BARRIE, ONTARIO (February 22, 2017) – MultiSport Canada (MSC) is excited to announce that Skechers Performance Canada, a division of Skechers USA Canada, Inc., will be the 2017 Title Sponsor for the MultiSport Canada (MSC) Triathlon Series.
The partnership will give Skechers Performance Canada exclusivity in the footwear category and the product will be displayed at all MSC events. The expanded relationship will provide Skechers Performance Canada with greater opportunities to further engage with athletes and for them to discover the full profile of their performance footwear line. Moreover, all race finishers will be awarded with a medal featuring the all-new Skechers Performance Triathlon Series logo.
“Skechers Performance Canada is happy to expand its partnership with MSC,” said David Beecroft, Country Manager at Skechers USA Canada, Inc. “Becoming title sponsor of the MultiSport Triathlon Series will allow us to further highlight our Performance Division to the Canadian Triathlon community.”
“We have had a very successful partnership with Skechers Performance Canada and we are looking forward to the title sponsorship in 2017,” said John Salt, MultiSport Canada President. “Over the past few years Skechers Performance has been a fantastic supporter of not only the series, but several of our Ambassador Team members including past ambassadors, Lionel Sanders and Cody Beals. Their commitment to supporting our grass roots races is truly appreciated.”
The year’s race series will take place on the following dates: June 24/25 (Rose City), July 15/16 (Gravenhurst), August 6 (Kingston), August 12/13 (Bracebridge), August 19/20 (Toronto Island), August 26 (Wasaga Beach) and September 9/10 (Lakeside).
For more information about Skechers Performance please visit GOSkechers.com and follow us on Facebook.com/SkechersPerformanceCanada, Twitter.com/SkechersPerfCan and Instagram/@skechersperformancecanada.
For more information about the MSC 2017 Triathlon Series visit: www.multisportcanada.com
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 2,012 SKECHERS Company-owned and third party-owned retail stores, and the Company’s e-commerce websites. The Company manages its international business through a network of global distributors, joint venture partners in Asia and the Middle East, and wholly-owned subsidiaries in Canada, Japan, throughout Europe and Latin America. For more information, please visit skechers.com and follow us on Facebook (facebook.com/SKECHERS) and Twitter (twitter.com/SKECHERSUSA).
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About MultiSport Canada
MultiSport Canada (MSC) was founded by John Salt and Mike Buck in 2002. The first race was held in 2002 at Erin Meadows Community Centre and has now grown into Canada’s largest triathlon series with over 9,000 athletes participating in multiple races. MSC owns and produces the Skechers Performance Triathlon Series, the Niagara Falls Barrelman, and The Ontario Women’s Triathlon. MSC is also one of Canada’s premier event management companies contracted by several other event partners and not-for- profits such as the Princess Margaret Hospital Foundation and Joe’s Team.