Community InvolvementFaithSuccess StoriesTestimony
June 19, 2019

Connect with a Coach: Jerjuanna

Native of Greenville, Mississippi, Jerjuanna says she somewhat grew up as a "preacher's kid" because the father figure in her life - her uncle - was a pastor. Although she went to church every Sunday, she only followed that lifestyle because she had to. She went on to receive a…
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Community InvolvementFaithSportsSuccess StoriesTestimony
June 12, 2019

Connect with a Coach: James

A native of Memphis, James currently serves as an Associate Youth Coordinator (AYC) at MAM Leawood. He grew up playing basketball which molded his educational path. After graduating from Cordova High School, James went to Cincinnati State Technical Community College (Cincinnati, OH) and played basketball. He then transferred to Delta…
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Community InvolvementFaith
June 10, 2019

Why I chose MAM for my family

My family has been attending MAM for four years now. I have three kids in MAM programs: Reagan (7), Martinez (8), and Justin (11). When I was looking for an after-school program for my kids, I chose MAM because I felt safe here. When we started coming, the coaches were…
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FaithSportsTestimony
June 4, 2019

Connect with a Coach: Danielle

Danielle currently serves as a Teacher at MAM Olivet. She is originally from McMinnville, TN, and moved to Memphis five years ago. Before working at MAM, Danielle attended Union University, pursuing a degree in Physical Education while playing softball. Softball introduced her to a coach who would go on to…
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FaithIn The News
May 21, 2019

Randy Odom: How basketball coaches can ‘model the ways of Christ’

As a freshman in high school, Randy Odom was pretty much taking care of himself. His mother had died, and his dad was working two jobs. But the latchkey kid’s life was changed when his basketball coach took an interest in him and helped him get a college scholarship. His…
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Community InvolvementIn The NewsSportsSuccess Stories
May 15, 2019

Former MAM Kid Gives Back with Gatorade Play It Forward Grant

En'Dya Buford finished her junior year averaging 26.3 points, 8.4 assists, 7.3 rebounds, 5.9 steals, and 1.1 blocks. The guard led the Olive Branch Conquistadors to claim the Class 5A State Tournament where she also won the MVP Award. Among her many accomplishments is being named a Gatorade Player of…
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Community InvolvementFaithIn The NewsSports
May 14, 2019

Memphis Athletic Ministries for youth isn’t just recreational and educational. It’s incarnational.

Written by David Waters The real aim of MAM isn’t to teach basketball to the 700 kids who show up every day. It is to build community and strengthen families by demonstrating God’s love. When local basketball legend Anfernee “Penny” Hardaway showed up at the Memphis Athletic Ministries annual Christmas…
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Community InvolvementIn The NewsPartnersSports
May 2, 2019

MAM is Named a Finalist for the Jr NBA Program of the Year

The Jr. NBA Program of the Year presented by Under Armour recognizes youth basketball organizations across the country that embody the core values of the Jr. NBA through their everyday programming and make an extraordinary impact on the youth in their communities. The following six organizations have been named as the…
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Community InvolvementEventsIn The News
April 29, 2019

Ashley Home Stores partners with Memphis organizations for bed giveaway

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (localmemphis.com) -- One hundred Memphis children will rest easy in brand new beds. Ashley Home Stores teamed up with Memphis Boys and Girls Club, Memphis Athletic Ministries, and the Refugee Empowerment Program for a day with Coach Mike Norvell and the Memphis Tigers, and it's a day they'll…
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In The News
April 23, 2019

Nike awards $100,000 to Memphis nonprofits, schools

Nike has awarded 14 Memphis-area nonprofit organizations and schools a combined $100,000 to help children be more active. The grants, awarded through the Nike Community Impact Fund, support programs that get kids moving through play, sport and physical activity. The grants were determined by a select group of employees from…
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