THE COACH BEN MOORE MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP
A native Queens, New Yorker and a graduate of Livingstone College, Coach Ben Moore was a staple of Peninsula District and AAU basketball for nearly three decades. A true GIANT in Peninsula District athletics, Coach Ben Moore began his ministry at the Dorie Miller Community Center, where he was a mentor, a steller role model, and a surrogate father figure to so many youth from downtown Newport News. He subsequently coached varsity basketball at Warwick and Menchville High Schools, where he supported ALL athletic teams and was a mainstay at Cross Country, Track and Field meets. Coach Moore was always dispensing wisdom and using athletics and his beloved Beta Sigma Club to get through to all students.
EVERYBODY respected Coach.
As a minister, Coach Moore could be counted on to give excellent guidance about career issues, social justice issues, financial issues, and even family matters. Most of all, Ben Moore was passionate about teaching and coaching because he had an unquestioned calling to save young lives through athletics and education. His passing in December 2017 left a vacancy that 50 men and women could not replace. Beginning in the Fall of 2020, $1,914 will be awarded to a member of the Upsilon Chapter of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc, and $1,000 to an education major at Livingstone College. Click below to apply by August 28, 2020. Awards will be announced at the Optimizing Student Achievement Banquet on September 27, 2020.