Suncor Energy's Petro-Canada brand renews COC partnership to 2024|
Suncor, through its Petro-Canada brand, has announced continued support of Canadian athletes, coaches and their families for an additional eight years as a National Partner of the Canadian Olympic Committee (COC). The announcement took place at Canada Olympic House in Rio de Janeiro.
The renewed sponsorship agreement extends Petro-Canada and the COC's partnership to 2024, supporting the Canadian Olympic Movement past the PyeongChang 2018 Olympic Winter Games to the 2024 Olympic Games.
Since 1988, Petro-Canada has supported more than 2,700 athletes on their way to the Olympic and Paralympic Games. Every year, fifty-two promising athletes from across Canada are awarded a $10,000 Fuelling Athlete and Coaching Excellence (FACE™) grant, shared with their coaches, to help them along their journey.
To date $9.5 million in direct financial support has been provided to athlete and coach pairings through the FACE program.
This renewal will also introduce a new program for the families and friends of Canadian Olympic and Paralympic athletes, the Petro-Points Family & Friends Program. With every eligible Petro-Points purchase made by registered families and friends of Canadian athletes, Petro-Canada will match the base point amount and direct the funds to either the COC, Canadian Paralympic Committee (CPC) or Coaching Association of Canada (CAC) to support Canadian athletes and coaches. The program will be launched in collaboration with the CPC and CAC.
Over the years, Petro-Canada has extended support beyond athletes to include coaches and families, recognizing that their support is critical to an athlete's success. Through the Petro-Canada Athlete Family Ticketing Program, families are offered an opportunity to see their loved ones compete at the Olympic Games.