Boston Pizza sponsoring FFCBC

Amy Saunders

With years of experience sponsoring the Fort Frances Canadian Bass Championship through Safeway, Dale Fortes has moved on to assist the tournament through his post at Boston Pizza here.
Fortes said that since he was so heavily-involved with sponsorship of the tournament through Safeway, the only appropriate thing to do was sponsor it through Boston Pizza, as well.
“It was logical in the sense of having an understanding of how important the tournament is to the community and to our business,” he remarked.
“[The tournament] does so much for the community, not just through monetary avenues but through many other diverse avenues, as well,” Fortes noted.
“I definitely believe the tournament benefits the town in a variety of ways.”
Since the tournament brings such a large portion of tourism into the community, Fortes sees this as a definite bonus to the town and surrounding areas.
“Any opportunity to highlight Fort Frances is great,” he smiled.
In coming years, Fortes said he certainly plans to continue his sponsorship.
He also is very impressed with the way the tournament was planned this year.
“I think the committee is on the right track,” he remarked. “This year the right decisions were made.”
Fortes added he’d like to become more involved in the planning and implementing process himself in coming years.
“I definitely plan to become involved in the next couple of years,” he pledged.
“We’re very pleased to be working with Boston Pizza and look forward to working with them more in the future,” said FFCBC chairman Gord Watson.
The tournament, which kicks off July 17, has 95 teams registered to date.
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