Becomes exclusive banking partner, helping Paralympians reach the podium
TORONTO, Oct. 28, 2013 /CNW/ - CIBC (CM: TSX) (CM: NYSE) and the Canadian Paralympic Committee (CPC) are proud to announce an exciting new partnership, with CIBC
becoming the CPC's Official Banking Partner in support of Canada's
current and future Paralympians.
As one of CPC's premier partners and its exclusive banking partner, CIBC
is pledging its support to Paralympians in next year's Paralympic
Winter Games in Sochi, the 2015 Parapan American Games in Toronto and
the 2016 Paralympic Summer Games in Rio de Janeiro and beyond.
"This a very exciting day for Paralympic sport in Canada with the
announcement of this partnership," said Gaétan Tardif, President of the
Canadian Paralympic Committee. "CIBC's support will be a great boost to
Canadian athletes with a disability, from playground to podium."
This new four-year sponsorship deal broadens CIBC's support of Canada's
high performance amateur athletes and reflects the bank's passion for
sports as a way of inspiring and instilling valuable life-long skills
to Canada's youth.
"As part of our continued commitment to sports and community
development, CIBC is thrilled to support the Canadian Paralympic
Committee and their dedication to developing champions who inspire us
all," said Laura Dottori-Attanasio, Senior Executive Vice-President and
Chief Risk Officer, CIBC. "We look forward to cheering for these
talented Canadian athletes and celebrating their success as they pursue
their dreams of representing our country on the world stage."
CIBC is also the Lead Partner of the TORONTO 2015 Pan Am/Parapan Am
Games, and as part of its sponsorship, established the CIBC Team Next program in July 2013 to assist 67 up-and-coming athletes in their dream
of reaching the podium.
"This partnership is a huge vote of confidence from CIBC," said
Stephanie Dixon, a multiple Paralympic gold medalist in swimming and a
CIBC Team Next mentor, who is training in hopes of making the Canadian
para-Nordic relay team for the Sochi 2014 Paralympic Winter Games.
"This will further inspire youth and other Canadians with a disability
to be leaders and achieve their goals."
"I applaud CIBC for sponsoring the Canadian Paralympic Committee," said
the Hon. Bal Gosal, Minister of State (Sport). "CIBC is taking a
leadership role at engaging people in communities across Canada through
its sponsorships. I am pleased to see this new partnership with CPC,
which will raise awareness of Paralympic sport, support our athletes
with disabilities and encourage all Canadians to celebrate
About the Canadian Paralympic Committee
The Canadian Paralympic Committee is a non-profit, private organization
with 25 member sports organizations dedicated to strengthening the
Paralympic Movement. The Canadian Paralympic Committee's vision is to
be the world's leading Paralympic nation. Its mission is to lead the
development of a sustainable Paralympic sport system in Canada to
enable athletes to reach the podium at the Paralympic Games. By
supporting Canadian high performance athletes with a disability and
promoting their success, the Canadian Paralympic Committee inspires all
Canadians with a disability to get involved in sport through programs
delivered by its member organizations. For more information, visit www.paralympic.ca
CIBC is a leading North American financial institution with nearly 11
million personal banking and business clients. CIBC offers a full range
of products and services through its comprehensive electronic banking
network, branches and offices across Canada, and has offices in
the United States and around the world. CIBC is committed to supporting
causes that matter to our clients, our employees and our communities
through corporate donations, sponsorships and the volunteer spirit of
employees. In 2012, CIBC contributed more than $38 million to over
1,900 charitable and non-profit initiatives in 450 communities. You can
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SOURCE: Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce
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