John BewlEy memorial Scholarship

John Bewley Red Roo Scholarship
John Bewley

Tot Jok is the current recipient of the John Bewley memorial Scholarship. To qualify you must display excellence in the following:

  • Academics
  • Leadership
  • Sports
  • Community
Tot Jok

Athlete Receives Significant Award

As the current recipient of RedRoo Sports John Bewley Memorial Scholarship, Tot Jok  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 Tot’s development as a valued member of his organisation’s community.

Tot has displayed all of the characteristics  to meet the criteria for this amazing opportunity.Tot is what Red Roo Sports would like every young man in the community to be, a leader.

“It is a great honour to be a recipient of this award, I hope that I can inspire the younger kids to be more involved in their community and strive for greatness”  said Tot

He has consistently put his family first, and understands that nothing in life moves forward without self-sacrifice, discipline and wise council.

Tot recently became the youngest coach in Australia to win a 18U National AAU Championship.

He is the only player and coach that had accomplished this remarkable achievement.

The scholarship provides Tot, with use of a RedRoo Toyota Camry for a year.

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 the 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”

John BewlEy Background

” This man was a legend in the community and single handily did more for the community that anyone I know growing up in Jackson Mississippi. He transformed our church into a youth recreational centre, and provided an environment in which you wanted to participate. He led from the front…” Quotation from James Kerr.

Reverend John Bewley Jr. 14/10/32 – 17/12/99

Pastor at Broadmoor Baptist Church, Jackson, Mississippi. Built Community Centre connected to the church that included:

  • Commercial kitchen with capacity to feed 200
  • 4-lane bowling alley that he serviced and maintained himself
  • 1 full basketball court/skating rink
  •  Full service snack bar
  • Large games area including pool tables, ping pong, shuffleboard
  • Full size softball field with outdoor lighting

Provided service and leadership in the following ways:

  • Organised hundreds of activities and outings
  • Drove bus to all events
  • Maintained all equipment including bowling alley, roller skates
  • Organised hundreds of sporting events and tournaments
  • Manufactured thousands of trophies 
  • Distributed thousands of uniforms
  • Preached inspiring sermons to the youth of Jackson, educating them on values and ethics

A truly worthy individual who should be remembered for his genuine concern regarding the lives of young people.

This is the basis for the John Bewley Memorial Scholarship