For Immediate Release
TORONTO (November 13, 2019) – Canadian Sport Institute Ontario (CSIO) and Kahunaverse Sports Group (Kahunaverse) are pleased to announce a multi-year partnership that will provide CSIO staff with clothing and apparel to support the world-class service delivery and high performance values of the organization.
As Canada’s largest provider of institutional and team sporting equipment, apparel and accessories, Kahunaverse has a diverse product offering that includes well-known sportwear brands and their own Kahunaverse product line.
Kahunaverse will serve as the Official Teamwear and Apparel Supplier to CSIO with a five-year partnership.
“CSIO is excited to embark on this new partnership with Kahunaverse. The company has a vast history in the sport community and a deep understanding of the Ontario and Canadian sport systems. They provide a top-quality and extensive product offering that will ensure the needs of our organization are met. From our performance services staff supporting high performance athletes at training and competition, to our administrative staff providing professional services to our stakeholders, Kahunaverse has the products we need to ‘elevate people and performances’.”
David Chu, Director, Corporate Services & Partnerships, CSIO
“Kahunaverse Sports is honoured to partner with CSIO to help support their staff, programs, coaches and athletes. The services the CSIO provides are fostering and empowering the future of the Canadian sport community. We know through our deep product offering and joint efforts we can help propel the CSIO’s vision and do so with the highest level of service.”
Scott Kehoe, VP Marketing, Kahunaverse Sports
About Canadian Sport Institute Ontario
Canadian Sport Institute Ontario (CSIO) is a non-profit organization committed to the pursuit of excellence by providing world-class programs, services, and leadership to high performance athletes, coaches, and National and Provincial Sport Organizations to enhance their ability to achieve international podium performances. Our team of expert practitioners deliver sport science, sport medicine, life services, and coaching and technical leadership support to help Canada win medals and strengthen the sport system in Ontario and Canada. CSIO is part of the Canadian Olympic and Paralympic Sport Institute Network, working in partnership with the Canadian Olympic Committee and Canadian Paralympic Committee. CSIO is further supported by funding partners such as the Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport, Sport Canada, Own the Podium, and the Coaching Association of Canada. www.csiontario.ca
About Kahunaverse Sports
Kahunaverse Sports is Canada’s largest provider of institutional and team sporting equipment, apparel and accessories. They are the go-to source for all sport-specific player or team needs. Kahunaverse Sports was born through the fusion of two great Canadian companies in Home Run Sports and Big Kahuna Sport Co. Both companies originally operated separately to service and support the Canadian sports marketplace. In 2018 Kahunaverse Sports further acquired Canada’s largest soccer speciality and team provider SoccerX. With stores located all across Canada and a nationwide sales team, Kahunaverse Sports mission is “To outfit and inspire the athlete in all of us, and help create a lifetime of memories through the journey of sport, from prospect to pro.” www.kahunaverse.com
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Laura Albright, Manager, Communications & Events
Canadian Sport Institute Ontario
Tel: 416.596.1240 ex. 238
Scott Kehoe, VP Marketing
Tel: 604-536-2441 ex. 154