Community Involvement

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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Community InvolvementPartnersVolunteers
April 8, 2020

Volunteer Spotlight: Germantown Presbyterian Church

As each has received a gift, use it to serve one another, as good stewards of God's grace. 1 Peter 4:10   For nearly a decade, Germantown Presbyterian Church has committed their local missions efforts to education through a volunteer partnership with MAM. These volunteers help MAM students with their…
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Community InvolvementEventsIn The News
March 30, 2020

Elliot Perry, Justise Winslow join Memphis Athletic Ministries to distribute food

Article written by: Jonah Jordan Elliot Perry and Memphis Athletic Ministries Interim President Kim Cherry arrived at the MAM Memphis Grizzlies Center well before the food distribution line opened at 10 a.m. Friday . They were met with a long line of ministry members waiting to pick up one of 400…
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Community InvolvementEventsIn The NewsPartnersSports
January 22, 2020

Memphis Grizzlies Host 4th Annual Basketball Tournament

Article written by: Courtney Echols MEMPHIS, Tenn. ( 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…
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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…
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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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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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