Anyone who knows David Sidoo will surely have heard of his incredible football career spanning from the UBC Thunderbirds to the CFL. The opportunities presented to David as part of the TBirds football program were life-changing and his dedication to and support of his alma mater team have been unwavering since.
Recently, The Province reporter, Howard Tsumura, wrote a lengthy blog piece that highlighted David’s support of the TBirds football program from a number of angles, including the 13th Man Foundation, dreams of hosting the Vanier Cup, and the visions for the TBirds’ future.
In the past year, David has effected considerable change in the TBirds program, through his 13th Man Foundation, including a huge injection of capital to make major improvements to Thunderbird Stadium, recruiting dynamic freshman quarterback Michael O’Connor (a former Penn State Redman), and successfully hiring wildly successful CIS coach Blake Nill to lead the team.
The change has been a success, as the TBirds are headed to Laval this weekend to battle Montreal in the final for the coveted Vanier Cup. As the TBird’s biggest supporter, David will be there, of course, cheering on his team.
“My stomach is totally wound up right now,” Sidoo said Monday as he prepared to leave for the Vanier Cup site in Laval later this week. “I am excited for the boys, the coaches. I am very emotional about it. It’s been such a transformation. I am so proud of Blake. I know they will represent us well.”
David surely won’t be the only one with a knotted stomach as game day draws nearer. As mentioned in the original article, David and the 13th Man Foundation members have created a football town energy at UBC this season, so there are sure to be a legion of dedicated followers on the edge of their seats come game day.
Wishing the TBirds the very best success this weekend!
Read the full blog entry at The Province online here.