For those who follow the news of this site, and who know David Sidoo, his remarkable football history is no secret. David left a legacy with his alma mater UBC Thunderbirds football team, which established a tie to his heart that holds strong and true.
So when he learned that the Thunderbirds football team was in jeopardy of being cut from the UBC varsity roster, David leapt to action. He called upon five TBirds alumni – each of whom is very successful in his own right – to join forces as a brainstorming, networking, fundraising machine that would pull together $2.4 million as a starting point. From there, grow that fund to create a base from which the team can regenerate and grow to compete with the best of the best.
In addition, the long-term vision for the strategy is to have a positive impact on other varsity teams in the form of scholarship funding.
Earlier in 2014, UBC decision-makers heard the proposal and decided to give their approval. The wheels are now in motion with great aspirations and expectations from everyone involved. David’s enthusiasm and dedication to his alma mater football team may just be the thing to take them to a whole new level.
This story caught the eye of the editors of Vancouver Magazine (VanMag), who called David “The Savior of UBC Sports” and featured him in an article in The Brief section of the March 2014 edition.