We are very excited to announce that Dave Bing, retired Hall of Fame basketball player, and former mayor of Detroit, Michigan, will be speaking at our Basketball Tournament here in Windsor on November 25th.
Dave Bing has dedicated many hours and resources to supporting youth mentoring. His parents, in addition to the positive influence of his high school basketball coach and mentor aided in his venture success. During his 16 year basketball career, Bing developed a strong belief in teamwork and responsibility, something he wanted to pay forward in life. In 2014 he created BINGO, Boys Inspired Through Nurturing, Growth and Opportunities, a mentoring program to support boys and young men of color.
Recently, Bing called others to follow his action. “We give all this lip service to the problems and what we need to do for our boys, but when it comes time to help out and get engaged, it’s ‘Well, I’m too busy.’ And you wonder why they’re doing the things that they’re doing. Somebody helped us get where we are in life, and it’s time for us to give back. I don’t care how busy you are. I don’t care how successful you are, how much money you’ve got, you’ve got to give time now.”
For more information on the Bing Youth Institute visit their website at: http://www.bingyouthinstitute.org
– Source: MENTOR – National Mentoring Partnership