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Mayor wants to paint the town blue & gold

(Source: Memphis Grizzlies) (Source: Memphis Grizzlies)
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MEMPHIS, TN (WMC) -

Memphis Mayor A C Wharton will ask the entire city to show support for the Memphis Grizzlies as they enter the NBA playoffs. He wants to paint the town blue and gold.

The mayor will raise a flag declaring that "we are the capital city for Grizz Nation. The flag represents the creed of our team and our city -- grit and grind."

Elvis Presley's Graceland will light up in blue and gold during the Grizzlies' playoff run. "Go Grizz" will be visible on all four sides of First Tennessee's building downtown, and Memphis Zoo's Avenue of Animals will be dressed in Grizz gear.

To get yourself some Grizz gear, you can stop by a Swag Pickup on Friday, April 17 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. The Swag Pickup will take place at FedEx Forum Grand Lobby. Fans will be able to get Believe Memphis sunglasses and playoff posters.

Fans who want to purchase the latest NBA Playoffs and Grizz gear can stop by the team store Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., or you can wait for the Mobile Griz Den to swing by a neighborhood near you.  To find out where the Mobile Grizz Den will stop, you'll have to follow @memgrizz on Twitter.

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