TORONTO, May 4, 2012 /CNW/ - Today, Toronto 2015 Pan/Parapan Am Games
Organizing Committee (TO2015) announced the official name of the
Athletes' Village: CIBCPan and Parapan Am Games Athletes' Village.
The Athletes' Village will house more than 10,000 athletes, coaches and
officials in the West Don Lands community, providing a safe and
comfortable home-away-from-home during the Toronto 2015 Games. After
the Games, the site will be transformed into a mixed-use,
pedestrian-friendly, riverside community where residents can live, work
and raise a family.
At an announcement today, celebrating the official opening of the CIBC
branch serving the Athletes' Village, the financial service institution
also announced a $1 million commitment to young people involved in
amateur sport with the CIBC Youthvision Scholarship Athlete Award. This
initiative will help 30 individuals achieve their goals as they prepare
for athletic competition and their careers post-Games.
"As the Lead Partner for the 2015 Games, CIBC has fully embraced their
role inspiring a generation of athletes with a commitment to benefiting
Canadians in amateur sports," said Ian Troop, TO2015 Chief Executive
Officer. "This underscores their continued commitment to the Games and
their generous support of athletes and amateur sport in Canada."
"CIBC has truly stepped up to help deliver the Games and more," said
Katherine Henderson, TO2015 Senior Vice President of Marketing and
Revenue. "Their commitment and investment clearly goes beyond the field
of play and into communities and sport."
CIBC was announced as Lead Partner for the Toronto 2015 Pan/Parapan
American Games in October 2011. The four-year partnership agreement
provides CIBC with sole Lead Partner status and exclusive sponsorship
rights among financial institutions.
About the Toronto 2015 Pan/Parapan American Games
The Pan American Games are one of the world's largest international
multi-sport events, held every four years for athletes of the 41 member
nations of the Pan American Sports Organization (PASO). The Games
comprise all Olympic Summer Games sports, as well as traditional Pan
American sports. The Toronto 2015 Pan/Parapan American Games will draw
10,000 athletes and officials and feature 48 sports in municipalities
across the Greater Golden Horseshoe area. The Toronto 2015 Pan American
Games will take place July 10-26 and the Parapan American Games August
7-14. For more information about the Games, please visit toronto2015.org.