MONTREAL, QUEBEC--(Marketwired - May 16, 2018) - Saputo Inc. ("Saputo" or the "Company") (TSX:SAP) is proud to pursue its partnership with Fitspirit, an organization dedicated to encouraging teenage girls to adopt a physically active lifestyle. The Company's $1,000,000 in funding over four years will support the development of the organization's initiatives aimed at getting a maximum number of young Canadian girls moving.
Fitspirit is tackling a worrisome issue since one out of every two girls quits sports at puberty, and this trend increases drastically from 12 to 17 years of age. By the end of high school, 9 out of 10 girls fail to meet Canadian exercise guidelines. Thanks to Fitspirit's efforts, more than 25,000 girls took the initiative to adopt an active and healthy lifestyle in 2017.
Beyond its exercise program, Fitspirit promotes the fun of being active and fosters mutual support, self-esteem, and surpassing one's limits. "Saputo has supported Fitspirit since the beginning, and it's inspiring to see the scope of what's been accomplished over the last 11 years. We are proud to help the Fitspirit movement expand beyond Québec and Ontario," said Sandy Vassiadis, Vice President, Communications and Corporate Responsibility at Saputo.
Fitspirit is focused on Canada-wide growth, hoping to rally 80,000 teenage girls annually by 2021.
Community engagement is important to Saputo. In this regard, the Company strives to invest 1% of its pre-tax profits each year in community programs and organizations that promote a healthy lifestyle for people of all ages. To learn more, visit www.saputo.com/Our-Promise/Community.
To learn more about this partnership, watch the video.
Saputo produces, markets, and distributes a wide array of dairy products of the utmost quality, including cheese, fluid milk, extended shelf-life milk and cream products, cultured products and dairy ingredients. Saputo is one of the top ten dairy processors in the world, the largest cheese manufacturer and the leading fluid milk and cream processor in Canada, the top dairy processor in Australia and the second largest in Argentina. In the USA, Saputo ranks among the top three cheese producers and is one of the largest producers of extended shelf-life and cultured dairy products. Our products are sold in several countries under well-known brand names such as Saputo, Alexis de Portneuf, Armstrong, COON, Cracker Barrel*, Dairyland, DairyStar, Devondale, Friendship Dairies, Frigo Cheese Heads, La Paulina, Milk2Go/Lait's Go, Montchevre, Murray Goulburn, Neilson, Nutrilait, Scotsburn*, Stella, Sungold, Treasure Cave and Woolwich Dairy. Saputo Inc. is a publicly traded company and its shares are listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbol "SAP".
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