Konica Minolta Sponsors March and April Lacrosse Events

Konica Minolta Sponsors March and April Lacrosse Events 
Company Donates 300 Lacrosse Tickets to Baltimore City Youth 
RAMSEY, NJ -- (Marketwire) -- 03/12/13 --  Konica Minolta Business
Solutions U.S.A., Inc. (Konica Minolta) announces the company's
commitment to sponsoring four upcoming lacrosse tournaments in March
and April, this year.  
The Metropolitan Lacrosse Classic, which will be held on March 17 at
Citi Field in Flushing, Queens, will be the first-ever NCAA Division
I lacrosse event in its history. The games will feature the College
of the Holy Cross battling the United States Naval Academy and the
University of Michigan playing Colgate University.  
"We are honored to have Konica Minolta as the presenting sponsor of
the inaugural Metropolitan Lacrosse Classic at Citi Field," says Dave
Howard, executive vice president of the New York Mets. "Konica
Minolta's support and commitment will ensure the event's success in
our lacrosse-loving community." 
Konica Minolta will also be sponsoring three Inside Lacrosse events
this year. The Konica Minolta Face-Off Classic will be played on
Saturday, March 23, 2013, at M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore, Md., and
feature Colgate University vs. the U.S. Naval Academy and the
University of Virginia vs. Johns Hopkins University. The Konica
Minolta Big City Classic will be played on Saturday, April 27, 2013
at MetLife Stadium in E. Rutherford, N.J., and will feature Princeton
University vs. Cornell and Notre Dame vs. Syracuse. The Whitman's
Sampler Mile High Classic, held in Denver, Colorado, will be held on
March 16, and feature Loyola vs. the U.S. Air Force Academy and Notre
Dame vs. Denver University.  
In addition to the sponsorships, Konica Minolta has made a commitment
to provide 300 lacrosse tickets for the students of two Baltimore
City youth lacrosse organizations during the Konica Minolta Face-Off
Classic. The Charm City Youth Lacrosse League provides
lacrosse-skills training, league play and mentoring to underserved
Baltimore City youth at no cost. The Baltimore Middle School Lacrosse
League provides opportunities for youth within Baltimore's most
economically disadvantaged and underserved neighborhoods to not only
learn lacrosse skills but to also learn valuable lessons in character
development, teamwork,
 reliability and commitment.  
"We greatly appreciate the support of Konica Minolta," says Andy
Bilello, associate publisher at Inside Lacrosse. "Not only as the
sponsor of the Face-Off Classic and Big City Classic but also for the
company's commitment to the youth programs associated with the sport
of lacrosse." 
"Konica Minolta has been a sponsor of lacrosse games for more than
six years," says Kevin Kern, senior vice president, Marketing for
Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc. "Lacrosse is one of
the fastest growing team sports in the United States, particularly
among America's youth. We are proud to be a sponsor for a sport that
attracts our future leaders." 
About Konica Minolta
 Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc.
is a leader in advanced document management technologies and IT
Services. The company focuses on complete business solutions
including production print systems, digital presses, multifunctional
products (MFPs), managed print services, vertical application
solutions and related services and supplies. Konica Minolta has won
numerous awards and recognition including being recognized as the #1
Brand for Customer Loyalty in the MFP Office Copier Market by Brand
Keys for six years in a row. For the third consecutive year, Buyers
Laboratory LLC (BLI) has named Konica Minolta as the winner of its
"A3 MFP Line of the Year" award. In 2012, Konica Minolta also
received "Document Imaging Solutions Line of the Year" recognition
from BLI -- and has been named to the Dow Jones Sustainability World
Index in recognition of the company's economic, environmental and
social performance. For more information, please visit
www.CountOnKonicaMinolta.com and follow Konica Minolta on Facebook,
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Konica Minolta Contact
Naeran Rubio
Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc.
+1 201.934.4759
Inside Lacrosse Contact
Danielle Bernstein
Inside Lacrosse
+1 410.369.0747
New York Mets Contact
Danielle Parillo
New York Mets
+1 718.565.4354
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