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MLGW Basketball Tourney Benefits United Way
October 21, 2014

Sixth Annual Tournament – November 1-2

Basketball and United Way – it’s a great way to have fun, enjoy some “roundball” competition and raise funds in basketball-loving Memphis. Memphis Light, Gas and Water will host the 6th Annual MLGW United Way Basketball Tournament November 1-2 at Penny Hardaway’s FastBreak Court at Methodist University Hospital Gym in Midtown.

The tournament runs from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday, November 1 and 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Sunday, November 2. The Methodist University Hospital Gym is located at 1287 Linden Ave. across from Central High School’s Crump Stadium. Parking is available across the street from the gym at Central High. A banner with “MLGW United Way Basketball Tournament” on it will be displayed in front of the gym to identify its location. Admission is $3; children 12 and under are free. Food and beverages will be available.

All proceeds including ticket revenue and concessions benefit the United Way of the Mid-South.

The basketball teams competing 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 being organized for the sixth year by MLGW’s Kevin Watkins, a Work Management Process Alignment engineer who is 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. One hundred percent of all MLGW contributions come from employee donations. In 2013, MLGW’s United Way campaign raised $633,260.

MLGW is the largest three-service public power utility in the nation, serving more than 429,000 customers in Memphis and Shelby County.