Big Ass Fans to Provide Cooling Comfort during 2010 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games

LEXINGTON, KY — 87 Days to Go — Big Ass Fans, an international company that designs and engineers industrial, commercial and residential large, slow-speed fans has been named the Official Fan Sponsor for the 2010 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games.

As the Official Sponsor, Big Ass Fans will provide their cooling technology to many locations at the Games including the Tradeshow Pavilion and the Eventing Cross Country Course. The Games will feature world championships in eight equestrian sports at the Kentucky Horse Park from September 25 through October 10.

“Quality fans are crucial to create a comfortable environment for staff, spectators, and our human and equine athletes at the Games,” said Terry Johnson, vice president of sales and marketing for the World Games 2010 Foundation. “Big Ass Fans is the perfect company to accomplish this task and their technologies will be valued during the 2010 Games.”

Founded in 1999, Big Ass Fans began designing and manufacturing large-diameter, low-speed ceiling and vertical fans for the agricultural and industrial markets. Building a strong reputation in the industry for innovation, design and sustainability, the company has evolved into the commercial and residential sectors.

“We are proud to be part of the excitement of the World Equestrian Games,” said Carey Smith, president and CEO of Big Ass Fans. “For over a decade, we’ve serviced the equestrian market with our unique products, so it seemed natural for us to sponsor the world’s greatest equestrian event which just happens to take place in our hometown.”

The Lexington-based company has experienced exponential growth since its inception and with more than 40,000 fans in operation, Big Ass Fans provides energy savings and improves comfort for animals and humans world-wide.

About Big Ass Fans

Big Ass Fans is the leading manufacturer of huge ceiling fans for large industrial, agricultural, commercial and residential settings. Big Ass Fans range in size from 6 feet to 24 feet in diameter, using low horsepower motors to generate energy-efficient air movement for large spaces. Big Ass Fans can be used year round to provide occupant comfort and energy savings. There are over 40,000 Big Ass Fans installed worldwide in applications such as manufacturing plants, distribution centers, horse arenas, dairy barns, stadiums, art galleries, restaurants, health clubs, zoos and homes! Product solutions include Pivot, PowerfoilX, PowerfoilX Plus, AirGo, and the new Element and Isis designed for commercial spaces. For more information about Big Ass Fans, please visit the Web site at www.bigassfans.com.

About the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games

The Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games are the world championships of eight equestrian disciplines recognized by the Fédération Equestre Internationale (FEI). The Games are held every four years and this will be the first occurrence in the United States. Tickets to the 2010 Games are still available and can be purchased at www.alltechfeigames.com/tickets, at www.ticketmaster.com, through the Ticketmaster hotline at 1-800-745-3000, or at your local Ticketmaster outlet.

The Games will be broadcast on NBC Sports, which marks the largest commitment to network coverage of equestrian sport in U.S. television history.  The 2010 Games are expected to have a statewide economic impact of $167 million, and current sponsors include Alltech, Rolex, John Deere, Ariat International, Inc., Meydan and UK Healthcare. For more information on the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games please visit, www.alltechfeigames.com.

Media Contact:
Amy Walker
Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games
859-255-2010 ext. 235
awalker@feigames2010.org

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