Memphis Light, Gas and Water will host the 6th Annual MLGW United Way Basketball Tournament Nov. 1-2 at Penny Hardaway’s FastBreak Court at Methodist University Hospital Gym, 1287 Linden Ave., across from Central High School’s Crump Stadium in Midtown.
The tournament will run from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 1 and 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 2
Parking is available across the street from the gym at Central High. There will be a banner reading “MLGW United Way Basketball Tournament” displayed in front of the gym.
Admission to the tournament is $3.00, children 12 and under are admitted for free. Food and beverages will be available. All proceeds including ticket revenue and concessions will benefit United Way of the Mid-South.
Competing teams in the tournament include MLGW employee teams as well as other amateur teams from around Memphis. An MLGW team won the tournament last year. The tournament is organized by MLGW’s Kevin Watkins, a Work Management Process Alignment engineer who is also MLGW’s 2014 United Way campaign chair.
MLGW employees are consistently in the top five for per capita donations to United Way of the Mid-South, and 100% of all MLGW contributions come from employee donations. In 2013, MLGW’s United Way campaign raised $633,260.
For more information (or how to register a team), please contact Jackie Reed, Lead, Media Specialist, Communications & Public Relations
Phone: (901) 528-4557 or Cell: (901) 692-8254