TC Energy becomes gold level sponsor supporting tennis
TC Energy has rallied behind the tennis competition for the upcoming 2019 Western Canada Summer Games.
TC Energy, formerly known as Transcanada, has contributed $15,000 to the Games to serve as a Gold Sponsor and presenting sponsor of the tennis competition.
The tennis competition which will be hosted from
August 14 to 18 at the four
Riverside Park tennis courts.
Competitors will be entered in a team event, along with male and female singles, doubles and mixed doubles. Entires in the team event are Alberta,
Manitoba, North West Territories and host Saskatchewan.
“The tennis venue is going to be a very high profile part of the legacy of the Games,” explained Steve Loney, Indigenous and Community Relations
Liaison for TC Energy, Central
Region. “So we’re very proud to be a part of that.”
Loney said the partnership ties into their philosophy of giving back to the communities they operate in.
“Getting involved with our neighbours and events that are important to the communities where we work and live is a big part of TC Energy’s values. Our employees, and it’s actually also employee driven, want to get involved and be a part of this momentous sporting event that’s happening here.”
TC Energy is no stranger to working in support of a variety of events and activities in communities across Western
“The Games experiences that we’ve had in other markets, much like we’re going to have here, they just create a real energy and an excitement,” he explained. “The athletes bring the heat, I guess TC Energy brings the energy.”
Scott Cassidy, Director of
Friends of the Games, said this exciting new partnership is an important one as they get in the final days of gathering the financial commitment necessary to make the Games a memorable one for all involved.
“We’re very happy to connect with them about 30 days out from the Games here, and have them as our tennis sponsor,” Cassidy said. “It’s one of these ones again that has been in the works for a long time. TC
Energy just really connected with the Games right away.”
He was also happy they have been able to check off another sport of the 16 available competitions scheduled during the
”Our fund-raising goal from the start was to sell all the sports, and I’m happy to say that we’re very very near that goal. We’ve got a month left basically. I think we have just one or two sports just to finalize and then every sport will be sold out for these Games.
Cassidy said the tennis venue will be the site of some great tennis action for five days during the Games, but also a valuable addition to the community for years to come.
“We talk about the legacy projects for after the Games come and go, and we’ve all noticed the tennis courts have got an upgrade at Riverside
Park. And they look beautiful.
Those are top notch, the right levelling the right paint, like everything is going to be looking good for when the athletes are here to perform on those courts. So credit to the City for supporting our Games so much.”
“When City Council went out to bid for these Games, I think this is what they envisioned.
Now it is just all coming to reality here in the next 30 days.”
Cassidy said in addition to the financial commitment, TC
Energy was also finalizing the best way they can step forward to serve as volunteers during the Games.
“Talking to the local staff here today, they’re all talking about volunteering. And that’s the buzz that has been generated here from the Games.
Everybody we bump into on the street and whatnot, that’s all we hear, how do we sign up, how do we be a part of it. We do have a bit of a shortage right now, but I truly believe that
Swift Current and the Southwest community will come together again in these next 30 days and fill all of our volunteer needs.”
Steve Loney, Indigenous and Community Relations Liaison for TC Energy, Central Region, was joined by Area Manager Brodie Pattenden and Pipeline Technician Jordan Wilson in presenting Friends of the Games Director Scott Cassidy with their Gold Level Sponsorship for the upcoming 2019 Western Canada Summer Games.