Golf Canada and Hudson’s Bay Company are partnering on the uniforms that Team Canada golfers will wear when golf makes its historic return to the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil after a 112-year hiatus.
The uniforms will feature the Canadian Olympic Team mark along with the iconic red Maple Leaf that Canadian athletes have proudly donned in international competition. Golf fans looking to cheer on Team Canada can purchase a special collection of polos, T-shirts, jackets, pants, shorts and more at Hudson’s Bay stores across Canada and online at thebay.com. Retail prices range from $29.99 to $99.99. Ten percent of sales proceeds from the Golf Canada collection will be donated to support the national team program.
“We are excited to partner with Hudson’s Bay in outfitting our Team Canada golfers this summer in Rio de Janeiro,” said Scott Simmons, CEO of Golf Canada. “Golf’s return to the Olympic Games represents an exciting time for our sport both domestically in Canada and globally. With less than 100 days until the start of the golf competition, the momentum is building and there will be an incredible sense of pride to see our Team Canada golfers don the maple leaf during the 2016 Olympic Games.”
Canada is proud to enter the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro as the ‘defending golf champion’ when the sport makes “We are thrilled to be the official outfitter for Golf Canada’s National Team and excited to dress our athletes on the field of play during a competition for the first time”, said Liz Rodbell, president, Hudson’s Bay. “Hudson’s Bay is dedicated to supporting Canada’s up and coming golfers competing on the international stage.”