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September 17, 2019

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

ByΒ 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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Community InvolvementSports
August 6, 2019

MAM to Open New Location in Frayser

MAM has recently opened a new center in zip code 38127 located in MLK College Preparatory High School. Ernie Prude, who has worked with our youth since 2011, is the Neighborhood Director. This new location gives 575 students, grades 9-12 at MLK Prep, and 310 students, grades 6-8 at Westside…
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FaithSportsSuccess StoriesTestimony
July 26, 2019

Connect With a Coach: 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
July 23, 2019

Connect With a Coach: 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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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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FaithSportsSuccess 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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FaithSportsTestimony
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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