Canada’s Paralympic Team Gets Support From Tire Company

Canadian Tire Corp., the parent of Sports Check, has inked an agreement to support Canadian Paralympics through 2016.

"Not only will Canadian Tire's investment in high performance sport help our athletes achieve excellence at the Paralympic Games, but it will also help us foster the next generation of Canadian athletes through their support of our grassroots funding programs, helping make the benefits of sport accessible to more Canadians,” said David Legg, president of the Canadian Paralympic Committee.

As part of this partnership, the Canadian Paralympic Committee will work with Canadian Tire to increase opportunities for Canadians with disabilities to participate in organized sports.

"From playground to podium, we will play a role in helping Canadian families and amateur athletes succeed and are pleased to work with the Canadian Paralympic Committee in communities across Canada to promote participation in sports and active living," said Duncan Fulton, senior vice president of corporate affairs at Canadian Tire and limited and chief marketing officer for FGL Sports.