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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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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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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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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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July 13, 2017

My Town Miracles – Kaylin’s Story

Here is an incredible video of Kaylin Fields, the young lady chosen to be the MAM recipient of the My Town Miracles award. Beginning in May 2016, My Town Miracles has started an effort to help an exceptional MAM recent high school graduate have a positive future by providing the…
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May 8, 2017

Memphis Athletic Ministries and The Memphis Suit Project

CityCurrent, powered by the Lipscomb and Pitts Breakfast Club, April 28, 2017 A friend recently shared that her least favorite line of work had been retail. When asked why, she said partly because it was challenging to work with customers who became frustrated when clothing they tried on did not…
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December 21, 2016

Success Story: Delora Rockett

Meet Delora Rockett, a 2016 graduate of Hamilton High School. Delora has finished her first semester at Wilberforce University in Ohio and is looking forward to going back in January. She is thinking about majoring in communications and wants to work at MAM after graduating. Delora began participating in MAM…
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December 10, 2015

N’Brea Wilder: Laboring in Love

"I knew from the very first moment I stood on the gym floor, that I never wanted to leave." About N'Brea Age 18 MAM participant since 5th grade, age 10 Accepted Christ as a freshman in high school 2015 graduate of Sheffield High School Currently enrolled in Southwest Community College…
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August 24, 2015

Leroy Grimes: Faithful, Available and Teachable

β€œThe reason I kept going to MAM in seventh grade was Coach Rod Hinton. I had always thought a Christian was someone who wore a suit and walked around with a Bible. I knew Coach Rod was saved and he was someone I could relate to by the way he…
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