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Dylan Sidoo, Jordan Sidoo, David and Manjy Sidoo Supports Inner City Youth Soccer Tournament

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David Sidoo and VPD Constable Kal Dosanjh at a soccer tournament for the inner city youth of Vancouver.

As a former pro athlete whose life was changed by sports at a pivotal age, David Sidoo understands the value of athletics in the life of a youth…especially an inner city youth.

On the weekend of May 25, 2013, David was delighted to attend and support the Vancouver Police Department Soccer Tournament for Inner City Youth. More than 500 kids participated in the event, which was organized by the VPD Athletic League and Detective Kal Dosanjh.

From the Link Paper article, Dosanjh is quoted as saying, “David is an example of what sports can do, being the first Indo-Canadian professional football player,” Dosanjh said. “David would agree with me that by engaging the youth in a sporting activity it will provide them with a positive outlet, provide them an opportunity to develop self esteem, provide an environment which facilitates personal growth and promotes learning to work well with others in a team setting. This program is designed to develop a strong connection with youth at any early age, so that a sense of community, safety and integrity become well entrenched values.”

There are many wonderful programs to engage youth in sports…why not check into opportunities in your community and see how you can make a difference too!

Sidoo Family Giving – David Sidoo and Manjy Sidoo

Sidoos Sponsor New UBC School of Law Entrance Award

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davidmanjyDavid and Manjy Sidoo, renowned UBC alumni and supporters, have committed $50,000 to establish a new Entrance Award at UBC ‘s Allard School of Law.

As one of Canada’s leading law schools, the Peter A. Allard School of Law attracts some of the brightest minds across the country and around the globe.  Each year the Allard School of Law admits approximately 180 students to first-year law, for a total population in the three-year Juris Doctor (J.D.) program of around 550 students.

The inaugural David and Manjy Sidoo Entrance Award in Law will be granted to a student entering the J.D. program in the fall of 2015 who has overcome a significant personal challenge in order to pursue a university education, such as an illness, a death in the family or an injury.  Preference will be given to a candidate who is a first generation university student and/or has demonstrated athletic achievement.

David and Manjy Sidoo, along with sons Dylan and Jordan, are very active in their community and uphold the belief that those who have been blessed with success should find opportunities to give back. Together they created Sidoo Family Giving to continue to make a difference in the lives of others. The David and Manjy Sidoo Entrance Award in Law is one of many contributions that the Sidoos have made to students at the University of British Columbia and the community at large.

Regarding the new Award, David commented, “My hope is that this contribution will have an impact on the student experience at UBC. It reflects our desire to provide assistance for students’ ability to overcome personal or financial challenges to acquire education that is their right.”

View the original Allard School of Law announcement here.