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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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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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Community InvolvementIn The NewsPartnersSports
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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Community InvolvementEventsPartnersSports
January 24, 2019

Recap: Jr NBA MLK Jr Weekend 3v3 Tournament

This past Saturday, January 19, the MAM Grizzlies Center was filled with excitement for the 2019 Jr NBA MLK Jr Weekend 3v3 Tournament. Nearly 90 teams, including some from Nashville, Arkansas, and Mississippi, participated in the 10 & under, 11 & under, 12 & under, and 13 & under divisions.…
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GolfIn The News
May 11, 2018

4th graders learn life skills, golf through new program

May 8, 2018 / MEMPHIS, TN (WMC) 4th-graders-learn-life-skills-golf-through-new-program Students from five different Shelby County Schools have spent weeks learning the game of golf. Memphis Athletic Ministries rewarded 25 of those students with the chance to put their new skills to the test. Fourth graders from Idlewild, Bethel Grove, Goodlett, Richland,…
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GolfIn The News
July 13, 2017

MAM and S.N.A.G. (Starting New at Golf) are teaching youth respect

MAM GOLF DIRECTOR, VINCE ALFONSO, JR...AND MAM GOLFER CAMARION GALISON show how the game of golf is changing lives. Camarion and other youth golfers are learning respect on and off the greens. Local Memphis Live, June 30, 2017, with Amy Speropoulos http://www.localmemphis.com/localmemphislive?videoId=754798343&carousel=1&index=44        
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In The NewsSports
May 17, 2017

MAM’s Odom a Semi-Finalist For Jr. NBA Coach of the Year

The Memphis Daily News, Wednesday, May 10, 2017 By Don Wade Memphis Athletic Ministries president and CEO Randy Odom, the Memphis Grizzlies’ first-ever Youth Basketball Coach of the Year, has been named one of eight semi-finalists for the national Jr. NBA Coach of the Year Award. After advancing from a…
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In The NewsSports
May 17, 2017

Real Game Changer? MAM’s Randy Odom

The Memphis Daily News, Friday, May 12, 2017 By Don Wade Randy Odom’s story starts with a youth basketball coach back in Big Spring, Texas. An otherwise anonymous guy named James Collinsworth, who became everything to a boy trying to find his way. MAM CEO and coach Randy Odom is…
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In The NewsSports
January 20, 2016

A Christmas Classic – Annual event benefits at-risk, urban youth 

  White Station won the MAM title. Front row: TaDa Foreman, Larry Finch, Dominic Brown, Amauri Abner, Durias Dyer, Dorian George, I. Nash.Back row: Coach Ronald McClain, Kolbi Hilson, Hunter Kendall, Alden Applewhite, Davon Barnes, Jelani Willis, Willie Foreman, and Rain Watkins. The Commercial Appeal, all weeklies, January 19, 2016…
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Sports
November 13, 2015

2015 MAM Christmas Classic

Join us this year for the MidSouth's Premiere Basketball Tournament from Monday, December 28th to Saturday, January 2nd. 125 played teams last year . . . More expected this year. There's a division for every type of team! Church recreation. Other recreation. Competitive. Middle school and high school freshman teams. Download the flyer here or get complete tournament…
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