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Join our Memorial Golf Tournament

Please join us for the 13th Ida Ballard Simon (IBS) Memorial Golf Tournament! Golfers will enjoy a Continental Breakfast, Golf, Golf Cart, 9-Hole Snack, Tournament Awards Luncheon, Gifts, Raffles, Prizes, and More


4 Player Scramble


Hole In One
Straight Drive


Saturday, April 29, 2023
Registration: 7:00 a.m.
Shotgun: 8:00 a.m.
Rain Date: To Be Announced


Individual: $ 125.00
Team: $ 500.00


3 Flights: 3 places per Flight (Trophy)


Mirimichi Golf Course
6195 Woodstock Cuba Road
Millington, TN 38053
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Ida Ballard Simon (IBS)
Memorial Golf Tournament
PO Box 770113
Memphis, TN 38177


* Receive up to 20% Off Entry Fees paid by March 31st, 2023

Non-Golfers will enjoy a “Hospitality Day Party”

ENTRY FEE: Individual – $ 25.00 (for non-sponsors)

Additional Plans: TBD

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Our Mission

Why our fund matters

This site has been established to promote the Ida Ballard Simon Memorial Scholarship Fund for graduating seniors that attended Memphis – Shelby County Schools (SCS).

Siblings and Friends of Ida Ballard Simon request your support with our mission to maintain Ida’s love for and influence in academia and her love to reach students needing scholarships and financial assistance to attend college. With your support, our collaborative efforts will continue to assist graduating senior(s) from Memphis – Shelby County Schools (SCS) public high schools to Ida’s under-graduate college alma mater –Lincoln University, Jefferson City, Missouri.

Over the past 14 years, with your help, the Ida Ballard Simon Scholarship Fund awarded 19 scholarships that assisted students in meeting their initial educational / career goals: 3 Full Ride Scholarships, 1 Palladium Scholarship, 4 Platinum Scholarships, and 11 Book /Travel Scholarships.

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After a two-year hiatus (due to Covid-19 Pandemic), the 12th Ida Ballard Simon Memorial Golf Tournament is scheduled for Friday – May 20th, 2022 8:00 am

Mirimichi Golf Course
6195 Woodstock Cuba Rd
Millington, TN 38053

Millington, TN, US
5:31 pm, December 10, 2023
clear sky
Wind: 6 mph
Pressure: 1021 mb
Visibility: 10 km
Sunrise: 6:57 am
Sunset: 4:47 pm

About the Fund

How your support helps

With your support funds raised by this event will be used to assist eligible graduating seniors of Memphis – Shelby County Schools (SCS) to pursue a higher education by:

1Awarding Ida Ballard Simon Memorial Scholarships to Memphis – Shelby County Schools (SCS) graduating seniors interested in attending Lincoln University in Jefferson City, MO (Ida’s Undergraduate Alma Mater)
2Awarding multiple 1st year Book / Travel and Platinum Scholarships to students who are enrolled or accepted into planned career programs – e.g., other Historical Black College or University (HBCU), any junior college or trade school
3Awarding Perseverance Scholarships to students currently enrolled into planned career programs.

Celebrating Scholarship Awardees

2023 Scholarship

Israel Tate
Palladium Scholarship

2022 Scholarship

Kierstyn Pryor
Platinum Scholarship

2021 Scholarship

Mikala Hess
Platinum Perseverance Award

2019 Scholarship

Rachel Summerall (MBCC)
Platinum Scholarship

2018 Scholarship

Greg Odom, Jr
Platinum Plus Scholarship

2017 Scholarship

Tynia O’Neal
Book Scholarship

2016 Scholarships

Brandon Price
Book Scholarship

Mildred Goings
Book Scholarship

2015 Scholarships

Kashuna Wright
Book Scholarship

Alexia Leavy
Book Scholarship

2014 Scholarship

Addison Tucker
4-Yr Scholarship to Lincoln University

2013 Scholarships

Nicholas Thomas
Book Scholarship

Caylon Pettis
Book Scholarship

2012 Scholarships

Ashante Pollard
4-Yr Scholarship to Lincoln University

Raquel Barrett
Travel Scholarship

Maggie Jones
Travel Scholarship

2011 Scholarship

Brittney Clark
4-Yr Scholarship to Lincoln University

2010 Scholarship

Glenise Davis
Book Scholarship

2009 Scholarship

Jasmine Green
Book Scholarship

Apply for the 2022 Scholarships

Two to six book scholarships will be awarded to eligible Class of 2022 Graduates from Memphis and Shelby County, Tennessee Public High Schools.

Completed scholarship applications must be received by Friday - April 22, 2022. Interviews will be held May 2nd – 10th, 2022.


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The Ida Ballard Simon (IBS) Memorial Golf Tournament RETURNS on Friday – May 20th, 2022!

For 11 years, the IBS Memorial Golf Tournament has brought smiles, fun and support to sponsors with a love of philanthropy, sponsors and golfers with the love of camaraderie, golf and good times and to students that persevere with a love to further their education! Each event not only brings the community together for a great time on a scenic, exclusive golf course, but also joins all in the purpose of helping others to achieve life impacting goals.


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