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Schutt Sports Makes Move to Bolster Canadian Market Expansion


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Schutt Sports, one of the world’s leading makers of football helmets, is moving forward with its expansion plans in Canada today, naming Big Kahuna Sports Company as its exclusive distributor in the country. With headquarters in Surrey, British Columbia, Big Kahuna has locations throughout Canada.

Having those locations in place will be a big advantage for Big Kahuna, as it begins shipping and distributing Schutt products around the country, starting now with football products – the largest selling line of products for most authorized Schutt Sports dealers in Canada.

“This opportunity to be the exclusive distributor of Schutt products in Canada is the culmination of years of very hard work by our team and across the country,” said Gord Querin, CEO of

Big Kahuna. “We’re excited about the opportunities this presents to us to enhance the dealer network in Canada by creating new opportunities at all levels of the game, from youth football to universities to the CFL.”


Big Kahuna Sport Company increased warehouse capacity last year and will be able to accommodate the requirements of being the exclusive distributor of Schutt products in Canada. In addition, the company also made great strides in partnerships with major Canadian retailers over the past couple of years.

“Big Kahuna is a growing business, customer focused and driving hard to increase our brand and market share in Canada, as well as their own,” said Kip Meyer, General Manager/Vice President of Schutt Sports. “We see a great opportunity across the country to increase sales and improve our dealer network. Big Kahuna is the ideal partner to help us do that.”


About Big Kahuna Sport Company


Big Kahuna Sport Company is the Canadian Lead Partner of Schutt Sports, adidas TEAM, Russell, Under Armour and 360 Athletics. Big Kahuna’s vision is to make our brand(s) synonymous with excellence in the Canadian Team Sport market by creating a “think big” culture with an unwavering attitude towards complete Customer satisfaction and experience.



Big Kahuna’s mission is to think big, service bigger.

About Schutt Sports


Schutt Sports is one of the leading manufacturers of protective equipment in the world, including football helmets, shoulder pads, protective apparel and padding, and much more. Nearly 40% of the players in the NFL choose to wear Schutt helmets, including nearly 50% of the skill position players. Schutt Sports is the only major helmet manufacturer to advance beyond traditional foam padding, instead using TPU (thermoplastic urethane) Cushioning, which has been proven to absorb more impact across a wider variety of temperatures than any other helmet system on the field. Schutt Sports is also the Official Base Supplier to Major League Baseball and is the largest domestic maker of batters helmets in the USA.

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Schutt SportsGlenn Beckmann, 217-324-2712 gbeckmann@schutt-sports.com : mailto:gbeckmann@schutt-sports.com


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