The Forzani Group Ltd./Le Groupe Forzani Ltee

The Forzani Group Ltd./Le Groupe Forzani Ltee

April 26, 2011 13:00 ET

The Forzani Group Ltd.: UFC Fighter- Pat Barry and TapouT Founders- Punkass and Skyskrape: Autograph Appearance at Athletes World, Square One

CALGARY, ALBERTA--(Marketwire - April 26, 2011) - Athletes World, the premier specialty retailer of footwear and apparel in athletic and street fashion (a corporate banner of The Forzani Group Ltd. (TSX:FGL), is excited to bring UFC fighter Pat Barry and TapouT founders Punkass and Skyskrape to its Square One store on Thursday, April 28th at 6:30 pm for a meet and greet autograph signing.

The appearance is sponsored by TapouT, the world's premiere MMA training apparel and equipment brand, available in all Athletes World stores.

About TapouT

Founded in 1997 by Mask, Punkass and Skyskrape, TapouT is the first brand to represent the sport of MMA. From humble beginnings when the brand was sold at underground events, TapouT has become synonymous with the sport and is the most recognized MMA brand in the world. Fighters and millions of global fans wear TapouT as a badge of honor as it symbolizes the brands fighting spirit and that quitting is never an option. TapouT's worldwide movement is founded on Mask's conviction that anything is possible if one simply believes…

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, Sport Mart, Athletes World, National Sports, Sports Experts, Intersport, Atmosphere, Tech Shop, Nevada Bob's Golf, Hockey Experts, The Fitness Source and S3. 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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