TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Feb. 3, 2011) - Enterprise Rent-A-Car announced today that it is gearing up to take part in the Halifax 2011 Canada Games as the preferred car rental supplier and a Sapphire Sponsor. The Games, a key event in the development of Canada's young athletes, will take place February 11-27, 2011 in Halifax.

Held once every two years, alternating between winter and summer, the Canada Games represents the highest level of national competition for up and coming Canadian athletes. Last year, 61 per cent of medals won at the 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympics were won by Canada Games alumni. The 2011 Games will be Halifax's first Canada Winter Games and will host more than 2,700 athletes competing in 20 sports.

"Enterprise Rent-A-Car is proud to be a sponsor of the Canada Games, an event that has enabled over 100,000 athletes to fulfil their dreams," said Andrew Feldman, vice president and general manager for Enterprise Rent-A-Car in Halifax.

As the preferred car rental supplier of the Games, Enterprise Rent-A-Car will provide vehicles for host society members in addition to the rental cars used for visitors and friends and family of the athletes. As part of the Sapphire-level sponsorship, Enterprise Rent-A-Car will receive recognition at the Games headquarters, in the Games' newsletter, on the Canada Games website, and sponsor recognition boards throughout the event.

"Enterprise's sponsorship will help us deliver the Games. For 21 days, our motorpool will be supplemented with over 100 Enterprise vehicles," said John Rogers, 2011 Games board member and marketing and sponsorship division chair. "Volunteer drivers will transport major officials, VIPs, and medical staff to the multiple venues throughout HRM and beyond. Support from companies like Enterprise truly makes the Games possible."

About 2011 Canada Games

The Halifax 2011 Canada Games will be the largest multi-sport event held in Nova Scotia and Halifax's first Canada Winter Games.

Held every two years, alternating between summer and winter, the Canada Games are a key event in the development of Canada's young athletes, producing the next generation of national, international and Olympic champions.

About Enterprise-Rent-A-Car

Founded in 1957, Enterprise Rent-A-Car is an internationally recognized brand with more than 6,000 neighbourhood and airport locations in the United States, Canada, the U.K., Ireland and Germany. Known for exceptionally low rates and outstanding customer service, Enterprise was named to BusinessWeek's annual list of "Customer Service Champs" in 2007, 2008, 2009 and 2010. Enterprise has ranked highest in customer satisfaction among North American airport rentals for the past seven consecutive years, according to J.D. Power and Associates Rental Car Satisfaction Study. In addition, Enterprise won Budget Travel magazine's 2010 Readers' Choice Award as their favorite rental car brand for customer service around the globe. Enterprise also received a 2010 Business Traveler Innovation Award - sponsored by the National Business Travel Association (NBTA) and The Wall Street Journal - for its outstanding and original environmental efforts in the travel industry. Enterprise of North America also is part of a global strategic alliance with Europcar, creating the world's largest car rental network.

St. Louis-based Enterprise Holdings, the largest car rental service provider in the world, operates the Enterprise Rent-A-Car brand through its regional subsidiaries. With more than 5,000 offices located within 15 miles of 90 percent of the U.S. population, Enterprise Rent-A-Car offers a wide variety of car leasing, vanpooling, car sharing and hourly rental programs - and local car rental customers are picked up at no extra cost. With a well-established track record for making "virtual cars" convenient and affordable for those who prefer to "buy for the need and rent for the exception," Enterprise Rent-A-Car launched hourly rentals in 2005 and local car-sharing in 2007 as a natural extension of its business rental program and long-time focus on customized service in communities. With WeCar car-sharing technology, Enterprise offers a totally automated, membership-based and environmentally friendly transportation solution - for an hour, a day, a weekend or longer - thereby providing businesses, universities and government offices an opportunity to enhance their fleet management operations and sustainability initiatives. In addition, Enterprise Rideshare specializes in providing vanpool and carpool commuter services to individuals and companies. For more information about Enterprise's environmental stewardship and long-term commitment to the sustainability of its business, visit For more information about Enterprise, visit

Contact Information: 2011 Halifax Canada Games
Karen Butt
(902) 490-5872
Enterprise Rent-A-Car
Meghan Maguire
(314) 512-2040