Marc Gasol and Mike Conley get an impromptu interview from former St. Jude patient Adam Cruthirds at the Grizzlies Tip-Off Luncheon.

The Memphis Grizzlies tip off the regular season tomorrow night, welcoming back a familiar face: Tony Allen and his new teammates, the New Orleans Pelicans.

So that means it’s also Tip-Off Luncheon time. The Grizzlies annual event raises money for St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital and really serves to cement the bond between the team and the hospital. There were live auctions and players dined with fans at center court of FedExForum.

Check out these images, plus video of where Chandler Parsons, Mike Conley and David Fizdale think the team is as the Grizzlies start their next campaign to make the NBA Playoffs: