25th Annual MAM Christmas Classic Basketball Tournament
Proceeds Assist MAM’s Neighborhood Centers
MAM uses organized sports to positively impact the lives of urban, at-risk youth to foster community relationships between diverse segments. All proceeds will be used to support MAM programs.
3 Game Guarantee for Each Division – Trophy Placements
All places are determined in every division, if possible. This format ensures that every team plays at least 3 games. Team trophies are awarded for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place in each division.
Every player and coach will be given a souvenir t-shirt. The t-shirts can be picked up at the Grizzlies Athletic Center (2107 Ball Road) between 12:00pm and 5:00pm on December 15th, or any day during tournament play.
Tournament Pass: $15.00
Children 6 & under: free
Tournament brackets will be available on Friday, December 15th.
In 1991 by Dr. Larry Edwards, a physical education instructor at the University of Memphis, the tournament was created to build community awareness among various areas of Memphis, both urban and suburban. In 1995, Dr. Carl Flinn, a pediatric ophthalmologist, became involved and the tournament was named the Peepers Optical Tournament after his practice. Renamed the MAM Christmas Classic in 2004, the tournament has 150 to 200 recreational, church and school teams for boys and girls ages 8, 10, 12, 14, 16 and 18 and under participating every year. Games are played at various urban and suburban locations throughout the county. The MAM Classic is not only our largest fundraiser each year, but is also a Memphis tradition in the world of local youth sporting events.