Position: Combo Guard
Chris is an excitement machine. Able to use his athleticism on both ends of the court, Chris has the capacity to take over games through his offensive or defensive efforts. As a committed team player, he will use his high basketball IQ to lift his team and capitalise on the opportunities his court vision detects. The values he places on Education is driving him to make the most from his basketball career.
Family is central to Chris’s value system. Having endured many challenging times throughout his upbringing, he knows it is only through work and dedication to his education that he will lift himself and his family to new levels of achievement and prosperity. His commitment to achieving these goals is admirable and in keeping with everything RedRoo Sports represents.
RedRoo Athlete Receives Significant Award
As the inaugural recipient of RedRoo Sports John Bewley Memorial Scholarship, Chris Davidson will have an amazing opportunity to continue his work towards his life goals.
For RedRoo Sports Founder and CEO, James Kerr, the award is an appropriate recognition of Chris’s development as a valued member of his organisation’s community. “Chris exemplifies what RedRoo sports, and the John Bewley Memorial Scholarship, embodies; which is a dedication to one’s future, focus on academic excellence, a work ethic that can be applied in every aspect of life, and leadership. I have watched Chris closely over the past number of years and his attitude and effort has always impressed me. Receiving this award is intended to give him the motivation to keep on going in his trajectory of a life he and his family can be proud of.”
The scholarship provides Davidson, 18, with use of a RedRoo toyota camry for a year, and employment opportunities at RedRoo Sales and Service, giving him a fantastic opportunity to continue his progress towards his career and personal goals.
Named in honour of the Reverend John Bewley, a significant mentor in Mr. Kerr’s upbringing in Jackson, Mississippi, USA, The John Bewley Memorial Scholarship will reward one young person per year in the RedRoo Sports organisation that best exemplifies the values advanced by Reverend Bewley throughout his life of service and dedication to his community.
“Reverend Bewley changed the lives of countless hundreds of young men and women in my community growing up”, recalls Mr Kerr. “He left an impression on me that has reverberated throughout my life. This man was a legend in the community, and single handily did more for the community than anyone I know growing up in Jackson, Mississippi. He lead from that front, and his legacy needs to be continued. It’s a privilege to pass on the values he taught me to the young people who come to RedRoo Sports”.
For Chris Davidson, a standout junior basketballer and high academic performer, receiving the award is a great validation of his work. “I definitely have goals for my life”, he explains, “but it is very easy to lose sight of them, and lose hope. I don’t want to give up on them, myself or my family, and Mr. Kerr giving this award to me has been a huge help to stay focused and keep on working. It has also helped my self belief to grow. I know I can achieve my plans. I’m very, very grateful.”