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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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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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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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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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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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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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