Oceanport, N.J. ? Monmouth Park racetrack announced today that Vonage America, Inc., a subsidiary of Vonage Holdings Corp. (NYSE:VG), a leading provider of broadband telephone services, signed a 3-year deal to become the presenting sponsor of the Haskell Invitational. The 39th running of the Haskell will be held on Sunday, August 6, at Monmouth Park racetrack in New Jersey.
"We're very pleased to team up with Monmouth Park and become the presenting sponsor of this very prestigious race," said Michael Tribolet, President of Vonage America, Inc. "Vonage is a provider of broadband telephone services and is headquartered right here in Monmouth County, which makes this fit between us and Monmouth Park a perfect combination."
Headquartered in Holmdel, Vonage is a leading provider of broadband telephone services with more than 1,500 employees. Vonage's Internet telephone service is easily installed and works using a standard touch-tone telephone handset. In addition, consumers benefit from a number of advanced telephone features such as call waiting, 3-way calling, call forwarding and voicemail ? all of which can be managed online.
"This is a win-win agreement," said Dennis Dowd, senior vice president of racing for the New Jersey Sports and Exposition Authority. "We're extremely pleased to have Vonage sponsor our most prestigious race and look forward to a partnership with them that will stretch into the years to come."
The Haskell was inaugurated in 1968 and has seen 20 champions compete in its 38-year history. This year's renewal of the $1 million, Grade 1 event will be televised live on ESPN from 5 to 6 p.m.