Five Pillars of the Lewis Sports Foundation

  • Mentor and train young athletes in sport settings
  • Promote balanced living focused on educational success and leadership
  • Partner with schools and social service agencies that promote mentoring and leadership
  • Support individuals, teams, and organizations that promote physical activity
  • Provide educational forums about the influence of sports in American culture
 

2017 Practitioner Awards

BEULAH VERDELL

BEULAH VERDELL

SCOTT HOWELL

SCOTT HOWELL

The Lewis Sports Foundation announces its practitioner awards recipients for 2017. Beulah Verdell from Minneapolis North, was awarded the Doris M.H. Lewis Memorial Award and Scott Howell from St. Paul Central High School was awarded the Leo Lewis Jr. Memorial Award. Each award recognizes sport and physical activity professionals who have tirelessly worked to serve and mentor young athletes.

Beulah Verdell is currently an assistant track and field and football coach at Minneapolis North High School.  A former track and field athlete at Minneapolis Community College, Verdell has coach high school track and field for over 34 years.  She is starting her 18th season as a special teams football coach at North as well. 

Scott Howell is former St. Paul Central student athlete who eventually starred in football at St. Cloud State University. Scott is a veteran high school coach who recently completed his 25 years at Central.  He is currently the head coach of both the Minutemen’s football and boys basketball teams, a role he had for 16 years.

The Doris M.H. Lewis and Leo Lewis Jr. Memorial Awards are named after the parents of Leo Lewis, former Minnesota Viking football player (1981-1991) and President of the Board of Directors of the Lewis Sports Foundation.  Both awards are given for the first time since 2013.