All Posts By

April Eliason

SportsSuccess Stories
February 5, 2020

#BiggerThanSports

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…
Read More
Community InvolvementEventsIn The NewsPartnersSports
January 22, 2020

Memphis Grizzlies Host 4th Annual Basketball Tournament

Article written by: Courtney Echols MEMPHIS, Tenn. (localmemphis.com)- 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…
Read More
Faith
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…
Read More
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…
Read More
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,…
Read More
EventsSports
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,…
Read More
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…
Read More
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…
Read More
Giving
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…
Read More
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…
Read More