Toronto, April 25, 2014 – Purolator Inc. is pleased to announce that it has become an official partner of the Ottawa REDBLACKS and Ottawa Fury FC, as part of an exclusive multi-year partnership with the Ottawa Sports and Entertainment Group (OSEG).
“We are thrilled to partner with the Ottawa Sports and Entertainment Group to help usher in a new wave of professional football and soccer to Ottawa sports fans,” said Ramsey Mansour, Vice President, Marketing, Purolator. “Additionally, this new partnership will further extend the reach of our Purolator Tackle Hunger® (PTH) program to support more food banks across Canada.”
In addition to handling the shipping and courier needs of the teams, Purolator will sponsor one Ottawa REDBLACKS and one Ottawa Fury FC game as part of the company’s game-day food drives that it hosts across Canada at select Canadian sporting events.
“We are pleased to welcome Purolator as the official courier of the Ottawa REDBLACKS and Ottawa Fury FC,” said Adrian Sciarra, OSEG’s VP, Partnerships and Merchandise Sales. “We are looking forward to helping grow the award winning Purolator Tackle Hunger program in Ottawa/Gatineau during the 2014 season.”
All non-perishable food items and cash donations from the game-day food drives go toward the PTH program, which since 2003, has raised the equivalent of more than 6.5 million pounds of food for Canadian food banks.
Making Canada stronger by delivering our customers’ promises, Purolator is Canada’s leading integrated freight, parcel and logistics solutions provider. Celebrating over 50 years of delivering Canada on time, Purolator continues to expand its reach and renowned service levels and reliability to more people, more businesses and more places across the country and around the world. Purolator is proud of its Canadian heritage and is focused on sustainably positioning itself for future growth and success. Purolator is also committed to contributing to the well-being of the communities it serves and where more than 12,000 of its teammates live, work and play.
About Ottawa Sports and Entertainment Group
The Ottawa Sports and Entertainment Group is a partnership of five Ottawa business and community leaders. OSEG has partnered with the City of Ottawa to revitalize and manage Lansdowne, which will house the TD Place sports and entertainment facility, the historic Aberdeen Pavilion and Horticulture Building, a new commercial district, an office tower, two condominium towers, townhomes and an 18-acre urban park. OSEG also owns and operates three sports teams: the Ottawa REDBLACKS (CFL), Ottawa Fury FC (NASL) and the Ottawa 67's (OHL). For more information on OSEG visit www.OSEG.ca.
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Manager, Corporate Communications
Tel: 905 712-1084 ext. 23851