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FaithSportsSuccess StoriesTestimony
July 11, 2019

Connect with a Coach: Damion

Damion was born in Greenville, Mississippi, and moved to Memphis when he was 10 years old. A few years after moving to Memphis, Damion was introduced to MAM. He began attending MAM Olivet when he was around 14 years old. Although he was attending church and MAM regularly, Damion didn't…
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FaithMAM MiscellaneousSportsSuccess StoriesTestimony
July 3, 2019

Connect With a Coach: Kasey

Originally from Kansas City, Missouri, Kasey has called Memphis home for the past five years. She grew up going to Kamp Kanakuk, located in Branson, Missouri, with her younger sister. At camp, she saw a reenactment of the crucifixion of Jesus Christ and decided to accept Jesus as her Lord…
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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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FaithMAM MiscellaneousSportsTestimony
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 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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Testimony
May 11, 2017

BRAVERY

“Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or terrified because of them, for the LORD your God goes with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you.” Deuteronomy 31:6 Lynette at KAA   - Summer 2016 “Bravery.” The one word that Lynette, a junior at Hamilton High School,…
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GivingTestimony
June 13, 2016

Markila has questions and Jesus is the answer

Meet Markila, a rising senior honor student at Melrose High School with a bright future. Markila is skeptical. She has questions and she is seeking answers – answers about Christ and Who He is. Markila has heard the gospel every day at MAM Bethel LaBelle for two years. Last summer,…
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