EventsGivingIn The News
June 14, 2021

Helicopter ball drop requires extraordinary prep work

Article written by: Tom Bailey Find original article here. At noon on July 17, a helicopter will carefully maneuver among multiple transmission lines that crisscross the driving range, hover 60 feet high, and drop up to 1,000 colorful golf balls toward 13 tiny holes that Vince Alfonso will have dug.…
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Sports
May 4, 2021

Physical Fitness Challenge

Throughout the pandemic, MAM has searched for ways to keep youth and coaches safe while emphasizing the importance of physical fitness. The fitness challenge gives youth daily physical fitness exercises to complete (such as push-ups, sit-ups, and jumping jacks) each month while competing across MAM sites. MAM coaches encourage youth…
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MAM Miscellaneous
March 17, 2021

MAM Names New President & CEO

We have exciting news to share about the leadership at Memphis Athletic Ministries. Jonathan Torres, vice president and chief operating officer at MAM, will become president and chief executive officer on April 1. Torres has been with MAM since 2014. He takes the top executive role after an 18-month CEO…
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MAM Miscellaneous
January 27, 2021

Kenyatta Morris Awarded Mentor Practitioner of the Year by MENTOR Memphis Grizzlies

In celebration of National Mentoring Month, local mentoring organization MENTOR Memphis Grizzlies hosted a virtual awards ceremony to highlight people and organizations that are making a difference through mentoring. MAM Mentor Program Director, Kenyatta Morris, was recognized for her outstanding leadership and received the Mentor Practitioner of the Year award.…
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Success StoriesTestimony
January 25, 2021

Second Generation Mentors Keep Loving Memphis Kids

Article written by: Kate Lareau This is the power of mentoring: having a person, or more than one person, who is present through the ups and downs.ย  Thereโ€™s no perfect way to mentor, no secret code, and the mentor doesnโ€™t have to be perfectโ€”just present. And that presence, through the…
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EventsIn The NewsVideo
December 23, 2020

Video: Nonprofit steps in to bring families joy before Christmas

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Success Stories
December 23, 2020

MAM selected as one of The Commercial Appeal’s Top Workplaces in 2020

MAM is excited to announce that we have been selected as one of The Commercial Appeal's Top Workplaces in 2020. We are extremely proud of this achievement. All companies and organizations that have been honored this year are listed below (courtesy of The Commercial Appeal). The following employers are the…
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Community InvolvementEventsPartners
December 16, 2020

More than 300 youth at MAM received brand new coats

Last week, hundreds of MAM kids received new coats from FedEx and national nonprofit Operation Warm. MAM staff helped youth size themselves before they chose from hundreds of colorful winter coats at the MAM Grizzlies Center. Afterwards, staff sorted the remaining coats and delivered them to five MAM sites across…
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Community InvolvementEventsSports
October 19, 2020

MAM to Partner with 901 Hoop World and the City of Memphis to Host The Platform

The coronavirus pandemic has threatened the dreams of countless high school athletes across the country. 901 Hoop World, the City of Memphis, and Memphis Athletic Ministries (MAM) are teaming up to host a unique opportunity for high school players to showcase their skills to coaches and scouts near and far.…
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Sports
October 8, 2020

Sports Look Different These Days at MAM

Since the inception of Memphis Athletic Ministries in 1998, thousands of youth from across the Mid-South have played in MAM leagues and tournaments. Unfortunately the coronavirus pandemic has forced MAM to pause team sports for the time being and refocus our attention on physical fitness. Youth attending MAM participate in…
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