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Success Stories

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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FaithSuccess Stories
July 17, 2019

Connect With A Coach: Ginny

Ginny serves as MAM's Academics Director where she oversees the literacy program and MAM Summer Academy. She was born and raised in Memphis and recalls standing up in front of her church at six years old proclaiming her faith in God. However, at such a young age, there were a…
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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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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 InvolvementFaithSuccess StoriesTestimony
June 19, 2019

Connect with a Coach: Jerjuanna

Native of Greenville, Mississippi, Jerjuanna says she somewhat grew up as a "preacher's kid" because the father figure in her life - her uncle - was a pastor. Although she went to church every Sunday, she only followed that lifestyle because she had to. She went on to receive a…
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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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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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PartnersSuccess Stories
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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In The NewsPartnersSuccess Stories
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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