Direct Energy Kicks Off Partnership with Hamilton Tiger-Cats

Local services company signs deal as an Official Partner of the Hamilton Tiger-Cats

TORONTO, June 11, 2014 /CNW/ - Direct Energy is proud to announce a new partnership with the Hamilton Tiger-Cats. As an Official Partner, Direct Energy will sponsor one of four primary entrance gates at Tim Hortons Field. The sponsorship also includes a dedicated fan engagement zone and a customized VIP fan trip to an out-of-town game. Direct Energy is one of the largest home services and energy companies in Canada. Serving more than two million customers, Direct Energy offers homeowners rentals, sales, service, and maintenance for items such as water heaters, furnaces, and air conditioners, along with duct cleaning and plumbing protection plans.

"I grew up watching the Tiger-Cats and I'm a huge fan, and as someone who lives and works in the Hamilton area, I am so proud that Direct Energy is sponsoring the Tiger-Cats," said Scott Nicholson, Director of Field Sales and Operations, Direct Energy. "This agreement shows how committed Direct Energy is to the greater Hamilton area and beyond and how supportive they are of the CFL."

"The Tiger-Cats are proud to add Direct Energy as an official partner of our team," said Ticats President and CEO, Glenn Gibson. "We look forward to working alongside Direct Energy to maximize the fan experience at our new home, Tim Hortons Field."

Direct Energy's involvement with the Tiger-Cats will include more than game day sponsorship opportunities. Over the next three years, Direct Energy will undertake community activities and amateur football sponsorships, game day promotions and giveaways, exclusive offers, and alumni and VIP events.

Direct Energy will hold a special Direct Energy Game Day at Tim Hortons Field on October 17, 2014 when the Tiger-Cats host the Ottawa REDBLACKS.

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For further information:

Jeff Lanthier, Direct Energy, 905-943-6260 - Office, 647-221-4763 - Mobile, jeff.lanthier@directenergy.com; or Scott McNaughton, Hamilton Tiger-Cats, 905-547-2287 x223 - Office, smcnaughton@ticats.ca

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