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Community Involvement

Community InvolvementEventsIn The NewsPartners
July 20, 2021

Kids get time with Tigers football players, and receive restful gifts

Article written by: Steven Johnson Find original article here. For about 50 or so kids, July 17 will be a day they’ll remember for some time thanks to the University of Memphis football team. It was part inspiration, part sports, and part surprise. The children, all from the Memphis area,…
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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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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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BoardCommunity Involvement
September 29, 2020

AutoZone’s Charles Blank joins MAM Board

MAM welcomes Charles Blank, vice president of stores for AutoZone to our board. Charles joined AutoZone as a part-time employee in 2000 and became a store manager in 2001. He was named vice president of stores in 2018. “I take pride in developing people for leadership roles, and my strong…
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Community Involvement
June 15, 2020

What families are saying during COVID-19

As we entered the quarantine, we asked ourselves how we could stay connected to our kids, serve their families, and introduce more people to MAM. One answer came in the form of weekly mobile food events. We’ve been honored to serve 5,000 families at 13 food events starting March 27…
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Community InvolvementPartners
June 8, 2020

With a little help from our friends, MAM provides our community with food

“When you work in a nonprofit, it takes a whole bunch of different people who step in to help you in miraculous ways,” said Kim Cherry, interim president and CEO of Memphis Athletic Ministries. Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, MAM and the Mid-South Food Bank hosted 11 food distribution events that…
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Community InvolvementPartners
May 13, 2020

Verizon Foundation joins Memphis Athletic Ministries to feed our community

The Verizon Foundation is uniting with Memphis Athletic Ministries (MAM) to provide high-needs families access to food during the month of May. Verizon awarded MAM, in partnership with the Mid-South Food Bank, a $10,000 grant to provide 14-day food boxes full of non-perishable food, fruits, and vegetables to families in…
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Community InvolvementEventsIn The News
April 30, 2020

Memphis in May competition barbecue team fires up its grills for Memphis Athletic Ministries

Article written by Jennifer Chandler The line of cars in front of Memphis Athletic Ministries' Grizzlies Center on Ball Road started to form at 5:30 a.m. Tuesday. As the smell of barbecue smoke wafted through the air, close to 350 families lined up to patiently wait for a meal of…
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Basketball LeagueCommunity InvolvementVolunteers
April 22, 2020

Volunteer Spotlight: Zak

Zak was introduced to MAM while playing in sports leagues growing up. Last spring, he connected with Charles, neighborhood director at MAM Hamilton, and was invited to help coach Hamilton's basketball team. He accepted this invitation and began to learn more about MAM. Originally, Zak thought MAM was only focused…
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