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April Eliason

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,…
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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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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…
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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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Community InvolvementSports
August 6, 2019

MAM to Open New Location in Frayser

MAM has recently opened a new center in zip code 38127 located in MLK College Preparatory High School. Ernie Prude, who has worked with our youth since 2011, is the Neighborhood Director. This new location gives 575 students, grades 9-12 at MLK Prep, and 310 students, grades 6-8 at Westside…
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FaithSportsSuccess StoriesTestimony
July 26, 2019

Connect With a Coach: Mary

Mary was born and raised in Memphis. Although she was "drug" to church every Sunday, she remembers accepting Christ at a young age. As she got older and more involved at her church, Mary could feel her relationship with the Lord growing stronger. Her faith was tested when she became…
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EventsTestimony
July 25, 2019

MAM Students Reflect on Their Time at KAA

In June, 49 high school and middle school boys and girls from MAM Hamilton, MAM Olivet, and MAM Leawood boarded a chartered bus and headed to Kids Across America, a Christian camp for urban youth in Branson, Missouri. Here they experienced an emotionally, physically, and spiritually life-changing week in the…
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