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School Sport Canada Names Teams Participating in 2014 Nike High School Grand Prix

24 High School Teams Across Canada Selected to Compete in Track and Field Experience

TORONTO--(Marketwired - January 17, 2014) -  Across the country more than 300 high school track and field athletes are preparing to lace up their spikes and hit the track at the 2014 Nike High School Grand Prix track and field invitational. Today, School Sport Canada named 24 teams from 12 provinces and territories to attend the Nike High School Grand Prix weekend in Toronto May 8-11, 2014.

The Nike High School Grand Prix unites high school student athletes, coaches, teachers, families and friends to celebrate the sport of track and field. One male and one female high school level team from 12 provinces and territories have been selected based on merits of sportsmanship, excellence in sport, dedication to academics and school spirit. Participants will attend social events throughout the weekend including an athletic banquet, Toronto cultural experiences and several surprises from Nike, including a meet and greet with Nike athletes. The Canadian track and field competition will be held on Friday, May 9 at Varsity Stadium in Toronto where all 24 teams will race for gold. 

"We were so impressed with the application submissions from high schools across the country. Teams demonstrated their passion for high school sport and determination to come together as teammates," said Karen Richard, President, School Sport Canada. "The Nike High School Grand Prix is truly a unique opportunity for Canadian track and field student athletes. It's a once-in-a-lifetime experience to bond with and compete against student athletes from across the country."

This is the third year that the Nike High School Grand Prix track and field invitational will be held at University of Toronto's Varsity Stadium. On Friday, May 9 more than 300 Canadian high school athletes will compete in a 10-event track and field competition. The track and field events include: 100m, 200m, 400m, 800m, 1500m run, 110m hurdles (boys), 100m hurdles (girls), long jump, high jump, shot-put, and the 4 x 100m cross-provincial relay. Athletes will be drafted to 4 x 100m cross-provincial relay teams leading up to the event. Teams are assembled with a mix of athletes from various provinces.

"At Nike our mission is to bring inspiration to all athletes; and fostering the development of young athletes is one of our top priorities," said Claire Rankine, Communications Director, Nike Canada. "Sponsoring The Nike High School Grand Prix is a great way to support Canada's top up-and-coming track and field athletes, put their skills to the test and help them realize their full potential."

The 2014 Nike High School Grand Prix participating teams are:

British Columbia: Maple Ridge Secondary School (Girls Team) from Maple Ridge, BC and Pitt Meadows Secondary School (Boys Team) from Pitt Meadows, BC

Alberta: St. Paul Regional High School (Girls Team) from St. Paul, AB and Dr. E.P Scarlett High School (Boys Team) from Calgary, AB

Saskatchewan: Centennial Collegiate (Girls Team) from Saskatoon, SK and Walter Murray Collegiate (Boys Team) Saskatoon, SK

Manitoba: Lord Selkirk Regional Comprehensive Secondary School (Girls Team) from Selkirk, MB and Kelvin High School (Boys Team) from Winnipeg, MB

OntarioLord Dorchester Secondary School (Girls Team) from Dorchester, ON and Holy Cross Catholic Secondary School (Boys Team) - Kingston, ON

Quebec: École secondaire de L'Odyssée (Girls Team) from St. Hubert, QC and Collège Jean de la Mennais (Boys Team) from LaPrairie, QC

Nova Scotia: Horton High School (Girls Team) from Wolfville, NS and Cole Harbour District High School (Boys Team) from Dartmouth, NS

New Brunswick: Saint John High School (Girls Team) from St. John, NB and Saint John High School (Boys Team) from St. John, NB

Newfoundland: Gonzaga High School (Girls Team) from St. John's, NL and Stephenville High School (Boys Team) from Stephenville, NL

Prince Edward Island: Colonel Gray Senior High School (Girls Team) from Charlottetown, PE and Three Oaks Senior High School (Boys Team) from Summerside, PE

Northwest Territories: NWT Storm - (Girls Team) and NWT Storm (Boys Team)

Yukon: Yukon Rush (Girls Team) and Yukon Rush (Boys Team). Participating schools include: Porter Creek Secondary, F.H. Collins Secondary and Vanier Secondary.

The Nike High School Grand Prix is a joint venture between integrated marketing agency TrojanOne Ltd. and School Sport Canada. 

For more information, visit www.highschoolgrandprix.ca

About School Sport Canada
School Sport Canada (SSC) is the national body for school sport in Canada. SSC is the largest structured sport organization in Canada, with over 750,000 student athletes, 52,000 volunteer teacher coaches and 3,200 schools in the member provincial and territorial federations and associations. SSC member associations and schools promote and advocate for positive sportsmanship, citizenship and the total development of student athletes through interscholastic sport. For more information, visit www.schoolsport.ca

About Nike
NIKE, Inc. based near Beaverton, Oregon, is the world's leading designer, marketer and distributor of authentic athletic footwear, apparel, equipment and accessories for a wide variety of sports and fitness activities. Wholly-owned Nike subsidiaries include Converse Inc., which designs, markets and distributes athletic lifestyle footwear, apparel and accessories and Hurley International LLC, which designs, markets and distributes surf and youth lifestyle footwear, apparel and accessories. For more information visit www.nikeinc.com and follow @Nike.

About TrojanOne Ltd.

TrojanOne is a full-service agency with services in marketing, sponsorship consulting, promotional and retail activation, creative and digital development, event management, public relations, social media management and experiential marketing. Through the development of properties and execution of one-of-a-kind events, TrojanOne is respected as an industry leader in helping clients build brand communities. For more information, visit www.trojanone.com

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