Canon press release:
Canon and Little League® Announces New Partnership with “The Great Wall Of Fandom” Utilizing Canon PIXMA Printers and Cloud Technology at the Little League Baseball® World Series
MELVILLE, N.Y., August 13, 2014 – Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, today announced the launch of a multi-year partnership with the Little League International, which kicks off with the “Print to the Little League Baseball®World Series” event in South Williamsport, PA. From today through the end of the tournament on August 24, baseball fans from around the world can utilize Canon PIXMA Printing Solutions and cloud technology to share photos and words of encouragement printed on-site to create “The Great Wall of Fandom.” With the new partnership, Canon becomes the official camera and printer sponsor of Little League Baseball and Softball, the world’s largest youth sports organization.
To celebrate the tournament and cheer on all of the competing teams, fans from around the world can submit their supportive comments and images via a custom microsite, thegreatwalloffandom.com. Canon will then print high-quality versions of the photos and messages on a Canon PIXMA MG7120 Wireless Inkjet Photo All-In-One printer, made possible via cloud connectivity, and the Canon team in Williamsport will add them to “The Great Wall of Fandom.” Series attendees will see the photos and messages posted throughout the tournament, and images of how the exhibition evolves will also be shared online daily for the enjoyment of supporters worldwide.
Brand ambassadors will also be available at the World Series sites using Canon EOS Rebel T5i Digital SLR and Wi-Fi® equipped PowerShot SX700 HS Digital Cameras to take photos of attendees and post the content directly to “The Great Wall of Fandom.” In addition, Best Buy has partnered with Canon to lend on-site support at the batting cage installation to answer any PIXMA printer or PPS questions.