Toronto, ON - Athletics Ontario (AO) is excited to announce our partnership with Skechers Performance, a division of Skechers USA Canada Inc.€”a global leader in high performance and lifestyle footwear€”as the exclusive footwear sponsor of the 2016 AO Brand Ambassador Program which supports sport mentorship and athletic program development in Ontario.
€˜’Athletics Ontario is thrilled to partner with Skechers Performance for our AO Brand Ambassador program,€ said Katie Ozolins, Executive Director of Athletics Ontario. €œThis partnership will allow our athletes to focus on what they do best, while at the same time, supporting the growth and development of athletics in the province.€
The AO Brand Ambassador program highlights an individual’s involvement in athletics through various streams, either as a coach, athlete, official or volunteer. The AO Brand Ambassadors look to promote the sport of athletics and support Athletics Ontario’s initiatives.
€˜’Skechers Performance is pleased to announce it will be distributing his footwear to key ambassadors within the organization,€ said David Beecroft, Country Manager at Skechers USA Canada, Inc. €œWe are eagerly looking forward to building more mentors and role models to further promote the sport.’’
As a global leader in high performance and lifestyle footwear, Skechers Performance will provide shoes to coaches, officials, volunteers and athletes through the Athletics Ontario Ambassador Program. SKECHERS USA CANADA Inc. is headquartered in Mississauga, Ontario. For more information visit (http://www.goskechers.com/ , @skechersperfcan (TW), @skechersperformancecanada (IG) and @SKECHERSPerformanceCanada (FB)
ABOUT ATHLETICS ONTARIO
Athletics Ontario is the provincial governing body for track and field, cross-country, road racing and race waking. Athletics Ontario is the largest provincial branch under Athletics Canada. Founded in 1977, Athletics Ontario strives to develop, promote and ensure competent delivery of programs and competitions in athletics. Athletics Ontario strives to produce highly competitive provincial, national and international athletes and contributes to the health, fitness, social development and well-being of all participants.
ABOUT SKECHERS USA, INC.
SKECHERS USA, Inc., based in Manhattan Beach, California, designs, develops and markets a diverse range of lifestyle footwear for men, women and children, as well as performance footwear for men and women. SKECHERS footwear is available in the United States and over 160 countries and territories worldwide via department and specialty stores, more than 1,410 SKECHERS Company-owned and third-party retail stores, and the Company’s e-commerce website. The Company manages its international business through a network of global distributors, joint venture partners in Asia, and wholly-owned subsidiaries in Brazil, Canada, Chile, Japan, Latin America and throughout Europe. For more information, please visit skechers.com and follow us on Facebook (facebook.com/SKECHERS) and Twitter (twitter.com/SKECHERSUSA).
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