Sidney Greenberg

Honored: 2005
Location: Toronto, Canada

Sidney Greenberg was president of Maccabi Canada from 1985 to 1993, with responsibilities that included the selection of athletes and funding of Canadian participation in the 1985, 1989 and 1993 World Maccabiah Games in Israel. During that same period, he served as vice-chairman of Maccabi World Union. 

For twenty years, 1983 to 2003, Greenberg was a Board member of the Canadian Olympic Committee, and he served 1990-1998 as president of Basketball Canada, the association that governs Canadian amateur basketball. From 1994 to 2004, he was a Board member of the Toronto Raptors (NBA basketball team) Foundation. 

In 1989, the Montreal-born corporate entertainment executive-sportsman underwrote and was responsible for the participation of the first Russian team of athletes in the World Maccabiah Games in Israel. Shortly thereafter, he effected the formation of Maccabi Russia. Greenberg is also one of the founders of the North American Youth Games.

The Lifetime Achievement Award is presented annually, honoring those individuals who have made significant contributions to the State of Israel and society through sports.

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