The Estevan Saskatchewan Summer Games recently gained a new diamond event sponsor when Enbridge Pipelines made a $60,000 commitment to the Games on May 27.
As part of the diamond sponsorship package the equestrian venue will carry Enbridge’s name.
Enbridge’s director for the south prairie region, John Williams said the company believes the Summer Games will be great for the community and that's why they are committed to the event.
“This Saskatchewan Summer Games presents a unique opportunity for us. It’s going to provide social and cultural enlightenment to the community,” he said.
“It gives us an opportunity to build unity and pride in the community, and it’s also going to be good for our local businesses.”
Williams said Enbridge chose to sponsor the equestrian venue because many of the company's stakeholders are involved with equestrian activities and believes it was appropriate for the venue to be named after the company,
The Estevan Summer Games Committee is also appreciative of the donation as well.
“This is a great partnership between Enbridge, who’s a very community minded company and ourselves, who have a big undertaking to put the Games on so this is fantastic,” said Bernie Bjorndalen, co-chair of the Friends of the Games Committee.
With this donation, Bjorndalen believes they will get more sponsors for the games.
“We’re hoping to create excitement in our community, and we’re sure that other businesses are going to follow suit as well and help us support the games,” he said.
Also as part of the sponsorship, the new student walking path at the Estevan Comprehensive School will be the ‘Enbridge Walking Path,' as per a 10-year naming agreement.
Williams said Enbridge is committed to building safer, healthier, stronger communities, and the path fits right into what they bring to the community.
Enbridge joins Dayman Trucking and the Estevan Hotel Association as diamond sponsors for the Games.