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April Eliason

Community InvolvementEventsIn The News
March 30, 2020

Elliot Perry, Justise Winslow join Memphis Athletic Ministries to distribute food

Article written by: Jonah Jordan Elliot Perry and Memphis Athletic Ministries Interim President Kim Cherry arrived at the MAM Memphis Grizzlies Center well before the food distribution line opened at 10 a.m. Friday . They were met with a long line of ministry members waiting to pick up one of 400…
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MAM Miscellaneous
March 18, 2020

COVID-19 Update Including Food Distribution Locations

MAM will follow the closure of Shelby County Schools. At this time, we plan to reopen April 6.  Shelby County Schools is distributing free meals at multiple sites across the county during the extended closure. Distribution sites will be open Monday-Friday between the hours of 11:00 am - 1:00 pm. …
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MAM Miscellaneous
March 12, 2020

A message for the MAM community regarding COVID-19

Following the lead of Shelby County Schools, MAM will be closed March 14  - 29 to protect our students and their families and our staff from the spread of the coronavirus. To help our families prepare for this extended closure we will be open Friday, March 13, from 10 am…
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March 5, 2020

MAM Coaches Attend Up2Us Coach Training Institute

Highly trained coaches can be the most transformative adults in young people's lives and can inspire their success on the field, in the classroom, and in life. - Up2Us Sports Since the fall of 2013, MAM has partnered with Up2Us Sports, a nationwide leader, trainer, and developer of sports-based youth…
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SportsSuccess Stories
February 5, 2020


Through team sports, youth will inevitably improve their athletic skills, but did you know that team sports also promote character and personal development? According to Up2Us Sports, research on youth sports demonstrates the following benefits: Development of pro-social behavior Reduced antisocial and criminal behaviors Lower rates of school dropout and…
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Community InvolvementEventsIn The NewsPartnersSports
January 22, 2020

Memphis Grizzlies Host 4th Annual Basketball Tournament

Article written by: Courtney Echols MEMPHIS, Tenn. ( The Memphis Grizzlies continue to instill their love for basketball in young adults Saturday. The team hosted their 4th annual 3 on 3 on tournament and discussion panel at the Memphis Athletic Ministries in Southeast Memphis. By the end of the tournament…
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January 2, 2020

What do you learn at MAM?

MAM points us in the right direction by teaching us about God. Harold, 10th grade, MAM Hamilton   I have learned about the importance of Jesus in my life. MAM is a place where I can come and be myself. Bella, 8th grade, MAM Leawood   During daily devotionals, I…
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Community InvolvementEventsIn The NewsPartnersSuccess Stories
December 13, 2019

MAM’s Christmas Store provides $20,000 to parents for gifts

Article Written By: Annette Peagler Dozens of Memphis Athletic Ministries parents filled the Target on Poplar and Ridgeway Thursday for MAM’s annual Christmas store. Parents say it’s a huge help. “It’s just hard to keep up with everything plus Christmas. This is a big blessing for us you know,” said…
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Meet a MAM Kid
November 27, 2019

Thanksgiving Q & A

In honor of the holiday, MAM coaches and students participated in a Thanksgiving Q & A.   What is your favorite Thanksgiving food?   Coach Lindsey, associate youth coordinator at MAM Bethel LaBelle: Sweet potato pie   Rodneisha, 8th grader at MAM Bethel LaBelle: My sister's lasagna   Coach Johntavius,…
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November 14, 2019

MAM dedicates flag football season in memory of Brandon Archer, MAM youth coordinator

"Let not your hearts be troubled. Believe in God; believe also in me.”  John 14:1 Brandon Archer, a former Christian Brothers High School and Middle Tennessee State University football player, had only been working at MAM Leawood for a month when he drowned on a canoe trip on Labor Day,…
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