TORONTO, June 15, 2016 /CNW/ - Rugby Canada is delighted to announce a
renewed sponsorship by Sun Life, which will see Sun Life Global
Investments become Canada's Official Sponsor at the World Rugby Monaco
Repechage. Sun Life has been an avid supporter of Rugby Canada's
National Senior Men's Sevens team over the past several years, most
recently at the 2016 Hong Kong Sevens.
The Monaco Repechage is a pivotal tournament for Rugby Canada's Men's
Sevens, as it represents the final chance to qualify for the 2016
Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. The highly anticipated tournament
will be held June 18 and 19 at the Stade Louis II stadium in the
Fontvieille district of Monaco, with the winner qualifying for Rio
2016. This year marks the return of rugby to the Olympics for the first
time since 1924, a testament to the growth of rugby internationally.
As part of this sponsorship, the National Senior Men's Sevens team will
bear the Sun Life Global Investments logo on the front of their jerseys
for the duration of the Monaco Repechage.
"We are proud of our sponsorship of Rugby Canada," said Rick Headrick,
President, Sun Life Global Investments. "The core values these athletes
bring to the game - teamwork, respect, and commitment to excellence -
are values we share. We look forward to cheering on the team this
Canada most recently wore the Sun Life branded jerseys at the 2016 Hong
Kong Sevens, where their players and staff engaged in a youth rugby
clinic with the children of Sun Life employees.
"Sun Life Global Investments' contribution to Rugby Canada shows their
dedication to growing the sport of rugby in Canada," said Allen Vansen,
Rugby Canada Chief Executive Officer. "We are thankful for Sun Life
Global Investments' continued support over the past few years,
especially now at a crucial time for our National Senior Men's Sevens
About Sun Life Global Investments (Canada) Inc.
Sun Life Global Investments offers Canadians a diverse lineup of mutual
funds and innovative portfolio solutions, empowering them to pursue
their financial goals at every life stage. We bring together the
strength of one of Canada's most trusted names in financial services
with some of the best asset managers from around the world to deliver a
truly global investment platform. Sun Life Global Investments manages
more than $13 billion on behalf of institutional and retail investors
from coast to coast and is a member of the Sun Life Financial group of
companies. For more information, visit www.sunlifeglobalinvestments.com or connect with us on Twitter @SLGI_Canada.
About Sun Life
Sun Life Financial is a leading international financial services
organization providing a diverse range of protection and wealth
products and services to individuals and corporate customers. Sun Life
Financial has operations in a number of markets worldwide, including
Canada, the United States, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Hong Kong, the
Philippines, Japan, Indonesia, India, China, Australia, Singapore,
Vietnam, Malaysia and Bermuda. As of March 31, 2016, the Sun Life
Financial group of companies had total assets under management of $861
billion. For more information please visit www.sunlife.com.
Sun Life Financial Inc. trades on the Toronto (TSX), New York (NYSE) and
Philippine (PSE) stock exchanges under the ticker symbol SLF.
About Rugby Canada:
Rugby Canada is a member of World Rugby and is also the National Sport
Organization (NSO) responsible for administrating the game of Rugby
Fifteens and Rugby Sevens in Canada. Rugby Canada's mandate is to keep
Canadian rugby competitive at the highest levels domestically and
internationally. For more information, visit www.rugbycanada.ca.
Note to Editors: All figures in Canadian dollars.
SOURCE Sun Life Financial Inc.
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