The MAM Classic is this city's longest running youth basketball tournament.
In 1991 Dr. Larry Edwards, a physical education instructor at the University of Memphis, created the tournament to foster community awareness among various areas of Memphis, both urban and suburban.
Now in its 32nd year serving the Mid-South, the MAM Classic has become a holiday tradition for many youth basketball teams in Memphis.
Now, in 2023 the MAM Classic has become a holiday tradition for many youth teams in Memphis.
Over 100 boys and girls recreational, church, and school teams participate in the tournament each year. Teams will battle it out in various locations throughout Shelby County. The event tips off on Wednesday, December 20th at the Memphis Sports and Events Center at Liberty Park. Championship games will be held on Saturday, December 23rd at Briarcrest Christian School.
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This year’s tournament is only possible with valuable team players and sponsors!
Tournament proceeds will support Memphis Athletic Ministries’ year-round, Christ-centered programming, which seeks to coach, grow, and lead the youth of Memphis.