SOURCE: International Polo Club Palm Beach

International Polo Club Palm Beach

International Polo Club Palm Beach

March 23, 2010 15:50 ET

International Polo Club Palm Beach Announces Title Sponsor of the USPA 106th U.S. Open Polo Championship

Sustainable Lighting Company Arcalux® a Bright Addition to the 2010 Palm Beach Polo Season

WELLINGTON, FL--(Marketwire - March 23, 2010) -  International Polo Club Palm Beach (IPC) has announced that Arcalux®, the award-winning manufacturer of energy efficient lighting systems, has acquired title sponsorship of the USPA 106th U.S. Open Polo Championship™. The prestigious competition, held at IPC March 28-April 18, is one of three major tournaments world-wide, held in high-esteem along with the British Coronation Cup and Argentine Open. 

"We are incredibly excited to welcome Arcalux® as title sponsor of the Arcalux USPA 106th U.S. Open Polo Championship™," said John Wash, President of Club Operations for IPC. "This celebrated month-long tournament holds a tremendous amount of history and spectacularly concludes the Palm Beach Polo Season. We couldn't be more pleased that Arcalux® has chosen to align their name with IPC, the USPA and this world-renowned competition." 

"Arcalux Corporation is proud to be the naming sponsor for this distinguished and highly-respected tournament," said Doug Marty, Chief Executive Officer for Arcalux®. "As a leader in environmentally-sound products and practices we saw it fitting to partner with IPC to celebrate this cherished outdoor luxury event."

IPC, regarded as the finest polo facility in the nation, is host to the highest goal polo played in the country and a long list of influential competitions. The Arcalux USPA 106th U.S. Open Polo Championship™ will feature the top players and teams from around the world including the world's best player, Adolfo Cambiaso, and top-ranked Americans Nicolas Roldan, Jeff Hall, Julio Arellano and Mike Azzaro, among many others. The tournament's highly-anticipated championship match will close the 2010 Palm Beach Season on April 18. The season has boasted celebrity guests and record-breaking attendance. 

About International Polo Club Palm Beach (IPC)
International Polo Club Palm Beach is located in Wellington, Florida -- in the heart of South Florida's famed horse country. Founded in 2002, IPC is host to major tournaments and world-class events throughout the Palm Beach Polo Season, including the Highest Goal Polo played in the U.S. and such prestigious competitions as the Iglehart Cup, Joe Barry Memorial Cup, Ylvisaker Cup, C.V. Whitney Cup, and USPA Piaget Gold Cup, culminating with the coveted Arcalux USPA 106th U.S. Open Polo Championship™. The world's polo elite descend upon Wellington each season to enjoy their love of the sport and the lifestyle in the most prominent and well-equipped polo facility in the nation. IPC features eight manicured polo fields and the Piaget Field, the Nespresso Grande Pavilion, private boxes and viewing stands, tennis courts, a croquet field, a state-of-the-art spa, a lushly landscaped pool deck, après polo celebrations and a fabled gourmet Sunday brunch, presented by NYC's Bistrot Bagatelle. The 2010 Palm Beach Polo Season began on January 3 and concludes on April 18. Learn more about IPC and their exclusive membership and sponsorship opportunities at www.internationalpoloclub.com.

About Arcalux®
Arcalux® is America's fastest growing sustainable lighting company, and manufacturer's energy efficient, commercial fluorescent lighting systems. In addition, Arcalux® provides energy assessments and lighting design services to deliver a turn-key sustainable solution.

Arcalux® was born of the recognized need for a new kind of fluorescent lighting fixture. Technology for housing fluorescent lighting has virtually remained unchanged since the 1930's. With this in mind, Arcalux® has designed and now manufactures a modular energy efficient fluorescent lighting fixture, the "SmartFixture™." The SmartFixture™ has evolved into a group of lighting products that include fluorescent direct, indirect, and LED fixtures.

Arcalux® is the recipient of the "2010 Platinum ADEX Award" (Award for Design Excellence) from the Design Journal Magazine. For more information please visit www.arcalux.com.