CIBC invites students to kick-off the school year with Human Foosball

CIBC invites University of Waterloo students to buckle up and play human foosball (CNW Group/CIBC)

Sign-up for the CIBC student offer for a chance to win $5,000;
Tweet #CIBCHUMANFOOSBALL for a chance to win a 2014 FIFA World Cup-branded foosball table

TORONTO, Sept. 10, 2013 /CNW/ - CIBC (CM: TSX; NYSE) invites post-secondary students at Waterloo University to buckle up and play a little Human Foosball to kick off the school year and for a chance to win one of five prizes of $5,000 when you sign up for a CIBC student account.

As the Official Canadian Bank of the 2014 FIFA World CupTM in Association with Visa, CIBC is challenging post-secondary students at select colleges and universities in Ontario to show their foosball skills while proudly displaying the flag colours of their FIFA World Cup favourites.

CIBC will host six-on-six human-foosball and regular table foosball events at Waterloo University (Bert Matthews Hall green) in Waterloo, Ont. on Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2013 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. EDT.

"Inspired by the upcoming 2014 FIFA World CupTM, CIBC Human Foosball is a unique opportunity for students to show their soccer skills and engage in the spirit of such a popular and exciting game with their peers," said Veni Iozzo, Senior Vice-President, Marketing and Strategy, CIBC. "These events are a fun way to kick-start another school year, while reminding students that it's important to think about managing your education costs and to be smart about your banking."

Students will also have the chance to engage with talented freestyle soccer players and win great prizes, including:

  • Five prizes of $5,000 to help with tuition costs when signing up for a CIBC student account; and
  • One of three foosball tables by using the hashtag #CIBCHUMANFOOSBALL on Twitter or Instagram.

Look for CIBC Human Foosball Ambassadors on campus prior to the event, and for more information on CIBC student offers and the contest, visit cibc.com/studentcontest or Facebook.com/CIBC. View CIBC student contest rules. See CIBC Human Foosball contest rules.

CIBC is a leading North American financial institution with nearly 11 million personal banking and business clients. CIBC is committed to supporting causes that matter to our clients, our employees and our communities. We aim to make a difference in communities through corporate donations, sponsorships and the volunteer spirit of employees. In 2012, CIBC contributed more than $38 million to charitable and non-profit initiatives in Canada to support national, regional and local organizations. You can find other news releases and information about CIBC in our Press Centre on our corporate website at www.cibc.com.

Visa is an Official FIFA Partner with global rights in the financial services product category for all FIFA competitions. As a FIFA Partner, Visa receives worldwide exclusive access to the FIFA World Cup™ and more than 40 other FIFA competitions, providing opportunities to tap into the passions and reach of the "world's favorite sport." For more information on Visa's FIFA sponsorship, visit www.visa.com/fifamediakit.

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Media contact: Caroline Van Hasselt, Director, External Communications and Media Relations, 416-784-6699, or caroline.vanhasselt@cibc.com.