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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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Sports
October 8, 2020

Sports Look Different These Days at MAM

Since the inception of Memphis Athletic Ministries in 1998, thousands of youth from across the Mid-South have played in MAM leagues and tournaments. Unfortunately the coronavirus pandemic has forced MAM to pause team sports for the time being and refocus our attention on physical fitness. Youth attending MAM participate in…
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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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EventsPartnersSports
March 5, 2020

MAM Coaches Attend Up2Us Coach Training Institute

Highly trained coaches can be the most transformative adults in young people's lives and can inspire their success on the field, in the classroom, and in life. - Up2Us Sports Since the fall of 2013, MAM has partnered with Up2Us Sports, a nationwide leader, trainer, and developer of sports-based youth…
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SportsSuccess Stories
February 5, 2020

#BiggerThanSports

Through team sports, youth will inevitably improve their athletic skills, but did you know that team sports also promote character and personal development? According to Up2Us Sports, research on youth sports demonstrates the following benefits: Development of pro-social behavior Reduced antisocial and criminal behaviors Lower rates of school dropout and…
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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. (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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EventsSports
November 14, 2019

MAM dedicates flag football season in memory of Brandon Archer, MAM youth coordinator

"Let not your hearts be troubled. Believe in God; believe also in me.”  John 14:1 Brandon Archer, a former Christian Brothers High School and Middle Tennessee State University football player, had only been working at MAM Leawood for a month when he drowned on a canoe trip on Labor Day,…
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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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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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Community InvolvementSports
September 17, 2019

MLK Prep, Memphis Athletic Ministries open new community gym in Frayser

By Omer Yusuf, Daily Memphian A storage room at Martin Luther King College Prep High School has been revamped as a newly renovated gym soon to be used by hundreds of students in the Frayser area. Frayser Community Schools, which operates MLK Prep, in partnership with Memphis Athletic Ministries (MAM), unveiled…
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