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April Eliason

January 19, 2023

MAM Grieves Alongside Harvest Church

As many of you know, the Memphis faith community experienced an immeasurable loss this week. Harvest Church, a close MAM partner, tragically lost four of its leaders in a plane crash in Texas, several of which were close friends and colleagues of our staff.  It is hard to find the…
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In The NewsVideo
January 11, 2023

Memphis Athletic Ministries in need of support after flooding Article written by Joyce Peterson and Lydian Kennin Find original article here. MEMPHIS, Tenn. (WMC) - The call is going out for generous Memphians to save the day. Memphis Athletic Ministries (MAM), a faith-based non-profit that helps 2,000 kids and their families every year, needs help of its own right now.…
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December 13, 2022

Memphis non-profit gives families in need a holiday shopping spree

Article written by: Bria Jones Find original article here. A local non-profit organization spread some holiday cheer by giving away $20,000 to families in need during its annual holiday shopping spree event on Tuesday. A prayer circle kicked off the holiday shopping spree at the East Memphis Target. Constance Givens…
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December 9, 2022

Memphis Athletic Ministries (MAM) & Partners Brightening the Holidays with Shopping Spree for Families of 120 Local Youth

With the season of giving and goodwill upon us, Memphis Athletic Ministries (MAM) is preparing for a very special holiday tradition. MAM is treating families of over 120 youth with a shopping spree on Tuesday, December 6, to help them make this an unforgettable Christmas. The annual holiday event is…
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December 2, 2022

MAM to attend Georgetown University’s New Strategies Symposium

Memphis Athletic Ministries (MAM) and Brian McCurry, Chief Development Officer, are honored to be funded by Thrivent to virtually participate in New Strategies, an advanced online training program conducted over two consecutive Wednesdays and Thursdays from November 30th to December 8th by Georgetown University’s Business for Impact. McCurry will join…
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Community InvolvementEventsSports
November 1, 2022

Banking & Buckets, a Financial Literacy & Basketball Camp

Article written by Sara Boscarino. Find original article here. TAKE A STEP TOWARDS FINANCIAL LITERACY WITH MAM’S BANKING AND BUCKETS   Financial Literacy is the ability to understand financial concepts and have the knowledge necessary to make important financial decisions.    IN THE UNITED STATES, FOUR IN SEVEN AMERICANS ARE FINANCIALLY ILLITERATE.…
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October 31, 2022

Why Sports?

Since 1998, MAM has used sports, like that which showcases a compound bow case, to draw youth into our neighborhood centers. Thousands of youth have been impacted by our sports programming over the years. In addition to the obvious physical benefits, sports also promote mental, social, and emotional health among…
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In The NewsSuccess Stories
August 23, 2022

Jonathan Torres to Join SCORE’s Seventh Cohort Of Complete Tennessee Leadership Institute

We are excited to announce that MAM President & CEO Jonathan Torres has been selected to join SCORE's seventh cohort of Complete Tennessee Leadership Institute. He joins an incredible team of leaders across the state of Tennessee in the year-long program aimed to equip individuals with strategies, tools, and knowledge…
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Success Stories
July 15, 2022

MAM Coaches are Making an Impact

Oveira (pictured far right), Youth participant at MAM Leawood: 2012-2022 Oveira, part-time coach at MAM Leawood: Summer 2022 “ I was impacted by a coach in a way that I never thought I could be. She really opened up her heart to me, and I was able to be vulnerable…
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July 15, 2022

A Life-Changing Trip for High School Students at MAM

In early June at the crack of dawn, 27 high school students and 5 MAM coaches loaded a bus headed to Kids Across America (KAA), a 240-acre camp located in Branson, Missouri. Youth had the opportunity to do activities like the high-adventure ropes course, swimming, and ziplining while building deeper…
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