Maytag® Named Official Athlete Laundry Services Supplier of TORONTO 2015 Pan Am/Parapan Am Games

Because Maytag® knows performance counts to athletes

TORONTO, Feb. 26, 2015 /CNW/ - Maytag® Canada, a Whirlpool brand, is bringing its iconic powerful and dependable laundry appliances to the TORONTO 2015 Pan Am/Parapan Am Games, providing washers and dryers to ensure athletes look their best both on and off the field.

As the Official Appliance and Athlete Laundry Services Supplier for the Games, Maytag® will equip all athlete residences in the CIBC Pan Am/Parapan Am Athletes' Village with laundry rooms, amounting to over 400 washers and dryers. No matter how many uniforms get soiled and stained, athletes can be confident that Maytag® appliances can handle the toughest jobs.  

"Sports and laundry have always had a natural connection; whether it's getting your uniform ready for the big game or taking care of the dirty aftermath, we understand that Canadians depend on their laundry appliances to perform for them," said Gina Flinton, senior brand manager at Whirlpool Canada. "This is why we are committed to providing the athletes with washers and dryers that can handle the toughest jobs throughout the Games."  

"In any Games, the Athletes' Village is an iconic gathering place that brings diverse peoples together in a common spirit of competition and fair play, and we're so grateful to have Maytag® helping us welcome athletes to our Games," said Saäd Rafi, chief executive officer of the TORONTO 2015 Pan Am/Parapan Am Games Organizing Committee (TO2015).

Maytag Brand joins previously announced members of the TORONTO 2015 sponsor family, including: Lead Partner CIBC; Premier Partners Atos, Chevrolet Canada, Cisco, Live Nation Entertainment and Loblaw Companies Limited; Opening Ceremony Creative Partner Cirque du Soleil; as well as Official Suppliers Allstream, Beanfield Metroconnect, Coca-Cola, Pattison Outdoor Advertising, FUSE Marketing Group, McKesson Canada, Molson Coors, Royal Canadian Mint, Scalar, Schenker of Canada Ltd., Toronto Pearson International Airport, the Toronto Star, Siemens Canada, and Official Broadcaster CBC/Radio-Canada.

About TO2015 
The TORONTO 2015 Pan American Games will take place July 10–26 and the Parapan American Games August 7–15. The TORONTO 2015 Games are funded by the Government of Canada, the Province of Ontario, as well as Lead Partner CIBC and other partners and sponsors. 
The TORONTO 2015 Pan Am/Parapan Am Games Organizing Committee (TO2015) is tasked with managing and delivering the Games. It is working to bring some of the world's best athletes and artists to Toronto and the Greater Golden Horseshoe region, giving Ontarians a unique chance to be part of the action, and making the region a hub for sport. 
For more information about the Games, please visit or follow @TO2015, @TO2015_fr (French) or @TO2015_es (Spanish).

About Maytag Brand

For more than a century, Maytag brand appliances have been synonymous with dependability and durability. Through the commitment of Whirlpool Corporation, Maytag brand's enduring tradition of quality production and performance continues to thrive. Exceptionally durable, commercial-grade components are found in many Maytag brand appliances. Maytag brand is part of Whirlpool Corporation's family of brands. Whirlpool Corporation is the world's leading global manufacturer and marketer of major home appliances, with annual sales of approximately $20 billion in 2014, 100,000 employees, and 70 manufacturing and technology research centers around the world. For more information on any Maytag brand appliance, visit

SOURCE Toronto 2015 Pan/Parapan American Games

For further information: Teddy Katz, Director, media relations and chief spokesperson, TO2015, 416.957.2117,; Laura Smith, Maytag Brand, 905-821-6485,; Lauren Frisch, Hill+Knowlton for Maytag Brand, 416-413-4581,

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