Hustle to host Financial Literacy day game Thursday

The Memphis Hustle, the NBA G League affiliate of the Memphis Grizzlies, will host its fourth annual Financial Literacy Education Day Game presented by Renasant Bank when the team takes on the Iowa Wolves at Landers Center Thursday, Feb. 10, at 10:30 a.m.

During the game, the Hustle will sport themed jerseys that will be auctioned off to benefit DeSoto Grace, a nonprofit organization dedicated to creating events for people living with inadequacies and would benefit from having more permanent and consistent assistance programs in their local communities. The auction will open at this link on Thursday, Feb. 10, at 9:30 a.m. and will close Thursday, Feb. 17, at 11:59 p.m.

“We’re thrilled to partner with Renasant Bank for our fourth annual Financial Literacy Education Day Game,” said MaKinzie Foos, Memphis Hustle Director of Business Operations. “We’re excited to share financial literacy awareness with the youth in our community and having thousands of students on hand will provide us with a great atmosphere for our game against the Iowa Wolves.”

As many as 2,000 students from schools across the Mid-South will be in attendance for Thursday’s game. Each student in attendance will receive a drawstring bag filled with a Financial Literacy Education Hustle Poster and a special Memphis Hustle item.

“Renasant is excited about sponsoring the fourth annual Financial Literacy Education Day with the Memphis Hustle. It is a great feeling to be able to reach so many students! The number of attending schools tends to grow each year,” said David Smith, Desoto County Market President for Renasant. “This partnership is a great platform to teach kids in our community about financial literacy while having fun cheering on the best team in the NBA G League.”

All-inclusive Floor seats and tables are available for purchase. Additionally, the Memphis Hustle are accepting $50 deposits for groups of 15-or-more. Single Game Tickets are available for purchase at Ticketmaster.com, the Landers Center Box Office, online at memphishustle.com or by calling (901) 888-HOOP.

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