Women’s Track & Field News

U SPORTS and the University of Saskatchewan are pleased to announce FFUN Motor Group and Discover Saskatoon as the title and presenting sponsors of the 2023 U SPORTS Track and Field Championships March 9-11 at the Saskatoon Field House. 

The championships will now be known as the 2023 FFUN U SPORTS Track and Field Championships, presented by Discover Saskatoon

“U SPORTS greatly values the corporate support to our U SPORTS national championships. Our Hosts work hard to create and build partnerships to grow university sport in communities across Canada," said Lisette Johnson-Stapley, U SPORTS Chief Sport Officer. “The backing of FFUN Motor Group and Discover Saskatoon will ensure that student-athletes, coaches and fans have an amazing experience at this year’s championship.” 

It is the first time that FFUN Group has partnered to sponsor a U SPORTS championship. Consisting of 47 automotive and recreation brands throughout 30 locations across Canada, FFUN Group is one of the country’s fastest-growing automotive and recreational retail brands. Its name reflects the company’s outlook and way of living and doing business. Their goal is to bring “FFUN TO LIFE" through fantastic customer experience and a culture that makes them one of the most desired companies to work for in the country. 

"The FFUN Motor Group has always believed in supporting amateur athletics in Saskatchewan and is extremely pleased to be the title sponsor of the U SPORTS Track and Field Championships,” said Mark Loeppky, President & CEO of FFUN Group. "We look forward to welcoming all the high-performing student-athletes, the fans, and delegates to our home here in Saskatoon.”

“As we bring the top student-athletes from across the country to our city, Huskie Athletics is pleased to have the FFUN Group as our lead sponsor for this exciting national championship,” said Shannon Chinn, the University of Saskatchewan's Chief Athletic Officer. “FFUN Group has a long history of supporting major events and the community of Saskatoon, so we are delighted to partner with them for the 2023 U SPORTS Track and Field Championships. 

Discover Saskatoon becomes presenting sponsor. 

Joining FFUN Group to present the championship is Discover Saskatoon, the city’s Destination Management and Marketing Organization (DDMO). Discover Saskatoon is a membership-based, non-profit DDMO positioning Saskatoon as an attractive city to visit, meet, play and invest in. With Saskatoon’s community at the heart of their work, Discover Saskatoon elevates the visitor experience for travellers and stays connected to them once they leave.  

Their purpose is to invite all people to discover and have transformational experiences in Saskatoon that create lasting value and support a vibrant future of wealth and well-being. Their vision is for Saskatoon to be a destination of choice that creates connection and inspires discovery.  

Discover Saskatoon aims for participants, guests and visitors of the 2023 FFUN U SPORTS Track and Field Championships to connect to the vibrancy of culture and community in Saskatoon during their stay and invites all to return again one day.  

"Our organization has been a strategic partner with Huskie Athletics for many years as we collaboratively enrich the experiences of our visitors to Saskatoon through sport event hosting. We look forward to welcoming the nation's best university track and field student-athletes to discover Saskatoon,” said Steph Clovechok, CEO, Discover Saskatoon

“Saskatoon is located on Treaty 6 Territory and continues to be the proud home to Plains Cree, Dakota, Saulteaux, Nakoda, and Métis nations. Discovering Saskatoon means immersing yourself in all our vibrant cultures, and we are thrilled that Discover Saskatoon has joined us as presenting and our reconciliation sponsor,” added Chinn. 

Tickets for the 2023 FFUN U SPORTS Track and Field Championships presented by Discover Saskatoon are on sale and available at usask.universitytickets.com

CBC Sports provides complete coverage of the 2023 FUNN U SPORTS Track and Field Championships presented by Discover Saskatoon on its digital platforms (CBC Gem, CBCSports.ca and the CBC Sports app) beginning March 9th at 3:30 pm ET.