Equipment to be used at 33 bases across Canada and abroad for
programming, leagues and community events
TORONTO, July 12, 2013 /CNW/ - Today, Sport Chek announced a donation of
$150,000 worth of sporting equipment to the Department of National
Defence. The donation, made at Canadian Forces Base Borden and
facilitated through the Support Our Troops Program, includes 5,200
pieces of product from baseball gloves to hockey sticks. The
equipment will be housed at bases across Canada and used to support
family events, community and on-base programs.
"At Sport Chek, our goal is to inspire Canadians to live a healthy,
active lifestyle and we are honoured to contribute to the military
community and help members and their families spend quality active time
together. We are proud of our ongoing relationship with the great men
and women in uniform - who we admire and respect - and we look forward
to supporting more community and grassroots programs," said Michael
Medline, President of FGL Sports - Sport Chek is a banner owned and
operated by FGL Sports. "
The sporting equipment includes more than 500 pieces of hockey
equipment, over 400 soccer balls, over 250 piece of baseball equipment
and a wide variety of fitness gear from top brands like Nike and
adidas. This equipment will be used at the sole discretion of the
Canadian Armed Forces to support all their sport focused activities at
33 bases across Canada for families and soldiers.
"I extend my sincere thanks to Sport Chek for this very generous
donation of sporting equipment to the Canadian Armed Forces. Caring for
our people is one of my core priorities, and as an organization we are
very committed to providing quality recreation, sport, and fitness
programming to our military members and their families. To that end,
quality equipment plays a critical role in ensuring positive
experiences and safe participation in sporting activities," said
General Tom Lawson, the Chief of the Defence Staff. "This donation,
received through the Support Our Troops Program, will further enhance
our ability to deliver quality youth and family activity programming.
This much appreciated gift will also contribute to the betterment of
the morale and welfare of our men and women in uniform and their
This donation continues Sport Chek's tradition of supporting athletes of
all abilities across Canada and community based programs like Canadian
Tire Jumpstart. From shipping sports equipment to Kandahar in 2007 to
supporting thousands of youth sporting teams across Canada through the
Team Assist program, Sport Chek takes the responsibility of
being Canada's largest sporting goods retailer as an opportunity to
inspire and give back to Canadians.
About FGL Sports: FGL Sports Ltd. is Canada's largest national retailer of sporting
goods, offering a comprehensive assortment of brand-name and
private-brand products and operating more than 400 stores from coast to
coast, under the following corporate and franchise banners: Sport Chek,
Sports Experts, Atmosphere, National Sports, Intersport, Econosports,
Nevada Bob's Golf, Hockey Experts, Fitness Source, and S3. FGL Sports
also has websites for several of its corporate and franchise banners
which can be accessed through its main website at www.FGLSports.com.
About the Department of National Defence: www.forces.gc.ca
SOURCE: FGL Sports Ltd.
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