Xerox named Diamond Sponsor of Saskatchewan Games

    Donation makes host city's dream a reality

    TORONTO and LLOYDMINSTER, SK, July 29 /CNW/ - As part of Xerox's
commitment to advancing amateur sport, Xerox Canada today announced its
partnership with the Saskatchewan Summer Games, taking place in Lloydminster
this year.
    The games, which began in 1972, provide an important and exciting
competitive environment for Saskatchewan athletes. Many former athletes have
gone on to represent Saskatchewan at the Western Canada and Canada Games, on
the Canadian national stage, and beyond.
    "It is a huge accomplishment for LakeLand College to host what is now
Saskatchewan's largest amateur multi-sport event," said Wendy Plandowski,
Chair, 2008 Saskatchewan Games. "As an academic institution, we are incredibly
thankful to all of our corporate sponsors, but without this gift-in-kind from
Xerox we would not be able to manage the processing of information that is so
vital for athletes at this stage in their athletic careers."
    Xerox has donated $60,000 worth of printing equipment and software to the
games, which will enable volunteers to easily manage and distribute all
information necessary for athlete accreditation, media and internal
communications and athlete profiles and statistics.
    As a member of the newly formed IORG (Information Overload Research
Group), Xerox Canada will assist volunteers in ways to maximize productivity
while sorting through thousands of printed pages and statistics over the
course of the week-long event.
    "Promoting excellence in amateur sport is something Xerox strongly
believes in," said Kevin Warren, president and CEO, Xerox Canada. "Sponsoring
the Saskatchewan Games is just one example of a partnership that builds
community, while investing in the future of our country's most promising
    More than 2,000 athletes are expected to complete at the Saskatchewan
Games, which take place from August 3 - 9, 2008, in Lloydminster,

    About the Games

    In existence since 1972, the Saskatchewan Games Program is a
developmental tool used by Provincial Sport Governing Bodies (PSGBs) which
aids in the comprehensive growth and development of athletes, coaches,
officials and all participants in sport. Zone teams are selected by the
Provincial Sport Governing Bodies and managed by the Zone Sport Councils. The
purpose of the games is to provide an opportunity for Saskatchewan's
developing athletes, coaches and officials to participate in a multi sport
event in preparation for a higher level of competition.

    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,; Guy Dudding, Saskatchewan Games,
(780) 872-0351,

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