Dairy Farmers Of Ontario now title sponsor of Ont. Men's Curling

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Dairy Farmers of Ontario (DFO) announced their title sponsorship of the 2015 Ontario Men's Curling Championship: The 2015 Recharge with Milk Tankard.

"Supporting the 2015 Tankard was a natural fit for Dairy Farmers of Ontario and the Recharge with Milk Program," said Bill Emmott, DFO Chair. "We are extremely proud of Ontario curlers and the dedication they put into their sport, and we are proud to throw our support behind them."

Research continues to demonstrate the benefits of drinking milk, and specifically chocolate milk, as an effective post-workout beverage. Milk has all of the nutritional attributes to help refuel and repair exhausted muscles. The post-workout recovery benefit of milk is the combination of carbohydrates, high-quality protein, fluid and electrolytes that help the body recharge. Research shows 2% milk has significant post-sport rehydration benefits, surpassing both water and sport drinks.

The 2015 Recharge with Milk Tankard will be hosted by the Ingersoll District Curling Club in February 2015 at the Dorchester Flight Exec Centre in the Municipality of Thames Centre. This event, "The Clash on the Thames," is held in cooperation with the Ontario Curling Association and the Towns of Ingersoll and Dorchester. Eleven teams representing all the Ontario curling zones will play down to an exciting final that will determine the team representing Ontario in the national Brier. With more than 140 teams from across Ontario vying for the 10 spots available in each championship - the 11th already qualified is the previous year's winner, Team Balsdon. The provincial bonspiel will bring thousands of people into Ingersoll, Dorchester and London between February 1st - 9th, 2015.

"The Ingersoll District Club has put in a lot of work preparing for this important event and we're thrilled to partner with Dairy Farmers of Ontario," said Bob Armstrong, Co-Chair of the 2015 Tankard. "Ontarians love curling and we know this will be a phenomenal event," he added.

The 2015 Recharge with Milk Tankard will attract over 18,000 spectators and more than 100,000 television viewers on Rogers television and Sportsnet.

To learn more about how milk and chocolate milk rehydrates, refuels and recharges, please visit www.rechargewithmilk.ca.

For more information on the 2015 Tankard go to www.ingersollcurlingclub.ca/2015-tankard.

About Dairy Farmers of Ontario

Dairy Farmers of Ontario represents almost 4,000 dairy farmers in Ontario. Canadian dairy farmers proudly provide consumers with safe, high-quality and reliable dairy products that support our communities, processors and farmers. The goal of Dairy Farmers of Ontario is to strengthen the industry through innovation and increased productivity to maintain a strong Canadian dairy sector.

Source: Dairy Farmers of Ontario



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