Media Advisory - Live Draw for TORONTO 2015 Pan Am Games Soccer Schedule

Interviews and photo op to follow

TORONTO, April 22, 2015 /CNW/ - The TORONTO 2015 Pan Am/Parapan Am Games Organizing Committee (TO2015) is holding the official draw to announce the highly anticipated TORONTO 2015 Pan Am Games football (soccer) schedule.

The draw will be co-hosted by Saäd Rafi, chief executive officer, TO2015 and Toronto-based singer/songwriter Amanda Martinez. The draw will confirm the eight nations competing in both the men's and women's competitions, divide them into two groups and solidify this summer's match-ups.  Soccer expert Nigel Reid, Major League Soccer legend Dwayne De Rosario and retired women's World Cup soccer player Helen Stoumbos will provide commentary throughout the draw.

Fans and teams alike will be excited to learn who stands between their country and the gold medal this July.

Following the event, personalities and guests will be available for media interviews at the TO2015 office.


1 p.m. to 1:45 p.m., Friday, April 24, 2015

Media check-in: 12:30 p.m.


Helen Stoumbos, retired women's Team Canada soccer player and first Canadian goal scorer in a World Cup final

Amanda Martinez, singer/songwriter

Nigel Reed, soccer expert and analyst, FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup Canada 2014

Dwayne De Rosario, Major League Soccer Legend and all-time leading scorer for the Canadian National Team


Corus Quay – Corus Entertainment Building

25 Dockside Drive, Toronto

8th floor auditorium


SOURCE Toronto 2015 Pan/Parapan American Games

For further information: Teddy Katz, Director, media relations and chief spokesperson, TO2015, 416.957.2117,

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