Message from AthletesCAN regarding Athletes Connect Program

Thursday, August 8, 2013

After 15-years of partnership between AthletesCAN and Bell, administration of the Athletes Connect cell phone program has been transferred to the Canadian Olympic Committee. We applaud the COC in expanding their reach to support athletes earlier in their careers, on their athletic journey prior to reaching the Olympic or Pan Am Games.

Since 1997 the program established and managed by AthletesCAN has connected athletes to friends and family by providing mobile phone programs to more than 15,000 National Team athletes who have proudly represented Canada on the international stage. With the transfer of the program to the COC, Bell has committed to maintaining service to the current eligible sports under the current eligibility criteria until December 31, 2014.

We are proud to have established the most significant direct sponsorship program ever offered to Canadian National team athletes. The program has been unique in terms of providing a key service and direct support to national team athletes in Olympic, Paralympic, and world championship sports.

We are also proud to continue to work on behalf of Canada’s athletes to bring value added services from our current partners including Investors Group, Dale Carnegie, Enterprise, Purolator, and CIBC.

AthletesCAN is Canada’s National Team athlete association and independent athlete voice. We invite you to visit our website - www.athletescan.com - to learn more about AthletesCAN and our host of programs and services, including the newly launched CIBC Team Next Program and the Athlete Leadership Handbook - a comprehensive resource for all national team athletes.

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