Tony Allen and Ed Davis provide holiday cheer to Frayser community

Posted by Eric Bleier on November 11, 2013

Over 500 boxes of food for Thanksgiving were distrubted

Over 500 boxes of food for Thanksgiving were distrubted

Photo courtesy Eric Bleier

Part of the Grizzlies giving thanks throughout the week of November, Tony and Ed provide food to approx. 500

Memphis Grizzlies players Tony Allen and Ed Davis gave back to the community by donating and distributing holiday food baskets to 500 families at Ed Rice Community Center (2907 N. Watkins St. Memphis 38127) for the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday as part of the Grizzlies’ Season of Giving on Thursday, November 7th from 4 – 6 p.m.

The food baskets included turkey, macaroni and cheese, stuffing, green beans, cornbread and brownie mix. The distribution of the food among all the boxes was assisted by Big League Movers and other volunteers. “With the assistance of all these great volunteers this event was our smoothest ever,” said Daniel Peterson, Coordinator with the Memphis Grizzlies Healthy Home Court and Fitness programs.  The Grizzlies organization is extraordinarily grateful for all the volunteers’ help and focus.

The Memphis Grizzlies will be spreading holiday cheer across the City of Memphis as they prepare to give thanks this week and throughout the month of November. Grizzlies players, coaches, family members and staff will team with community partners to make a difference in the lives of children and families by hosting several charitable events throughout the Thanksgiving month to give thanks to the City of Memphis.

Fans who want to support the Memphis Grizzlies and purchase 2013-14 Season Tickets, or 11- and 20-Game Packs can do so by calling (901) 888-HOOP or going online to  Season Tickets start at $11 per game.  20-game packs start at $12 per game and 11-game packs start as low as $14 per game. For more information on the Grizzlies, please visit, ‘like’ Memphis Grizzlies on Facebook or follow on Twitter (@memgrizz). 


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