Pan Am team named soon

The Cayman Islands Olympic Committee has appointed FUSE Marketing Group, a Toronto-based marketing agency, as the base when Cayman competes at the Toronto 2015 Pan American Games.

The agency’s downtown Toronto offices will be dubbed Cayman House for the duration of the Games next month. On July 10, Toronto will host 41 nations for the opening ceremony.

With offices located within walking distance of the CIBC Pan Am Park, Cayman House will be a retreat and place of rest and relaxation for the athletes and everyone connected with the Games.

“We are thrilled to have our new friends at FUSE as our hosts at Cayman House, our home away from home for the entire run of the Games,” said Jennifer Powell, chief operating officer of the Cayman Islands Olympic Committee and chef de mission of the delegation.

In addition to a lounge outfitted to promote the Cayman Islands, Cayman sport will be on display and Cay-Fan T-shirts will be available for sale to benefit sport in the Cayman Islands.

“FUSE is excited and proud to welcome the Cayman Islands to our city and offices,” said Garo Keresteci, CEO of FUSE. “The Pan Am Games are going to be transformative for Toronto, so we’re transforming as well.”

There will be a Cayman House party on July 18, and the CIOC welcomes all Caymanians who live in or are visiting Toronto to stop by for some refreshments and live music. The event is invitation only.

The CIOC will announce the Cayman Islands team on June 19, once the qualifying period for all sports has closed.

Athletes qualified to compete so far are in athletics, beach volleyball, gymnastics and swimming.