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December 19, 2013

Wilson Extends Partnership with Kerri Walsh Jennings into 2017

December 19, 2013 - [CHICAGO] -Wilson Sporting Goods Co. is thrilled to announce the extension of its long-standing contract with 3x gold medalist, Kerri Walsh Jennings. This successful partnership will continue through the 2016 Rio Olympics and into 2017, making Kerri the foundation for the Wilson indoor and outdoor volleyball business throughout the world.

Wilson indoor and outdoor volleyballs are made with groundbreaking performance, revolutionary technology and quality craftsmanship. Featuring a hand-sewn, durable microfiber construction, the Wilson outdoor volleyball Kerri Walsh Jennings chooses to help her dominate the sand has become a benchmark for outdoor players around the world, including the AVP tour. Kerri has also achieved great success with indoor volleyball where she was named a first-team All-American player at Stanford University and has competed in both the NCAA Volleyball Championships and the Olympics.

"The Wilson volleyball is the ideal ball", says Kerri Walsh Jennings. "I would not change one single stitch on that ball. I need a volleyball that's going to move the way I want it to, without any surprise. With Wilson that's exactly what I get. I'm excited to keep playing with Wilson volleyballs and supporting the Wilson Volleyball brand. "

"We are thrilled to continue working with Kerri", says Enrico Di Mario, Global Business Director for Wilson Volleyball. "She's an incredible athlete who is just as driven as we are. Kerri is an inspiring volleyball player to partner with, and we look forward to continuing this thriving collaboration and utilizing Kerri as the foundation of our global volleyball business."

Over the past decade, Wilson has developed game changing volleyball innovations and has been the Official Volleyball of the AVP and the Official Volleyball of the AVCA National Collegiate Sand Championships, among countless other elite volleyball associations. It's this dedication that has motivated athletes like Kerri Walsh Jennings to partner with Wilson. As Wilson continues to develop superior volleyball technologies and products, it will do so with Kerri standing as the foundation for its global indoor and outdoor volleyball business.

Chicago-based Wilson Sporting Goods Co., a division of Amer Sports, is the world's leading manufacturer of sports equipment, apparel and accessories. Through its dedication to creating products that enable athletes at every level to perform at their best, Wilson has earned its place as a leader in sporting goods for almost a century.

 

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