The Valley First/UBC Athletics Scholarship Breakfast
Thanks to all who enjoyed the 8th Annual Valley First UBC Athletics Breakfast. Another sell-out and $50,000 in new athletics scholarships for UBC student athletes. Read More
Supporting UBC Okanagan Athletics through the Valley First UBC Okanagan Athletics Scholarship Breakfast is the most effective method of donating to athletics because the university provides a matching gift for every ticket/table purchased.
Funds raised through this event go directly into the Athletics Scholarship Endowment. Building athletics endowments ensures that our student athletes have the opportunity to realize their athletic and academic goals in Canada for decades to come.
The University of British Columbia's Okanagan campus provides students with more than a world-class education. Our varsity athletics program features nationally recognized coaches, outstanding facilities, and high quality competitive opportunities. With membership in both the Canadian Interuniversity Sport (CIS) (men’s and women’s basketball and volleyball) and the Canadian Collegiate Athletics Association (CCAA) (men’s and women’s soccer and golf), UBC's Okanagan campus is committed to post-secondary sport.
Our goal is attracting high-achieving students with the athletic ability required to be competitive at the national level. We recruit these students from within the Okanagan Valley, throughout the province and across the country. Our Athletics Scholarship Endowment helps us provide
the financial assistance needed to support these outstanding UBC student athletes.
Exceptional athletic programs are built with the help of exceptional supporters. Being a UBC student athlete requires a substantial commitment of time and effort throughout the entire academic year. UBC’s Okanagan campus is dedicated to providing the financial support necessary to ensure a quality athletic and academic experience. Through your contribution, you are helping to build an outstanding varsity athletics program. UBC recognizes the value of varsity sport as a vital component of a university education and has demonstrated this recognition by offering to match every dollar that is raised through ticket sales for the Athletics Scholarship Breakfast. Our goal is to build an endowment that will provide support for our student athletes today and for decades to come. This endowment represents a fast-growing component of our student athlete financial assistance program. To date, over $350,000 has been raised from Breakfast proceeds. As a result, some $7,500 in awards are available this year to our student athletes.
The financial assistance was a great help for me in my first year of university, it helped me with costs that would usually be taken care of by work; which I was unable to do during the season as the schedule of a student athlete does not allow time for.
~ Shane Mudaliar - Men's Soccer
Athletic financial assistance is a wonderful thing to look forward to. It takes off some of the burden when times are tough. It's hard being a student athlete, because you put in the hours on the court and in school, which leaves no time for work. So when the assistance comes the little things get taken care of and it allows me to focus better in school and on training.
~ Melissa Irish – Women’s Basketball
Financial assistance has made my university career much less stressful than it potentially could have been. It has allowed me to focus entirely on academics and athletics rather than balancing school, training, and working a part-time job.
~ Caitlin Nyhus – Women’s Volleyball
The student athlete financial assistance has allowed me to focus on academics and athletic training without worrying about making ends meet financially during the school year. With the extra time gained from not needed a job I was able to take on a full course load as well as the time to experience university life as a student athlete and enjoy the benefits of learning and competition at a high level.
~ Alex Basso - Women's Volleyball
Receiving athlete financial assistance has allowed me to focus solely on my athletic season without having to worry about balancing school, soccer and a job.
~ Liz Babcock - Women's Soccer
Feature Speakers: Everest researchersLink
Feature Speaker: Dr. David CoxLink
Feature Speaker:Axel MerckxLink
Feature Speaker:Kelsey SerwaLink
Feature Speakers: Scott Frandsen, Ben Rutledge, Jake WetzelLink
Feature Speaker: Bob AcklesLink
Feature Speaker: Herb CapozziLink
Feature Speakers: Lois and Cliff SerwaLink