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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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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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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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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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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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August 15, 2018

Former Memphis Grizzlies Coach Hosts Back To School Bash

  MEMPHIS, Tenn. (localmemphis.com), August 11, 2018- A former Memphis Grizzlies coach helped students stock up with school supplies. Lionel Hollins hosted a Back to School Bash at the Memphis Athletic Ministries Grizzlies Center Saturday. More than 400 students received school supplies, free health and dental screenings, and haircuts. "Being here, using their facility, it…
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August 15, 2018

Local Memphis Live: Tuxes and Tennies

Local Memphis Live with Amy Speropoulos, Friday, July 12, 2018 View the video below to learn more about our upcoming event to celebrate twenty years of ministry. MAM President and CEO, Randy Odom, along with Community Engagement Coordinator, Paaton Karel, stop by the MAM Grizzlies Center in formal wear to…
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August 15, 2018

Local Memphis Live: Memphis Athletic Ministries

Local Memphis Live with Amy Speropoulos, Thursday, July 12, 2018. View the video below to catch a glimpse of MAM's Summer Academy. Our President and CEO Randy Odom gives a quick tour of the MAM Grizzlies Center and stops by one of our literacy classes.   IT STARTED AS A…
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July 24, 2018

Volunteers gather to paint mural at Memphis Athletic Ministries

Channel 24, Local Memphis News, July 11, 2018 MEMPHIS, Tenn. (localmemphis.com) - In uptown Memphis Wednesday, dozens of people came together to paint a mural on the basketball court of Memphis Athletic Ministries. Volunteers from St. Jude, Clean Memphis, and MAM's staff and youth worked with the city of Memphis and the…
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