We work tirelessly to develop Memphis inner city youth into a generation of spiritually strong, productive adults and invite you to join us in our quest. Whether you are able to give, volunteer or pray, there are many ways to get involved and make an impact.

“MAM is not just for those who are athletically inclined, MAM is so much more. Even if you simply spend time teaching our youth to read or helping them practice their handwriting or just listening to their story. That’s what is so important.” -Ruth Hamilton, MAM Volunteer


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Do not neglect to do good and to share what you have, for such sacrifices are pleasing to God. -Hebrews 13:16

Your financial gifts allow us to continue sharing the truth of God’s Word with hundreds of youth in under-resourced neighborhoods throughout our city.  In addition, your support helps fund the crucial programs, tutoring and mentoring for the 750 youth we serve daily at our 8 sites . . . . ultimately transforming lives.

Give Online

Set up a one-time or recurring monthly gift with your credit or debit card.


Give By Mail

If you prefer to pay with check or money order, download our donation form.

Send donations to our office at 2107 Ball Rd. Memphis, TN. 38114

Give Gifts of Stock

Securities can be donated to our Memphis Athletic Ministries Account at Raymond James.

Raymond James
1100 Ridgeway Loop, #600
Memphis, TN  38120-4056
DTC: # 0725
MAM Account #: 26737465

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Shop to Make a Difference

We have two easy ways for you to support our ministry. Both companies will donate to us based on a percentage of your purchases.

Kroger Community Rewards: Simply designate MAM as your charity of choice and then be sure to swipe your Kroger Plus Card every time you shop.  Grocery and fuel purchases will count towards our ministry and you’ll still be able to keep all of your earned rewards. So grab your Kroger Plus card and click here to get started.

AmazonSmile: AmazonSmile is a website operated by Amazon that lets customers enjoy the same wide selection of products, low prices, and convenient shopping features as on Amazon.com. The difference is that when customers shop on AmazonSmile, the AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the price of eligible purchases to the charitable organizations selected by customers. To get started with AmazonSmile click here.

Matching Gifts

Many corporations and businesses offer matching gift programs. This allows you to double your donation to MAM! Find out if your organization has a matching program by contacting your Human Resources Department.

volunteer Volunteer

For you were called to freedom, brothers. Only do not use your freedom as an opportunity for the flesh, but through love serve one another. For the whole law is fulfilled in one word: “You shall love your neighbor as yourself.” – Galatians 5:13-14

Here are the ways you, a small group, or organization can serve our MAM youth.


Homework Helper: Once a month up to four days a week. Take part in homework help by assisting our youth with their studies after school. This opportunity is offered Monday – Thursday ranging from 3:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. during the school year. We have homework help at various locations across the city.

Reading Helper: Once a month up to four days a week. Take part in reading help by reading to our youth in conjunction with our partnership with Literacy Mid-South. This opportunity is offered Monday – Thursday from 3:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. during the school year and at various times during the summer. We have reading help at various locations across the city.

Career Readiness Helper: Once a month or weekly on Wednesday nights. Take part in our career readiness program by helping our staff teach workplace soft skills and discuss workplace issues with our youth.


Coach or Assistant Coach: Scheduled weekly practices and games. We offer year-round opportunities to serve as a coach or assistant coach for multiple sports. Prior knowledge of the sport is desired but not required. Come alongside our staff and build into the lives of our kids by volunteering with one of the following sports:  Basketball, Soccer, Flag Football, Volleyball.

Skill Sharing (one time commitment): Take part in sharing your life with MAM by working with our staff  or youth to use your God-given skills and talents for the benefit of MAM. For example, use your knowledge of computers, marketing, finance, or human resources to help us better serve kids across Memphis.

Experience Building (one time commitment): Help us give our kids new and exciting experiences. Enjoy camping? Have experience canoeing? Have a lake house? Take some time with our staff and kids to create lifelong memories and experiences that will enhance our proclamation of the gospel.


We welcome and encourage all groups to volunteer with us – university clubs and organizations, churches and corporations. Volunteers can join or spearhead a clean-up at the golf course or at one of our eight other locations, co-teach devotionals, host a cookout, teach Vacation Bible school or build intentional relationships with the youth after school. Volunteers can also share a special skill or talent with the youth such as personal financial lessons, computer maintenance, lawn care, healthy eating choices, etc.

Adopt a Team
A small group or business can adopt one of our 60+ teams in our leagues.  Your group would be responsible for cheering and encouraging the team as they play in our leagues.  Come to the games, bring a snack and enjoy some sports. Our hope is that you would build relationships with these students and get to build solid life long relationships with a child.

Contact volunteer@mamsports.org for more information or to get involved.

pray Pray

And this is the confidence which we have toward Him, that if we ask anything according to his will he hears us. -1 John 5:14

To keep Jesus at the forefront of our lives, we believe in the power of prayer and invite you to join us in praying for issues affecting our ministry and the youth we serve.

Join us in 30 Days of Prayer for the Cause of Discipleship

Additional prayer opportunities.

The Community Prayer League was founded in 2012 to engage community members in praying for issues plaguing Memphis at-risk, urban youth and their futures. Our hope is that the Christian community will grow in their commitment to reach out in prayer and deed to under-resourced neighborhoods.

The short weekly email contains a fact about a topic, specific prayer requests and a Bible verse. Simply take the issue to heart as part of your private prayer life.

Sign up for the Community Prayer League.