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April Eliason

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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Community InvolvementEventsPartnersSports
November 8, 2019

Memphis Grizzlies to Present the 27th Annual MAM Classic

Article By: Memphis Grizzlies The Memphis Grizzlies announced today that they will partner with Memphis Athletic Ministries (MAM) to present the city’s longest-running holiday basketball tournament, the MAM Classic. Formerly known as the MAM Christmas Classic, the 2019 MAM Classic presented by the Memphis Grizzlies will take place Dec. 17-21. The tournament…
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FaithSuccess Stories
November 7, 2019

What has your MAM coach taught you about Jesus?

“I have no greater joy than to hear that my children are walking in the truth.” 3 John 1:4   My MAM coach has taught me that God is my Savior, and He gave up His son to forgive our sins. My coach taught me that even when it feels…
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October 9, 2019

Become a MAM MVP

As we move into 2020, will you consider joining our team by becoming a MAM MVP? By giving monthly, your gift becomes a long-term investment allowing us to work together to impact the youth of Memphis. Your monthly gift does more than allow our ministry to be sustainable. Your gift…
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Community InvolvementEventsIn The NewsSports
October 4, 2019

Community-Wide 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament at the Memphis River Parks

Written by: Corey Davis An upcoming basketball tournament is the latest in a line of unique summer events slated to make Memphis' riverfront more energized. Memphis Athletic Ministries (MAM) — in partnership with the Boys and Girls Club of Greater Memphis and Grizzlies Youth Basketball — will be holding its…
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Community InvolvementGiving
September 30, 2019

MAM Merchandise

Did you know MAM sells t-shirts, socks, lapel pins, and other cool items? All purchases help fuel MAM's mission to coach, grow, and lead the youth of Memphis by helping them discover their identity in Christ and their purpose in the community. Our new 901 t-shirts are $20 and available…
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Community InvolvementSports
September 17, 2019

MLK Prep, Memphis Athletic Ministries open new community gym in Frayser

By Omer Yusuf, Daily Memphian A storage room at Martin Luther King College Prep High School has been revamped as a newly renovated gym soon to be used by hundreds of students in the Frayser area. Frayser Community Schools, which operates MLK Prep, in partnership with Memphis Athletic Ministries (MAM), unveiled…
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