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Air Canada comes aboard as Official Sponsor of WBSC U-18 Baseball World Cup 2017 Thunder Bay

May 10, 2017

LAUSANNE, Switzerland - -  Air Canada comes aboard as Official Sponsor of WBSC U-18 Baseball World Cup 2017 Thunder Bay



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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - 10 MAY 2018 

AIR CANADA COMES ABOARD AS OFFICIAL SPONSOR OF WBSC U-18 BASEBALL WORLD CUP 2017 THUNDER BAY

LAUSANNE, Switzerland - The World Baseball Softball Confederation today revealed that Air Canada, the country's largest airline, has come aboard as an official partner of the WBSC U-18 Baseball World Cup® 2017 in Thunder Bay, Canada.
 
Baseball's pinnacle youth international tournament, which brings together the top young players and future superstars of the world, will be staged from 1-10 September across Thunder Bay's Port Arthur Stadium and Baseball Central.
 
 
"Air Canada is proud to be a sponsor of the 2017 WBSC U-18 Baseball World Cup. For a global carrier, an international tournament such as this is an opportunity to do what we do best, connect people from around the world, including bringing them to local communities," said Kevin Howlett, Air Canada Senior Vice President, Regional Markets and Government Relations.
 
"The backing of a major airline like Air Canada, together with over 30 official partners, underscores the growing attraction and appeal of the youth Baseball World Cup platform as one of the premier world championships in the highly coveted youth space," said Masaru Yokoo, WBSC Head of Global Marketing for Baseball.
 
Air Canada joins top-tier regional partners Tbaytel, Goldcorp and CN Rail, and 30 other regional partners.
 
Tournament packages for the XXVIII WBSC U-18 Baseball World Cup 2017 are now available for purchase at www.thunderbay2017.com.
 
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Contact: media@wbsc.org@WBSC 
 
About the WBSC U-18 Baseball World Cup 
The WBSC U-18 Baseball World Cup is the highest-level of baseball in its age category and is one of youth sport's pinnacle competitions. The U-18 Baseball World Cup, along with its continental qualifiers, has featured players who have gone on to become some of the biggest names in the sport, including Canada's Brett Lawrie, Japan's Yu Darvish and Shohei Otani, South Korea's Shin-soo Choo, Cuba's Yasiel Puig and Aroldis Chapman, and USA's Clayton Kershaw, Bryce Harper, Manny Machado, Buster Posey and Andrew McCutchen, among countless others. The most recent generation of rising stars include Cuba's Yoan Moncada and Jorge Soler, USA's Francisco Lindor and Canada's Dalton Pompey.
About the World Baseball Softball Confederation 
Headquartered in Lausanne, Switzerland -- the Olympic Capital -- the World Baseball Softball Confederation (WBSC) is the world governing body for baseball and softball. WBSC has 213 National Federation and Associate Members in 142 countries and territories across Asia, Africa, Americas, Europe and Oceania, which represent a united baseball/softball sports movement that encompasses over 65 million athletes and attracts approximately 150 million fans to stadiums worldwide annually. 
 
The WBSC governs all international competitions involving official National Teams. The WBSC oversees the Softball World Championships (Men, Women, U-19 Men, and U-19 Women), Premier12, World Baseball Classic, and Baseball World Cups (U-12, U-15, U-18, U-23 and Women's).

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