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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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January 22, 2020

Memphis Grizzlies Host 4th Annual Basketball Tournament

Article written by: Courtney Echols MEMPHIS, Tenn. (localmemphis.com)- 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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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 InvolvementEventsIn The NewsSports
October 4, 2019

Community-Wide 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament at the Memphis River Parks

Written by: Corey Davis An upcoming basketball tournament is the latest in a line of unique summer events slated to make Memphis' riverfront more energized. Memphis Athletic Ministries (MAM) — in partnership with the Boys and Girls Club of Greater Memphis and Grizzlies Youth Basketball — will be holding its…
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July 16, 2019

Hundreds participate in 901 intern volunteer day

Written by: Istvan Bardos MEMPHIS, Tenn. (localmemphis.com) – Hundreds of interns from Memphis’ largest companies teamed up for a day of service. Friday was 901 intern volunteer day. Local 24 caught up with volunteers at Memphis Athletic Ministries. They played games and took part in summer activities with the kids.…
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GolfIn The NewsSports
July 8, 2019

Vince Alfonso, Jr., on Coaching with Simplicity

MAM Golf Director, Vince Alfonso, Jr., was recently featured in the Professional Golfers' Association's Magazine for his focus on coaching with simplicity.   Vince Alfonso, Jr., on the importance of coaching with simplicity: Much of my career, now almost five decades long, has involved evolving the sport at the youth…
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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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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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