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March 09, 2010 13:15 ET

The Forzani Group Ltd. Named Official Partner of CJGA

-Supporting Clinics for Kids across Canada-

MARKHAM, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - March 9, 2010) - The Canadian Junior Golf Association (CJGA) is pleased to announce a three year partnership with The Forzani Group Ltd. (TSX:FGL), Canada's largest retailer of sporting goods, as an Official Partner of the CJGA.

Nevada Bob's, a corporate banner of the Forzani Group Ltd., will become an Official Sponsor of the Clinics for Kids Program as well as the Official Sports Retailer of the CJGA. The new partnership will see the expansion of the Clinics for Kids Program, a program that will be offered on a national scale. The clinics will take place at every CJGA Junior Linkster and Junior Tour event across Canada, a number that exceeds 80 events in 2010. The clinics will be free of charge to all junior aged golfers covering all facets of the game and introducing the game to juniors across Canada.

"We're committed to getting and keeping more Canadians moving, and we know that this starts at the grassroots level. Getting kids involved with golf at either a recreational or competitive level is a surefire way to influence them toward adopting an active lifestyle forever," says Mark Hindman, Vice President of Marketing at The Forzani Group Ltd. 

The partnership builds on the CJGA's goal of giving junior golfers in Canada an opportunity to develop their professional skills, while honouring The Forzani Group Ltd.'s mandate to involve more Canadians in an active lifestyle.

"We are thrilled to have The Forzani Group Ltd. and more notably Nevada Bob's as an Official Partner of the CJGA" said Earl Fritz, Executive Director of the CJGA. "With their support, the CJGA is enabled to expand its programs on a national scale which are designed to create interest in and awareness for the game of golf at the introductory, development stages."

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, Athletes World, National Sports, Sports Experts, Intersport, Econosports, Atmosphere, Tech Shop, Pegasus, Nevada Bob's Golf, Hockey Experts, The Fitness Source, and S3. The Forzani Group Ltd. also has websites for several of its corporate and franchise banners which can be accessed through its main website at www.forzanigroup.com.

About the CJGA
The Canadian Junior Golf Association is a "registered Canadian amateur athletic association" (RCAAA) not-for-profit registered federally with Revenue Canada. The Canadian Junior Golf Association (CJGA) is dedicated to providing Canada's junior golfers with the necessary skills and knowledge required to lay a foundation for a future in competitive golf. Through its six-stage competitive development program that focuses on tournaments, clinics, international competitions, and mentoring programs with PGA Tour professionals, the CJGA introduces the game to juniors as young as five and offers competitive multi-day events for the more advanced golfer. The CJGA acts as a feeder system to provincial and national competitions, collegiate and university golf, as well as professional and recreational golf. For more information please visit www.cjga.com.

The Canadian Junior Golf Association is generously supported by its National Founding Partner, LEXUS.

Contact Information

  • Brad Parkins
    Chief Operations Officer
    Canadian Junior Golf Association
    1-877-508-1069 ext 221
    brad.parkins@cjga.com