Xerox expands commitment to Amateur Athletics with sponsorship of Canada Games



    
    Customized software program will manage critical information in 2009 and
    at all future Canada Games events
    

    CHARLOTTETOWN, Sept. 16 /CNW/ - Xerox Canada was named a major sponsor
today of the 2009 Canada Games, taking place next summer in Prince Edward
Island, August 15 - 29. The sponsorship is the latest show of Xerox's support
to Canadian amateur athletics.
    More than $600,000 worth of Xerox printing equipment and logistics
software will enable Canada Games volunteers to easily manage and distribute
necessary information for athlete accreditation, media and internal
communications between subsequent sets of Games.
    "With tens of thousands of athletes, staff and visitors expected to
attend the Games, Xerox is donating custom-built technology that will both
modernize and optimize current processes," said Kevin Warren, president and
CEO, Xerox Canada, Ltd. "Our solutions create a streamlined infrastructure
that will make the 2009 program one of the most technologically advanced to
date."
    In addition to the major sponsorship of the 2009 Games, Xerox was also
named as a National Program Partner and title sponsor for the Canada Games
"Transfer of Knowledge" program, a customized software program created with
the Canada Games Council using DocuShare(TM) technology. The program brings
all relevant documents into a central repository that will ultimately allow
future host societies to share planning and logistics data from year to year,
eliminating redundancies and saving hours of volunteer manpower.
    The Xerox donation also includes hardware devices that can print, copy
and scan to email, enabling fast and efficient 'real-time' access to critical
information. Built on knowledge gleaned from the company's sponsorship of the
2007 Winter Games, Xerox has made a significant investment in this specialized
infrastructure of networked devices.
    "The Canada Games Council and the 2009 Host Society are thrilled with
Xerox's ongoing support of the Canada Games national program, and I am
especially excited about their commitment to 2009," said Wayne Carew,
vice-president, Friends of the Games, 2009 Canada Games Host Society. "This
level of sponsorship allows us to offer a world-class event to our athletes,
and serves as a model for all future sporting events across the country."
    The PEI Games will be one of the first to feed into the new "Transfer of
Knowledge" program built with Xerox, and full implementation will be led in
partnership with the 2011 Canada Winter Games Host Society.
    The 2009 Canada Games sponsorship is the latest instance of Xerox's
support of amateur athletics in Canada. Xerox is a key technology sponsor of
the Saskatchewan Games, and for more than a decade has been a major sponsor of
the Spruce Meadows Masters show jumping tournament. Xerox has been an Olympic
sponsor since 1964 and was named a top Olympic partner in 1993.

    About the Canada Games

    Established in 1967, the Canada Games are the largest national
multi-sport event for young athletes in Canada. Held every two years and
alternating between summer and winter, they provide world-class sport
development for Canadian youth. More than 4,400 athletes are expected to
compete at the 2009 Canada Games, taking place from August 15 - 29, 2009 in
PEI. Many athletes who participate in the Games will go on to represent Canada
in the 2012 Olympic Games in London, England. The 2011 Canada Winter Games
will be held in Halifax, Nova Scotia.

    About Xerox

    The world's leading document management technology and services
enterprise, Xerox provides the document industry's broadest portfolio of
offerings. It includes digital printing and publishing systems as well as
services to help businesses develop online document archives, analyze how
employees can most efficiently share documents and knowledge in the office,
operate in-house print shops or mailrooms, and build Web-based processes for
personalizing direct mail, invoices, brochures and more.

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For further information:

For further information: Media Contacts: Laura Mergelas, Xerox Canada,
(416) 733-6216, laura.mergelas@xerox.com; Margaret Poole, Calador
Communications, (902) 456-4521, poolecom@ns.sympatico.ca; Patrick Kenny,
Canada Games Council, (613) 295-7160, pkenny@canadagames.ca; Nicole Phillips,
2009 Canada Games, (902) 620-2335, nicolephillips@2009canadagames.ca

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