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AMAX Information Technologies

August 22, 2012 11:00 ET

AMAX Announces Ballapalooza Basketball Networking Event

Silicon Valley's Greatest Tech Networking Basketball Tournament With Proceeds to Benefit Autism Speaks

FREMONT, CA--(Marketwire - Aug 22, 2012) - AMAX, a trusted leader in Custom OEM x86 Appliances, Server, Cluster and Storage Solutions in North America, has announced registration is now open for its inaugural AMAX Ballapalooza Silicon Valley basketball tournament, with proceeds to benefit Autism Speaks. AMAX Ballapalooza is a fun and dynamic two-day out-of-the-box networking event centered around a 5-on-5 co-ed basketball tournament, bringing together key members of the technology ecosystem to combine face-to-face networking with competitive sports. The philosophy is that those who battle together on the court are more likely to do business together, while building strong relationships both inside and outside the office.

The format of this networking event is like no other, offering multiple opportunities for networking and bonding. Basketball players from tech companies around the country will be joining, many of whom have never met face to face, and many of whom have never seen each other outside of a meeting room in suits and ties. Players will face off, battle it out, and then laugh about it over beers. Walls will be broken down, and long-lasting partnerships will be formed. No other tech networking event will provide this level of intensity of interaction, or such a fun way of getting to know each other. From there, doing business will be a natural extension of this experience.

AMAX Ballapalooza will take place at Paye's Place in San Carlos, CA -- a strategic Silicon Valley location, founded by former San Francisco 49er football quarterback John Paye, with 3 NBA-sized basketball courts. The event schedule is as follows:

  • Tournament Day 1: Saturday, October 20th, 2012 -- 8:30AM - 5:30PM
  • Dinner Networking Mixer: Saturday, October, 20th, 2012 -- 7:00 - 8:30PM
  • Tournament Day 2: Sunday, October 21st, 2012 -- 8:30AM - 5:00PM

Registration for AMAX Ballapalooza is open until September 30th, 2012, with early-bird registration available until August 31st. Players can either sign up as a company team, or as individuals. Space is limited and qualified applications will be taken on a first-come, first-served basis. To register for AMAX Ballapalooza, or for additional information about the event, visit

In connection with Autism Speaks, 50% of all registration proceeds will be donated to the organization in an effort to fund research and awareness into the causes, prevention, treatments and cure for autism. Both AMAX and Autism Speaks are dedicated to this cause and raising public awareness about autism and its effects on individuals, families and society, and to bring hope to all who deal with the hardships of this disorder. Together with Autism Speaks, AMAX aims to bring the autism community together as one strong voice to urge the government and private sector to listen to our concerns and take action to address this urgent global health crisis. 

"We are pleased to be partnered with AMAX for their inaugural Ballapalooza as the effort will directly affect the lives of individuals with autism and will help to fund development of new treatments so that we may better understand the diagnostic criteria and causes of autism," said Phillip Hain, West Region Director for Autism Speaks.

Ballapalooza would not be possible without the generous sponsorships from industry partners Emulex, AMD, NVIDIA, LSI, STEC, Kingston and local partner Sports Authority.

"Our partnership with AMAX and our platinum sponsorship of Ballapaloza is a great example of how channel partners are doing more than just reselling, they are developing real solutions and real relationships to solve real customer problems," said Shaun Walsh, senior vice president of marketing and business development, Emulex. "We share AMAX's dedication to quality, performance, reliability and customer commitment, and address customers' needs for high performance computing, big data, virtualized and cloud environments, with a broad range of I/O connectivity solutions that take enterprise data centers to the next level, while reducing OPEX."

About AMAX

Founded in 1979, AMAX is a trusted leader in Custom Server and Storage Solutions in North America. Headquartered in Fremont, California, AMAX also operates several branch offices throughout North America and multiple locations in China servicing the APAC region. AMAX's expertise drives two key divisions that deliver customized computing solutions to a wide range of industries: AMAX's Appliance Manufacturing Division provides efficient and top-of-the-line manufacturing solutions and global logistics to OEM customers while AMAX's Enterprise & High Performance Computing Division provides innovative and scalable custom cluster, server, and storage products developed for HPC, Cloud, Virtualization and Big Data applications. For more information about AMAX products and services, visit

About Autism Speaks

Autism Speaks is the world's leading autism science and advocacy organization. It is dedicated to funding research into the causes, prevention, treatments and a cure for autism; increasing awareness of autism spectrum disorders; and advocating for the needs of individuals with autism and their families. Autism Speaks was founded in February 2005 by Suzanne and Bob Wright, the grandparents of a child with autism. Mr. Wright is the former vice chairman of General Electric and chief executive officer of NBC and NBC Universal. Since its inception, Autism Speaks has committed over $173 million to research and developing innovative resources for families. Each year Walk Now for Autism Speaks events are held in more than 95 cities across North America. To learn more about Autism Speaks, please visit

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