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June 12, 2012 10:00 ET

Acer Invites Bay Area to Celebrate Two-Time Gold Medal Winning Olympian Kerri Walsh at Hometown Rally in Saratoga, Calif.

San-Jose Based Acer America Welcomes Local Community to Cheer On Walsh as She Pursues a Third Gold Medal in London; Acer to Make Donation to Walsh's Chase the Stars Foundation

SAN JOSE, CA--(Marketwire - Jun 12, 2012) - Acer, a Worldwide Partner of the Olympic Movement, is hosting a community rally to support two-time gold medal winner Kerri Walsh in her quest to win an unprecedented third gold medal in beach volleyball at the 2012 Olympic Games. Headquartered locally, Acer America invites its community to an exciting day of fun and inspiration at Wildwood Park on Tuesday, June 19 in Walsh's hometown of Saratoga, Calif.

Families and community members who attend this free rally will have the opportunity to hear Walsh speak about her Olympic journey, play games for prizes, and encourage this hometown athlete as she prepares to fulfill her dreams in London. During this event, Acer will also make a donation to Walsh's Chase the Stars Foundation, which is dedicated to improving the quality of children's lives.

"Acer America and its employees are proud to be members of the greater San Jose community and we're honored to celebrate one of our own hometown heroes as she prepares for the Olympic Games this summer," said Emmanuel Fromont, president of Acer's Pan America Operations. "We admire Kerri Walsh's relentless pursuit of excellence as well as her commitment to giving back to the community. We are pleased to support the Chase the Stars Foundation and look forward to hosting our Bay Area friends as we all cheer Kerri on to win a third gold medal."

The rally will be held on the stage at Wildwood Park, located at 20764 4th St. in Saratoga, Calif. on Tuesday, June 19 at 10:30 am (PDT).

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Since its founding in 1976, Acer has broken barriers between people and technology, enabling users to explore, create and grow. Acer ranks No. 2 for notebook PCs globally.(1) The Acer Group employs 8,000 people across the globe, and revenues for 2011 reached US$15.7 billion. Acer's channel business model is instrumental to the company's success, while its multi-brand approach integrates Acer, Gateway, and Packard Bell brands in worldwide markets. Acer designs environmentally friendly products and, with its vendors, has established a green supply chain. Acer is proud to be a Worldwide Partner of the Olympic Movement. That includes supporting the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Winter Games and London 2012 Olympic Games. More information is at

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