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Sports

FaithSportsSuccess StoriesTestimony
November 23, 2021

Meet Our Directors: Mary

Mary was born and raised in Memphis. Although she was "drug" to church every Sunday, she remembers accepting Christ at a young age. As she got older and more involved at her church, Mary could feel her relationship with the Lord growing stronger. Her faith was tested when she became…
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FaithSportsSuccess StoriesTestimony
November 5, 2021

Meet Our Directors: Jeff

Jeff lived a nomadic childhood, moving from Phoenix to Boston to Albuquerque before moving to Memphis in 1993. He has lived in Memphis since then and calls it "home." Growing up, Jeff's mother would take him and his sister to church occasionally; however, they would visit churches of different denominations.…
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MAM MiscellaneousSports
August 16, 2021

Back to Sports

At MAM, we never imagined having children sit at desks in our sites with their faces half covered while looking at a screen all day long. Last school year was unimaginably difficult with virtual learning and COVID restrictions limiting our interactions. Throughout the pandemic, MAM has become extremely aware of…
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Sports
May 4, 2021

Physical Fitness Challenge

Throughout the pandemic, MAM has searched for ways to keep youth and coaches safe while emphasizing the importance of physical fitness. The fitness challenge gives youth daily physical fitness exercises to complete (such as push-ups, sit-ups, and jumping jacks) each month while competing across MAM sites. MAM coaches encourage youth…
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Community InvolvementEventsSports
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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