The Forzani Group Ltd./Le Groupe Forzani Ltee

The Forzani Group Ltd./Le Groupe Forzani Ltee

August 23, 2008 10:23 ET

Sport Mart Sport Packs Give Deserving Kids a Chance

CALGARY, ALBERTA--(Marketwire - Aug. 23, 2008) - Sport Mart, a retail banner of The Forzani Group Ltd. (TSX:FGL), Canada's largest retailer of sporting goods is pleased to announce their "Back to School Sport Mart Sport Pack" event. Sport Mart is helping kids get active and play sports! For a limited time only, Sport Mart Sport Packs will be sold in stores for $10 each (including GST). All Sport Packs will be donated to the Boys & Girls Clubs of Calgary. Each Sport Mart Sport Pack contains a Ripzone T-shirt, Umbro shorts, Drill 3-Pair Pack socks, and a Sport Mart Running Shoe voucher - all neatly tucked inside a snazzy Nike Gym Bag.

Boys & Girls Clubs of Calgary reports "... even in Alberta's strong economy, 64,000 children (8.6 per cent) are living in poverty. Being involved in sports is a "luxury" some Calgary families just can't afford for their kids." Boys and Girls Clubs of Calgary offer after-school programs to children ages 7 - 12 in seven Calgary communities. After-school activities include sports, arts and recreational programs, computer programs & homework assistance.

Sport Mart is helping kids with the basics so they're able to play sports. "Playing sports is such an important part of growing up! We just wanted to give kids some essentials they'll need, so they're able to get involved." said Carmen Ng, Sport Mart Marketing Coordinator.

Sport Packs are available at all Calgary Sport Mart stores for $10 (including GST), and will be donated to the Boys & Girls Clubs of Calgary. Each Sport Pack is valued at $58 retail.

Sport Mart Sport Packs - Giving Sport a Chance!

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, S3 and Athletes World. The Company also has websites for several of its corporate and franchise banners which can be accessed through its main website at

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