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.
Learn More About Ben
The Ben Sabic Foundation is a not-for-profit organization established by Ben in the Summer of 2020 to fuel a range of philanthropic endeavours centred around supporting young people in Canada, advancing equity in sport, and minimizing barriers to post-secondary education.
In 2020, the foundation launched the Sabic Leadership Scholarship for students who embody leadership skills and endeavour to make a difference in their community. Along with the Ben Sabic Bursary, for students studying sport management, sport marketing, or recreation and leisure services.
Beginning in the Fall 2021 semester, the foundation will offer the Humber Recreation and Leisure Services Bursary, available to students in the Recreation and Leisure Services program at Humber College. The bursary was created in partnership with the program's class of 2021.
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