Coach Hollins speaks at a TEAM UP Happy Hour for FedEx employees

Posted by JD Graffam on May 19, 2010

Pictured (L-R) are Tom Schmitt, Stefanie Schwegman, Laurie Tucker, Pete Pranica and Eric Bleier.

Pictured (L-R) are Tom Schmitt, Stefanie Schwegman, Laurie Tucker, Pete Pranica and Eric Bleier.

The Grizzlies Foundation hosted a TEAM UP Happy Hour event March 30th at the Half Shell on Winchester for FedEx employees to discuss the work of the Foundation and its partners and show how members of the community can help. The attendance included employees from FedEx Solutions and FedEx Marketing as well as Tom Schmitt, President and CEO of FedEx Global Supply Chain and leader of Memphis Fast Forward, and Laurie Tucker, Senior Vice President of Corporate Marketing.

As is the case with most of these informational events, light food and beverages were provided and speakers talked to the group about the importance of mentors. Grizzlies television play-by-play announcer Pete Pranica welcomed the group and then introduced Grizzlies Head Coach Lionel Hollins.

Coach Hollins talked about his experiences as a player and a coach in the NBA and described several people who were mentors to him. Much of what he learned still influences his coaching style and approach to developing team members as responsible men.

Guests also had the chance to win Grizzlies giveaways, including autographed coaches binders to go with their new knowledge about how mentoring works and benefits for both mentee and mentor.
If you are interested in inviting the Grizzlies Foundation to speak to a group of your co-workers, colleagues or friends, contact us at (901) 205-TEAM or by email at mentor@grizzlies.com.

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