A non-profit organization, was birthed in 1988 from an event held to honor Mr. Louie Bing, Jr., a former teacher and track coach at Miami Northwestern Senior High School. The idea to honor Mr. Bing was the brainchild of his former student, Clifford James. Clifford credits Coach Bing for being a father figure, mentor and friend who inspired him to become successful in life.
Louie Bing formed a committee, deciding that this type of event should continue. Shortly afterwards, The Louie Bing Athletic Scholarship Fund, Inc. was established to honor other deserving individuals in the community.
Today, the Organization raises funds to promote and finance athletic and academic events as well as recognize school and community leaders who provide positive youth mentorship. Each year, at the Annual Awards Banquet, the LBASF, Inc. honors these deserving individuals in the areas of Education, Athletics and Community Service.
In support of the youth of the Florida area, The Louie Bing Athletic Scholarship Fund, Inc. presents college scholarships to six deserving students each year and has awarded close to $100,000 in scholarship awards.
The Louie Bing Athletic Scholarship Fund, Inc. continues to fundraise and support safe, secure and wholesome athletic environments. Beginning in 2021, three additional scholarship opportunities will be provided for students seeking higher education.
Our Mission Statement
The mission of The Louie Bing Athletic Scholarship Fund, Inc. is to assist local schools and the community as they strive to develop our youth academically, socially and physically. The goal of the Organization is to promote these efforts through academic and athletic activities.
The objectives are to:
Provide a safe, secure, wholesome environment and atmosphere for athletic competitions.
Provide academic and athletic scholarships.
Raise funds to promote and finance athletic and academic events.
Sponsor workshops to enhance the skills of
those providing leadership to youth.
Award school and community leaders who provide
positive mentorship to our youth.
Funding Our Mission
Funds are raised through a series of activities that are organized and implemented by the Board of Directors.
We seek contributions from businesses and corporations that benefit financially from the consumers of this community.
Donations from the public are welcomed.
Remembering Coach Louie Bing, Jr.
Louie Bing, Jr. was a beloved Science and Math Teacher. He also coached Track and Field, Cross Country, and Football. Having a love for athletics, he played football and ran track in his youth. While attending Morris Brown College in Atlanta, Georgia, he was captain of the All-American Football Team. Through this experience, he learned the importance of leadership, responsibility, and commitment. Among his many accomplishments and honors, Coach Bing was inducted into the Florida Track & Field Hall of Fame c/o 1982 and also received the Jimmy Carnes Lifetime Achievement Award in 2001 for his leadership as a Track & Field Coach.
The Louie Bing Track Classic
The Louie Bing Track Classic is an exciting athletic event that brings all true fans of the sport out to the stands. The track meet hosts student athletes from far and wide. With more than 1800 athletes competing with the “Best of the Best,” the stands are always packed. Here are some highlights from record-breaking events hosted in The Louie Bing Track Classic’s amazing past.
Impacting The Community
The LBASF, Inc. has been a small yet mighty force over the past 33 years by awarding scholarships to over 100 college-bound students in the pursuit of their academic dreams. A large majority of our scholarship recipients have a financial need when entering institutions of higher learning. The LBASF, Inc. takes great pride in knowing that the efforts of our organization and benevolent community members plays a major role in supporting the dreams of well-deserving students.
How Can I Support the Scholarship Fund?
You have the opportunity to be a part of helping us accomplish our goals. The Louie Bing Athletic Scholarship Fund, Inc. awards 9 scholarships each year and has awarded close to $100,000 in college scholarships. The organization also supports various annual academic and athletic events.
The LBASF, Inc is committed to recognizing individuals who carry on the legacy of Coach Louie Bing, Jr. by serving the youth of our community and dedicating their lives to promoting academics and athletics. Through annual events, fundraising activities, and community support, the organization continues to fulfill its mission.
Frequently Asked Questions
The organization was established in 1988 and incorporated on April 11, 1997 by a group of dedicated educators, community members and philanthropists associated with Miami Northwestern Senior High School in Miami-Dade County, Florida.
Yes, monetary donations are tax-deductible.
Apply For A Scholarship
Qualified students may apply for one of three different scholarship awards through the Louie Bing Athletic Scholarship Fund, Inc. The Louie Bing Scholarship is awarded to student-athletes who participated in Track and Field. The John H. Peavy Scholarship is an academic scholarship awarded to graduating seniors. The Clyde H. Jordan Scholarship is awarded to graduating seniors who plan to pursue an education in Science, Technology, Engineering or Math.