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Elementary Teams

Dates: December 21-23
Cost: $50

Boys 3rd, 4th, and 5th Grade
Girls 4th and 5th Grade

Game Times:
Thursday, December 21: 9 am – 9 pm
Friday, December 22: 1 – 9 pm
Saturday, December 23: 9 am – 6 pm

Middle School* Teams

Dates: December 20-23

Boys 8th, JV, and 6th Grade
Girls 8th, JV, and 6th Grade

Game Times:
Wednesday, December 20: 4 – 9 pm
Thursday, December 21: 9 am – 9 pm
Friday, December 22: 1 – 9 pm
Saturday, December 23: 9 am – 6 pm

*Must be affiliated with a middle school & eligible to play under TSMAA guidelines.

Impact on MAM

Memphis Athletic Ministries (MAM) exists to coach, grow and lead the youth of Memphis by helping them discover their identity in Christ and their purpose in the community. MAM’s vision is to see identity found, hope restored, and lives changed. MAM provides year-round, Christ-centered mentoring programs with well-trained staff to youth ages 8 to 18 at four centers in low-income neighborhoods.

All proceeds will be used to support MAM programs.

Years Serving Memphis
Teams Participate Yearly
Athletes Participate Yearly


In 1991 Dr. Larry Edwards, a physical education instructor at the University of Memphis, created the tournament 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 Classic in the 2000s, the tournament has over 100 recreational, church, and school teams for boys and girls. Games are played at various urban and suburban locations throughout Shelby County. The MAM Classic is not only our largest fundraiser each year, but also a Memphis tradition in the world of local youth sporting events.

Contact Information

Kevin Windsor
(901) 653-4484

Sponsorship Contact Information
Brian McCurry
(901) 305-5248


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