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Sport Chek Signs Multi-year Strategic Partnership With Canadian Nhl Superstar Steven Stamkos

The unique partnership includes exclusive behind-the-scenes digital content of Stamkos' journey as one of the elite players http://kristasnockplace.beeplog.com/blog.pl?blogid=292168 in the NHL, as well as appearances at Sport Chek stores and events sponsored by the retailer. The partnership will support the entire business group of FGL Sports, including Sport Chek, Sports Experts, National Sports and Pro Hockey Life. As part of the Canadian Tire Family of Companies, the partnership also allows for Stamkos to represent Canadian Tire throughout the term of the partnership, although the initial focus will be for Sport Chek, the Official Sports Store for Canada's Olympic Team. Stamkos will also become an Ambassador for Canadian Tire Jumpstart, a program dedicated to removing barriers so children can participate in organized sport and recreation. "I am excited to be joining the Sport Chek and the Canadian Tire Family of Companies. As a workouts kid growing up in Canada, I know how Canadians admire and trust the brands," said Steven Stamkos. "It is my hope that by working with Sport Chek, we will be able to inspire millions of Canadians to live healthy, active lifestyles and gain all the positives that come from sport." "There are very few athletes that match the dedication, passion and commitment of Steven and we are grateful to be working with him," said Michael Medline, President of Canadian Tire Corporation. "Steven Stamkos is young, digitally savvy and one of the best hockey players in the world. Everything we do with Steven is going to have digital content at the heart of it - and Steven has offered us incredible access to exclusive content for our customers." "Steven had recently suffered his injury when Sport Chek called to express their desire for a long-term partnership," said Don Meehan, the agent for Stamkos and President of Newport Sports Management Inc.
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