8 July 2015: Canada - Aggreko, a global leader in rental power, heating, cooling and oil-free air compressors has donated 100 TORONTO 2015 Pan American/Parapan game tickets to the Boys & Girls Clubs of Toronto. The Pan American/Parapan events will be held July 10th- 26th and Aug. 7th-14th, respectively.
Aggreko is the Official Temporary Energy Services Supplier for the Games and is supplying more than 100 generators totaling over 50 MW of power that will provide primary and back-up power systems across all game venues, including the live global broadcast transmitting from the Cisco International Broadcast Center.
In addition to tickets for the Boys & Girls Club to attend the Games, Aggreko is providing tickets to the Opening Ceremony – a one night only show by Official Creative Partner, the world-renowned Cirque du Soleil – where the Pan Am Cauldron will be lit to officially start the Games.
“We power large scale events around the world but today we are very proud to be able to offer this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to the Boys & Girls Clubs of Toronto,” says Paul Hines, head of National Event Services North America Aggreko. “By providing these game tickets we hope to open the eyes of our youths to what they, too, can accomplish in life, whether it’s to be a top athlete, an electrical engineer, or an Aggreko technician who installs the system that powers a large scale event seen around the world.”
The Boys and Girls Club of Toronto is a leading provider of quality after school and out-of-school programs to over 28,000 young people, serving 35 communities and their families in Toronto each year.
“We are elated over Aggreko’s donation of Pan Am tickets,” said Ian Edward, executive director of the Toronto Kiwanis Boys and Girls Club. “We have been working with our youth to educate them about the Pan Am Games and have even hosted our own games, so it came as a big surprise to receive tickets to attend the actual games. Our mission is to offer a safe and supportive place where youth can experience new opportunities, and donations like this drive that point home and help our youth to build positive relationships and confidence. We’re grateful to Aggreko for thinking of us.”