HKBU receives HK$3 million bequest from the late Dr Arnaldo de Oliveira Sales
17 Sep 2021
HKBU has received a bequest of HK$3 million from the late Dr Arnaldo de Oliveira Sales, of which HK$1 million will be used to establish sports awards to recognise students’ outstanding performances in competitions organised by the University Sports Federation of Hong Kong. A further HK$1 million will go towards supporting the Student Development Endowment Fund of the Faculty of Social Sciences, while the remaining HK$1 million will be designated for the University’s strategic development.
Professor Daniel Lai, Dean of the Faculty of Social Sciences, expressed his heartfelt gratitude to Dr Sales. He said: “‘We Dare to Care!’ is the theme of the Faculty’s 50th anniversary this year. We work together and engage with others to offer care to our students. Dr Sales’s donation will definitely help our students reach their full potential with our whole person education and strive for excellence.”
Known as the “Father of Hong Kong sport”, Dr Sales was one of the founding members of the Sports Federation and Olympic Committee of Hong Kong. He devoted more than half a century to the development of sport in Hong Kong and other countries around the world. He provided tremendous support for the undergraduate physical education programme offered by HKBU. In 2006, he established the Mrs Edith N de O Sales Scholarship to support outstanding postgraduate students of the Master of Social Sciences in Sport and Leisure Management programme. Dr Sales passed away in 2020 at the age of 100.