Sandhar Trucking is capping off the end of a busy and successful year with a $5,000 donation to Richmond FC, the youth soccer association where manager Aaron Sandhar played throughout childhood.
“I’m hoping to provide someone else with the positive experience I had growing up,” Sandhar says.
Sandhar played competitive soccer for the Richmond Soccer Association from the age of four to 18. He played with the same group of teammates from ages 10 to 18, and many of them are his friends to this day.
“We had really good coaches and community involvement,” Sandhar says.
“Many of the coaches were great role models who we looked up to. Being a part of sports teams is something that I would highly recommend to everyone.”
Not only did the time-intensive practice and game schedules keep him busy, Sandhar credits playing with the soccer association as helping him make connections across the city and meeting new and different people outside the insular circle of his neighbourhood.
“Soccer connected us to so many families in Richmond, reaching out to different people and cultures as we grew together,” Sandhar says.
“Playing with the association opened up so many more opportunities than just soccer. These relationships are lifelong and we’re still friends to this day.”
Sandhar Trucking, a family-owned transportation and warehousing company, feels very strongly about the importance of joining a team with Richmond FC, that they hope their donation will be used to help cover the fees for children in need of financial assistance.
“When you add up the fees, the clothes, and the bags, it can be expensive. We hope to alleviate the stress on people who need the help,” Sandhar says.
“Soccer was a big deal in my family and I don’t want someone else to miss out on it because of money.”
Sandhar Trucking is proud to be established in Richmond and is strongly committed to giving back to the community.
“We think it’s important to help out others and give back to the community that has given us so much” Sandhar says.
“We believe it’s the right thing to do.”To learn more about the services offered by Sandhar Trucking, visit sandhartrucking.com.