Ben is a first-generation post-secondary student and an aspiring sport administrator, with a family sports history dating back to the Sarajevo 1984 Winter Olympics (capital of Bosnia and Herzegovina, then Yugoslavia). He has an immense desire to help shape a more equitable sports world, creating opportunities where all individuals can participate in sport, whether it be on or off the playing field. For as long as he can remember, he has been enamoured by sport’s ability to bond individuals from all walks of life, foster the development of new connections, and bolster the growth of communities on a variety of scales.

Community involvement has been an integral aspect of his life since elementary school, which began with his first volunteer experience through a local safety patrol program. Since then, he has rappelled down a 17-storey office building for Manitobans with disabilities, supported a range of campaigns and events for various organizations, and held different roles in the amateur sports community — from high school coach to game official to tournament organizer.

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