The Forzani Group Ltd./Le Groupe Forzani Ltee

The Forzani Group Ltd./Le Groupe Forzani Ltee

April 09, 2009 16:15 ET

Sport Chek Partners With ParticipACTION

Promoting Sport & Physical Activity

CALGARY, ALBERTA--(Marketwire - April 9, 2009) - Sport Chek, a corporate banner of The Forzani Group Ltd. (TSX:FGL), Canada's largest retailer of sporting goods is pleased to announce its partnership agreement with ParticipACTION, to help build awareness about the benefits of sports and physical activity among Canadians.

To launch the partnership, Sport Chek will help spread ParticipACTION's message to more Canadians by providing its online members with simple tips to integrate physical activity into their daily lives in fun and easy ways. In addition, to help reach more communities and families, Sport Chek will be broadcasting ParticipACTION's message within its stores TV units and flyers.

"This new partnership will allow for the continued and genuine commitment of Sport Chek, to inspire Canadians to get active and increase their sport participation," said Christie Cameron, Promotions & Sponsorship Manager of The Forzani Group Ltd. "We look forward to working on many more joint promotional programs with ParticipACTION to help our customers make the move to become more physically active."

"We share Sport Chek's commitment to supporting and promoting sport and physical activity across the country," says Kelly Murumets, President and CEO of ParticipACTION. "We all have parts to play in getting our children and adults to move more. It's through partnerships like this that we can work together to realize our vision-a society where Canadians are the most physically active on earth."

About ParticipACTION

ParticipACTION is the national voice of physical activity and sport participation in Canada. Originally established in 1971, ParticipACTION was re-launched in 2007 to help prevent the looming inactivity and obesity crisis that faces Canada. As a national not-for-profit organization solely dedicated to inspiring and supporting healthy and active living for Canadians, it works with its partners, which include sport, physical activity, recreation organizations, government and corporate sponsors, to inspire and support Canadians to move more. ParticipACTION is generously supported by Sport Canada and the Public Health Agency of Canada. For more information, visit

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