Ottawa, March 11, 2015 – Synchro Canada will be offering its fans the opportunity to get their hands on priceless experiences as well as many unique and treasured items in its first Annual Online Auction.
The auction, which will run from March 20-30, 2015, at the same time as Synchro Canada’s National Qualifier event, is being held in order to raise funds to support Canada’s Senior National Team as it prepares for the 2015 Toronto Pan Am Games, the 2015 World Aquatic Championships in Kazan, Russia, and ultimately, the 2016 Rio Olympic Games. Funds raised will also help enable Synchro Canada’s Junior and 13-15 National Teams attend their important international meets.
Up for bid will be one-of-a-kind opportunities to get up close & personal with the Senior National Team (train with them, receive a pep talk or a solo choreography session, have lunch with selected members or get unprecedented Behind-The-Scenes access). Also offered will be Pan Am tickets for the synchronized swimming events (soon to be sold-out), VIP experiences at the Shiseido Canadian Open in Toronto, an opportunity to go fly fishing with Olympic athletes, a one-week stay at a 5-bedroom house in beautiful Panorama, BC, Sochi 2014 Olympic clothing, signed memorabilia as well as numerous other items and experiences.
“We are always looking for creative ways to expand our revenue model and we think an online auction is a great way to offer people special experiences and items they could not get anywhere else while at the same time raising much needed funds for our remarkable athletes,” stated Jackie Buckingham, CEO of Synchro Canada. “We think fans and supporters will thoroughly enjoy bidding on once-in-a-lifetime opportunities while supporting our National Teams as they go for Gold.”
The auction will take place at www.gobid.ca and anyone who has registered for a free account will be able to place bids. Registration is a very simple process and can also be done through existing Facebook or twitter accounts. We encourage you to register now and get ready to start bidding on March 20 by starting to browse the available items as they get updated on the Synchro Canada Auction Page.
About Synchro Canada
Synchro Canada is the national organization governing synchronized swimming in Canada. It represents 10 provincial associations, a territorial association, as well as some 150 clubs and 12,000 members across Canada. A member of FINA, the world’s governing aquatic sports organization, Synchro Canada promotes the quest for excellence by developing the athletes, citizens and ambassadors of the sport of synchronized swimming at every level.
Synchro Canada would like to thank its sponsors:
Program partners: Sport Canada, Own The Podium, the Institut national du sport du Québec
Official Aquatic Supplier: Speedo Canada
Official make up: MAKE UP FOR EVER
Official suppliers: Knox Gelatine, AdUp, National Car Rental
Official hotel: Hilton Hotels Canada
For further information, visit Synchro Canada’s Website at www.synchro.ca or follow Synchro Canada on Twitter, Facebook and YouTube.
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