees at center court before the game, tour the locker room, be given the game ball and more.

In addition to the online auction, fans attending the April 10 game against the Phoenix Suns will be able to support the Memphis Grizzlies House with the largest in-arena silent auction in team history. Up for bid will be FedExForum court naming rights for the April 15 game against the Atlanta Hawks, tickets to the 2009 NBA Draft in New York, a St. Louis Cardinals road trip package and autographed items from players such as LeBron James, Derrick Rose and others.

See list of in-arena auction items

Money from the auctions will go to support the Memphis Grizzlies House, the short-term stay facility for St. Jude families. Opened in 2004, the Memphis Grizzlies House provides up to 100 families a place to stay while at St. Jude for up to a week. Longer stays are accommodated by the Ronald McDonald House and Target House.

Make your bid now and show your support for the Memphis Grizzlies and for St. Jude


Grizz, the Memphis Grizzlies mascot, and St. Jude patient Ty show how you can help in the fight against childhood cancer by texting GRIZZ to 90999 to make a one-time $5 donation to St. Jude.**



**A one-time charge of $5 will be added to your mobile phone bill. Standard messaging rates and additional fees may apply. All charges are billed by and payable to your mobile service provider. Proceeds benefit St. Jude. Service is available on most carriers. You can unsubscribe at any time by texting STOP to 90999.

April 2009