Canon U.S.A. Sponsors 2013 Special Olympics New York

  Canon U.S.A. Sponsors 2013 Special Olympics New York

  Dozens of Canon employees volunteer at Spring Games North at Commack High

Business Wire

MELVILLE, N.Y. -- April 18, 2013

Canon U.S.A. Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, is proud to announce
that it will sponsor Special Olympics New York for 2013 on April 21, 2013 at
Commack High School for the first time. As part of the Company’s ongoing
commitment to the local community, this sponsorship includes the participation
in two Long Island events, the Spring Games North and Fall Classic. Canon will
also sponsor 20 athletes in the Athlete Leadership Program, a program that
enables athletes to engage in additional, non-sport-based opportunities within
Special Olympics. These opportunities include speaking at community events and
conferences, mentoring other athletes, participating in fundraising activities
and volunteering in their local Special Olympics regional office.

“We are proud to sponsor Special Olympics New York and support its mission
because the organization has a positive effect on the local community,” said
Bunji Yano, senior director and general manager, Corporate Communications,
Canon U.S.A. “Our employees are always looking for ways to become more
involved in our community initiatives and this sponsorship enables them to
have a chance to interact directly with the athletes and help them build their

Special Olympics New York was fully incorporated in 1970 and serves more than
61,000 athletes, making it the sixth largest sporting program in the world;
currently over 4,700 athletes compete through the Long Island region. The goal
of the Special Olympics is to provide year-round athletic competitions for
children and adults with intellectual disabilities. The competitions provide
participating athletes with the opportunity to develop their physical fitness
while at the same time establish new friendships, gain confidence and build a
positive self-image. Events taking place at the Spring Games North include
track and field, and tennis.

"Special Olympics New York is thrilled about our new partnership with Canon,"
said Diane Colonna, regional director of Special Olympics New York Long
Island. "Canon’s involvement in our Regional Games will help enhance our
events for our Special Olympic athletes.We look forward to a long and
productive relationship with Canon."

One of Canon's strongest beliefs is that we have a responsibility to
contribute to the welfare of the communities that we serve. Whether
originating from corporate headquarters, our regional locations, or our
subsidiaries, Canon connects with and supports the community.

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