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WAC and Van Wagner Sports & Entertainment Announce Marketing Partnership with Canon U.S.A.

WAC and Van Wagner Sports & Entertainment Announce Marketing Partnership with Canon U.S.A.

DENVER  The Western Athletic Conference is proud to announce Canon U.S.A. Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, as the "Official Imaging Partner" of the conference.

The marketing partnership with Canon U.S.A. was arranged by Van Wagner Sports & Entertainment who manages the WAC sponsorship and marketing partners program.

"The WAC and its member institutions are extremely pleased to partner with a quality organization such as Canon U.S.A.," WAC Commissioner Jeff Hurd said. "It is an outstanding opportunity, and we look forward to a mutually beneficial long-term relationship."

Canon U.S.A. joins the WAC's partner program which includes ESPN, Adidas, Gatorade, GEICO, Wilson, Rawlings, Qualite Sports Lighting, Balfour, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, Android TV and Roku.

"We are excited to join the WAC's impressive lineup of partners," said Kazuto Ogawa, president and chief operating officer, Canon U.S.A., Inc. "As the conference's official imaging partner, our brand will work to build on its already admirable programming."

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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 $36 billion in global revenue, its parent company, Canon Inc. (NYSE:CAJ), ranks third overall in U.S. patents granted in 2017 and is one of Fortune Magazine's World's Most Admired Companies in 2018. Canon U.S.A. is committed to the highest level of customer satisfaction and loyalty, providing 100 percent U.S.-based 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 and follow us on Twitter @CanonUSA. For media inquiries, please contact

The WAC was formed in 1962 and is comprised of nine member institutions – California Baptist University; California State University, Bakersfield; Chicago State University; Grand Canyon University; University of Missouri-Kansas City; New Mexico State University; Seattle University; The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley; and Utah Valley University. The WAC crowns team and individual champions in 19 sports - eight men's and 11 women's. The WAC office is located in the Denver metropolitan area. For more information on the conference, visit

The Collegiate Services division of Van Wagner Sports and Entertainment (VWSE) is the exclusive sales representative for corporate marketing and sponsorship for the WAC. The eight-member conference's geographic footprint covers the West Coast, Southwest and Midwest, aligning corporate partners with more than 140,000 students, almost one million living alumni and more than 22,000 total employees. VWSE offers customized marketing opportunities that include broadcast assets, venue signage, impact promotions, digital and social platforms, promotional rights to athletic marks, campus-wide activation, access to tickets, hospitality and more.

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