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Lorne Davies Athletics Scholarship Endowment

Invest today and provide an exceptional academic and athletic experience to Canada’s future pros, champions and Olympians!

Dr. Lorne Davies became the first athletic director and football coach at SFU in 1965, and was behind some of the most forward-thinking measures in Canadian university sport.

Davies built a trailblazing program of 18 varsity sports by recruiting full-time coaches, promoting female participation in university sport, awarding athletic scholarships to student-athletes and taking SFU on the path to competing in the United States - offering our athletes access to the American athletic experience with a Canadian education.

The Lorne Davies Athletic Fund supports:

W. Lorne Davies Male and Female Athlete of the Year Awards. These awards are granted annually to the outstanding male and the outstanding female varsity student athlete of the year.

W. Lorne Davies Athletic Excellence Awards. A minimum of four awards are granted annually to the top student-athlete based on demonstrated athletic excellence from each of the following SFU varsity sports: football, swimming, men’s basketball and women’s basketball.

You can continue Lorne’s legacy by helping student-athletes successfully prepare for life, both on and off the field.


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