Huskie Athletics announces 2013 & 2014 CIS University Cup details
Source: Saskatchewan Sports Info
SASKATOON - University Cup Host Committee Chairperson Grant Kook
is pleased to announce PotashCorp as the title sponsor for the 2013
& 2014 CIS PotashCorp Men’s Hockey University Cup hosted
by the University of Saskatchewan.
PotashCorp was named the title sponsor at a news conference on Thursday at the Radisson Hotel. PotashCorp believes supporting local student-athletes has helped build a strong community. They welcome the opportunity to support the country’s top University men’s hockey teams vying for the CIS Championship.
“We are excited to help bring the University Cup back to
Saskatoon,” said Denita Stann, Vice-President of Investor and
Public Relations for PotashCorp. “As a proud Canadian
company, with hockey fans across our operations, we're pleased that
the 2013 and 2014 PotashCorp CIS University Cup will once again
shine a spotlight on CIS hockey and the hospitality of our home
Kook is very pleased that PotashCorp wanted to jump on board with this exciting event for the City of Saskatoon, province of Saskatchewan and the University of Saskatchewan campus.
“The PotashCorp University Cup host committee, Huskie Athletics and the University of Saskatchewan are very grateful for this contribution from PotashCorp,” said Kook. “The generosity they’ve shown to the University over the years has made them a leader in the Saskatoon community and in support of University athletics and the student-athletes. PotashCorp’s title sponsorship raises the bar in terms of legacy and impact this world-class men’s hockey event will leave on Saskatoon and Saskatchewan as a province.”
PotashCorp has contributed more than $11-million dollars to the University of Saskatchewan in the past. In 1998 the company contributed $5 million to create the PotashCorp Centre at the Edwards School of Business, as well as another $5 million to the University in 2005 for upgrades to Griffiths Stadium in PotashCorp Park to help Huskie Athletics host the 2006 Vanier Cup. The corporation has also gifted $300,000 to Huskie Athletics in the last two seasons to help with the student-athlete experience for each of the 15 CIS athletic teams at the University.
PotashCorp University Cup Host Committee
Kook also introduced the members of the PotashCorp University Cup Host Committee at the media conference:
Grant Kook – Chairperson
Michael Jenkins – Executive Director, Huskie Athletics
Brenda Gessner – Committee Coordinator
Cynthia Block – VP Media and Communications
Heather Dawson – Associate VP Media and Communications
Lorne Wright – VP Finance
Phil Piller – Associate VP Finance
Rod Antonichuk – VP Operations
Derek Giles – Associate VP Operations
Doug Hodson – VP Sponsorship
Ken Juba – Associate VP Sponsorship
Orest Chorneyko – VP Ticketing
Todd Peterson – Associate VP Ticketing
Jim Rhode – VP Special Events
Dan Hulak – VP Huskie Alumni Liaison
Dan Leier – Associate VP Huskie Alumni Liaison
Bruce Bradshaw – VP Volunteers
Bobbi Bates – Associate VP Volunteers
Basil Hughton – Athletic Director, Huskie Athletics
Shawn Rempel – Marketing, Huskie Athletics
Nicole Betker – Sports Information Director, Huskie Athletics
PotashCorp University Cup Tickets
Ticket packages go on sale to University of Saskatchewan faculty, staff, students and alumni on Friday at 10 a.m. for presale. General public can purchase Monday at 10 a.m. Single tickets will not go on sale until 2013.
Purchase on Ticketmaster.ca, by calling 306-938-7800 or toll free at 1-800-970-SEAT.