MELVILLE, N.Y., May 18, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Former Major League All-Star and New York Yankee, Mark Teixeira, swings back into action with Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, in support of the Canon Little League® Photo Contest powered by PIXMA printers. This partnership means Teixeira will be on hand at the Little League Baseball® World Series in South Williamsport, PA, on August 27 to meet the winners and unveil the winning photos.
"As a former MLB player, there are countless photos of me playing professionally, but as a father, I now appreciate the importance of capturing the early years – there's nothing like that first Little League® photo of your child," said Teixeira. "I'm very excited to partner with Canon this year because I understand the power of printed images that can be shared of life's most exciting moments for years to come."
Fans are encouraged to make the season last a lifetime by submitting their favorite photos to the Canon Little League® Photo Contest. By visiting www.littleleague.org/canonphotocontest and submitting photos through June 30, 2017 fans will have the chance to win one of three grand prizes (one for each theme) including a trip to join Mark in South Williamsport, PA and see their winning photos on display for up to one year in the World of Little League® Museum in the Richard "Hank" Bauer, Jr. Little League® Photography Exhibit in the World Series Gallery presented by Easton Foundations.
"Canon is proud to partner with the Little League® World Series and team up with generations of families hoping to capture the moment where their little leaguer's hard work and character is put on display," said Yuichi Ishizuka, president and COO, Canon U.S.A., Inc. "Canon PIXMA Printers continue to support those looking to make these memorable action-packed moments sharable for generations to come."
The Canon Little League® Photo Contest powered by PIXMA Printers focuses on three themes:
- Stepping Up To The Plate—an in-action game shot
- Fandemonium—a photo that showcases fandom
- Team Spirit—a photo that showcases team spirit
All images should capture the spirit of what it is like to be a baseball fan. Entries will be judged on the use of the theme (50 percent) and on the quality of the image (25 percent) and overall impression (25 percent).
"The Canon Little League® Photo Contest serves as a celebration of treasured Little League® memories each year," said Liz DiLullo Brown, Little League's vice president, marketing & Communications. "Those special moments, captured and cemented in time through photographs, help us to remember how treasured the Little League® program is by families around the world."
For tips and tricks on capturing the winning shot, fans are encouraged to print the "PIXMA Picture Perfect Season Toolkit." Along with tips and tricks, this all-in-one toolkit offers fans free downloadable coloring pages, photo frames, snack recipes and more. Follow along with the fun on Canon's Facebook, Instagram and Twitter pages.
About Canon Little League Photo Contest
Canon Little League Photo Contest: NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Open only to legal residents of the 50 United States and the District of Columbia who are age 18 and older and a legal adult at the time of entry. The photo contest starts at 9:00 a.m. ET on May 1, 2017 and ends at 9:00 p.m. ET on June 30, 2017. See Official Rules for complete entry details and restrictions, photo guidelines and prize descriptions. Void where prohibited. Sponsored by Canon U.S.A., Inc.
About Mark Teixeira
Mark Teixeira is a former MLB first baseman who played 14 seasons for the Texas Rangers, Atlanta Braves, Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim and New York Yankees. Before his professional career, he played college baseball at Georgia Tech, where in 2000 he won the Dick Howser Trophy as the national collegiate baseball player of the year. One of the most prolific switch hitters in MLB history, Teixeira was an integral part of the Yankees' 27th World Series championship in 2009, leading the American League in home runs and RBI while finishing second in the Most Valuable Player Award balloting. Teixeira was a three-time All-Star, won five Gold Glove Awards and three Silver Slugger Awards, and also holds the all-time major league record for most games with a home run from both sides of the plate, with 14. He was the fifth switch hitter in MLB history to reach 400 home runs. Mark has joined ESPN as a full-time analyst for their Major League Baseball coverage for the 2017/2018 season.
About Little League International
Little League® Baseball and Softball is the world's largest organized youth sports program, with 2.4 million players and one million adult volunteers in every U.S. state and more than 80 other countries. Founded in 1939, more than 35 million people around the world, from a U.S. president to community leaders to professional athletes, can call themselves Little League graduates. And every year, millions of people follow the hard work, dedication, and sportsmanship that the Little Leaguers display at our nine baseball and softball World Series events, the premier tournaments in youth sports. For more information, visit LittleLeague.org, or follow Little League on Facebook (facebook.com/LittleLeague), Twitter (twitter.com/LittleLeague), and Instagram (Instagram.com/LittleLeague). Follow all of the action from the nine Little League World Series at llbws.org or on Facebook and Twitter at hashtag: #LLWS.
About Canon U.S.A., Inc.
Canon U.S.A., Inc., is a leading provider of consumer, business-to-business, and industrial digital imaging solutions to the United States and to Latin America and the Caribbean markets. With approximately $29 billion in global revenue, its parent company, Canon Inc. (NYSE: CAJ), ranks third overall in U.S. patents granted in 2016.† Canon U.S.A. is committed to the highest level of customer satisfaction and loyalty, providing 100 percent U.S.-based consumer service and support for all of the products it distributes in the United States. Canon U.S.A. is dedicated to its Kyosei philosophy of social and environmental responsibility. In 2014, the Canon Americas Headquarters secured LEED® Gold certification, a recognition for the design, construction, operations and maintenance of high-performance green buildings. To keep apprised of the latest news from Canon U.S.A., sign up for the Company's RSS news feed by visiting www.usa.canon.com/rss and follow us on Twitter @CanonUSA. For media inquiries, please contact email@example.com.
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