The Memphis Grizzlies are giving out free tickets for Monday's game against the visiting New Orleans Pelicans to employees impacted by the ongoing United States federal government shutdown.
Furloughed government workers can show their federal government I.D. at the FedExForum box office to claim a pair of tickets while supplies last.
“We want to open our doors to support federal government workers who are currently facing stress and uncertainty,” Grizzlies president of business operations Jason Wexler said in a team release. “As they constantly support us each day, we want to express our appreciation for all they do with this small gesture and provide them the opportunity to join us for free at our annual MLK Jr. Celebration Game.”
The Grizzlies rank 14th in the Western Conference with a 19-25 record. Though the team has won just three times in its last 17 games, Memphis still possesses a winning record (11-10) at home this season.