The MLK Jr holiday weekend was selected to be the time frame for the Music City Roundball Classic out of respect to the man the holiday honors. Martin Luther King, Jr. was an educated man and an educator. The Classic wishes to honor his vision and quest for equality in every sector which in our opinion begins with education. Thus on the MLK holiday, Monday, January 16th, 2017, during the seven games slated for that day, there will be tributes to Martin Luther King Jr. to honor him, his dream, his life and his accomplishments. We will also present the Drum Major for Justice MLK humanitarian award to someone who exemplifies the life and pursuits of the late Martin Luther King, Jr.
Each year, low-income students face barriers to college access and success, as they often lack the guidance and support they require to prepare for college, apply for financial aid, persist throughout their studies, and ultimately graduate from college. Armed with this knowledge, in March 2014, Eva M. Lemeh, converted her vision to assist young people to further their education to the highest achievable educational level, into action and established the Music City MLK Roundball Classic, Inc., a 501c3 tax exempt, non-profit organization.