“Awesome” Clothing Package for Team Canada thanks to RMP Athletic Locker Ltd.

DOUGLAS, ISLE OF MAN (September 8, 2011) – When Team Canada walks into the Opening Ceremony at the Commonwealth Youth Games on the Isle of Man later today, the athletes and coaches will be showcasing an exciting new partnership between Commonwealth Games Canada (CGC) and R.M.P. Athletic Locker Ltd.

“We’ve come to these Games with a phenomenal team of athletes and coaches, and R.M.P. Athletic Locker has put together an awesome clothing package for the Canadian team,” said Scott Stevenson, CGC’s Director of Sport, who is overseeing all aspects of Team Canada’s experience at the Youth Games this week. “They’ve gone to such great lengths to really understand the needs of our athletes and to create clothing that’s comfortable and practical, and that these athletes will be proud to wear at the Games, and well after the competition is over.”

“This partnership with the Commonwealth Games is such a great fit for us,” added Mike Dyon, co-founder of R.M.P. Athletic Locker, and a top ten finisher for Canada in the marathon at the 1982 Commonwealth Games in Brisbane, Australia. “We’re already outfitting the Rugby 7’s squad with their competitive gear through our KooGa line, so it seemed like a natural next step to provide an overall Team Canada package for everyone who’s competing and coaching.”

Athletes aged 14 to 18 from almost 70 nations will compete in the IV Commonwealth Youth Games from September 9th to 11th. Canadian athletes will compete in six sports: Athletics, Badminton, Boxing, Cycling, Men’s Gymnastics and Rugby 7’s. Follow their progress at www.commonwealthgames.ca/games/isleofman.

About R.M.P. Athletic Locker Ltd.
RMP Athletic Locker Ltd. was started in 1977 by Mike and Paul Dyon to distribute Brooks Athletic shoes in Canada. Today, they are one the leading distributors of sporting goods in Canada. They distribute over 15 brands including Brooks, Fila, Umbro, KooGa, and Rip Zone.

About Commonwealth Games Canada
Commonwealth Games Canada (CGC) is the international franchise holder for the Commonwealth Games and Commonwealth movement in Canada, and an active, contributing member of the Canadian sport community. The mission of Commonwealth Games Canada is to strengthen sport within Canada and throughout the Commonwealth, by participating in the Commonwealth Games and by using sport as a development tool.

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For more information, please contact:

Mike Dyon
RMP Athletic Locker Ltd.
(C) 416.200.3614
(O) 905.361.2390 x 306

Scott Stevenson
Director of Sport
Commonwealth Games Canada
011 44 7624 425 371