October 07, 2009 14:21 ET

Shamin Abas Public Relations Scores a Goal With the International Polo Club Palm Beach

Agency Wins Account With World-Renowned Polo Facility

WEST PALM BEACH, FL--(Marketwire - October 7, 2009) - The International Polo Club Palm Beach (IPC), regarded as the finest polo facility in the nation, has selected Shamin Abas Public Relations (SAPR) as their Public Relations Agency of Record. SAPR will join IPC's efforts as they ramp up for the highly anticipated 2010 Palm Beach Polo Season and expand the growth of the equestrian lifestyle in Wellington, Florida. After an extensive search, the Wellington-based company ultimately chose SAPR for its winning methods and established record of success in the lifestyle segment.

"I am very familiar with how Shamin Abas Public Relations operates and its undeniable commitment to its clients," said John Wash, IPC President. "There is certainly a synergy between our leadership teams that can serve only to strengthen the IPC brand and our unique status as the premier polo event of its kind in the U.S."

"I am delighted that we were selected to help IPC activate its vision and reach its greatest potential," said Shamin Abas, SAPR President. "There is no finer polo facility anywhere in the U.S. and what better of a location than the spectacular grounds and world-class facilities of IPC to play host to the top teams and players in the world."

Now entering its seventh year, IPC serves as the highest goal polo played in the country. IPC will host the U.S. Open Polo Championship, now in its 106th year. This year, IPC will feature the new eight- and 14-goal tournaments, which will open the facility to a host of new teams. IPC recently named two sponsors for the 2010 Palm Beach Polo Season, which runs from January 3 through April 18. Piaget, the luxury Swiss watch maker, has secured naming rights to The Championship Field. Nespresso, the high-end line of espresso machines and signature coffee products, will sponsor The Grande Pavilion.

About The International Polo Club Palm Beach

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 North American winter polo season, including such prestigious high-goal competitions as the Iglehart Cup, Joe Barry Memorial Cup, Ylvisaker Cup, C.V. Whitney Cup, and Piaget Gold Cup, culminating with the 106th playing of the coveted U.S. Open Polo Championship. Thousands of fans gather together each year at IPC to enjoy their love of the sport and the lifestyle. IPC features eight manicured polo fields and the Piaget Championship Field, the Nespresso Grande Marquee, 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. Learn more about IPC and their exclusive membership and sponsorship opportunities at www.internationalpoloclub.com.

About Shamin Abas Public Relations

Headquartered in West Palm Beach, FL, Shamin Abas Public Relations is a full-service public relations agency offering local, regional, national and international media relations, social media strategies and execution, crisis management, special event production and inventive promotion. For more information, visit www.shaminabaspr.com.