The CYG2011 Organising Committee is delighted to announce that the target of 10 partner sponsors for the 2011 Commonwealth Youth Games has now been reached with the addition of Colas, a French owned company who operate throughout the world but are well known on the Isle of Man through their five local companies.  They join 188Foundation, Barclays Wealth, Boston Group, Britannia International, Friends Provident International, the Gubay Foundation, Manx Telecom, the Sefton Group and Tower Insurance as the main partner sponsors who will play a vital role in making the 2011 Games a global success.

Geoff Karran, Chairman and Games Director said “We are thrilled that Colas has come on board as the 10th partner sponsor for CYG2011.  The Organising Committee looks forward to working with them as well as continuing to work alongside our other partner sponsors to make the 2011 Commonwealth Youth Games an outstanding event.  I would also like to take this opportunity to thank the Isle of Man Government, who is our main sponsor, for their continued support and our Sponsorship Committee who have worked so hard in securing our partner sponsors.”

As well as providing financial investment to CYG2011, the 10 partner sponsors will also bring resources, enthusiasm and expertise to ensure the 2011 Games are a showcase of excellence for our dynamic and globally focused Island whilst benefiting from a unique opportunity to promote to 71 nations of the Commonwealth.

Steph Lowe, Managing Director of Colas Isle of Man Group said “The International Colas Group is delighted to have the opportunity to support this prestigious event. The Colas Group has companies worldwide and a presence in many of the countries represented at the Games. Our involvement is a reflection of our commitment to the communities in which we operate.”

Hon David Cretney MHK, Minister for Community, Culture and Leisure and Chairman of the Supervisory Committee added, “I am thrilled to see that the Organising Committee has secured their final sponsor – we are now able to push ahead with our plans for a really special event.”


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