The Forzani Group Ltd./Le Groupe Forzani Ltee

The Forzani Group Ltd./Le Groupe Forzani Ltee

January 15, 2008 18:40 ET

The Forzani Group Ltd.: Hundred's of Ontario Kids to Benefit Through The Power of Sport for Kids Program

CALGARY, ALBERTA--(Marketwire - Jan. 15, 2008) - The Forzani Group Ltd. (TSX:FGL) -

Thanks to Sport Chek and The Power of Sport for Kids program - 3 well deserving community organizations in Ontario will be well stocked with brand new sports equipment. The three recipient community groups are as follows:

The Boys and Girls Club of Brantford - Brantford, ON

Woodward School - Hamilton, ON

Barrie Young Peoples Centre - Barrie, ON

$25,000 in brand new sporting equipment will be presented to these three organizations between January 16th - 17th.

The Power of Sport for Kids Program provides children in need with sporting equipment and the opportunity to play and enjoy sports. The program is driven nationally through Sport Chek stores. By means of fundraising, brand new sporting equipment is donated to groups and organizations who work with or support children who are in need or at risk. "The Power of Sport Program believes that all kids need the opportunity to play sports and experience a healthy lifestyle" says Jennifer Harbour, Program Coordinator. "For some, it's just not that simple. Even a basic pair of running shoes for some families represents a cost beyond their means. For kids in that situation it means going without the basic equipment to participate in the very activities that we encourage of them."

The media is invited to attend these celebration events. The addresses and dates are as follows:

January 16th - Brantford Boys & Girls Club
2 Edge St.
Brantford, ON 6pm - 7pm

January 17th - Woodward School
575 Woodward Ave.
Hamilton, ON 9:15am - 10:15am

January 17th - Barrie Young Peoples Centre
59 Maple Ave.
Barrie, ON 5pm - 6:30pm

About The Forzani Group Ltd.

The Forzani Group Ltd. is Canada's largest national retailer of sporting goods, offering a comprehensive assortment of brand-name and private-brand products, operating stores from coast to coast, under the following corporate and franchise banners: Sport Chek, Coast Mountain Sports, Sport Mart, National Sports, Sports Experts, Intersport, Econosports, Atmosphere, Tech Shop, Pegasus, Nevada Bob's Golf, Hockey Experts, The Fitness Source and Athletes World. The Company also retails on-line at and provides a content rich sporting goods information site at

The foregoing information may contain forward-looking statements relating to the future performance of The Forzani Group Ltd. Forward-looking statements, specifically those concerning future performance, are subject to certain risks and uncertainties, and actual results may differ materially. The Company, in compliance with the reporting requirements of the various securities commissions, details these risks and uncertainties from time to time.

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