Monica Vunk recently danced in a full studio with other seniors vying to become a member of the Grizzlies Grannies & Grandpas during an audition clinic at Sub Roy Studios. — has enough years and pounds to match its enthusiasm."I love to dance, but I didn't know that until I hit 50," said Raleigh resident Opal Smith, 65, who for 12 years has been a member of the "Grizzlies Grannies & Grandpas," the senior adjunct to the team's professional cheerleading squad, the Grizz Girls."It keeps me up and it keeps my weight down and it keeps my blood pressure beautiful," added "Granny" Georgia Gathright, 77.
"When I heard about the grannies, I went out and tried," Vunk said. The Grizz Girls are svelte, minimally dressed pinups who can do flips and splits.
Each of these aspects of a basketball game is a surefire crowd-pleaser.
As one would-be Grizz Granny wrote on a registration form, clarifying her desire to join the team: "So my grandbaby could be proud to see her granny strut her stuff!
At 121 Girls our grannies are experts; they are seductive and hot and are waiting for your call.
You can also text our grannies and they will share a trick or two with you. They are older, wiser, more seductive and far less easy to shock.
SUPER GRANNY—DEFENDER OF JUSTICE This is a true story An elderly Florida lady did her shopping, and upon returning to her car, found four males in the act of leaving with her vehicle.
She tried and tried, and then it dawned on her why. Realizing her little faux pas, she thought she better report her mistake at the police station. When she told the officer on duty the story, he wet himself laughing.
The sergeant to whom she told the story nearly tore himself in two with laughter. Being the kind of feisty woman who packs a gun for emergencies, she whipped it out and yelled, “I know how to use it, and I’m quite prepared to. She carefully put her bags on the ground, pointed a finger and shouted, “You men get out of my car! She again pointed her finger and shouted, “You men get out of my car.” Nothing happened.
He pointed to the other end of the counter, where four pale men were reporting a car jacking by a mad, elderly woman described as white, less than five feet tall, glasses, curly white hair, and carrying a large handgun. She then opened her pocketbook, took out her barrel, pointed it at the men and shouted, “You men, I’ve told you twice to get out of my car. ” This time the doors flew open and the two men ran like jackrabbits.
Tryouts will be held at the Landers Center, located at 4560 Venture Dr, Southaven, MS, with registration beginning at 3 p.m. The Grannies & Grandpas are volunteers, enduring tryouts and practices for the joy, exercise and family-and-Facebook fame that accompanies transforming a Fed Ex Forum timeout into a spectacle of mature if not entirely geriatric gyration.
But as a season-ticket or "Power Pack" holder for the 16 seasons in which the Memphis Grizzlies have been in existence, I am here to testify that there is no more certain way to rouse a hometown crowd to a pitch of happy frenzy than to pack the court with a dance team that — how to say this?