The Forzani Group Ltd./Le Groupe Forzani Ltee

The Forzani Group Ltd./Le Groupe Forzani Ltee

April 26, 2011 12:47 ET

The Forzani Group Ltd.: UFC Fighter - Rashad 'Suga' Evans: Autograph Appearance at Athletes World, Square One and Vaughan Mills

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 Rashad 'Suga' Evans to its Square One store on Wednesday, April 27th at 6:00 pm to 8:00pm and to its Vaughan Mills store on Friday, April 29th at 7:00pm to 8:30pm.

Rashad 'Suga' Evans appearance at both Athletes World locations is a sponsored event by Jaco. Jaco is a label carried in all Athletes World stores.

Rashad 'Suga' Evans is a mixed martial artist from Niagara Falls, New York. Evans is a former UFC Light Heavyweight Champion. Rashad Evans started his career with the Michigan State wrestling program. During that time he competed in five professional mixed martial arts fights and won all five. This led to his selection as one of the heavyweights to compete on season two of The Ultimate Fighter, which he won. Evans is currently signed to the Ultimate Fighting Championship.

Jaco Clothing is a performance sports brand that designs apparel for the training disciplines and emerging culture of a new breed of athlete. Jaco's dedication to understanding these athletes has allowed them to create a brand that embodies the attributes that define them.

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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