US Polo Assn. Establishes scholarships and donates fashion design products to the AW Dreyfoos School of the Arts in West Palm Beach, Florida.


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WEST PALM BEACH, Fla., December 14, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) – USPA Global Licensing Inc. (USPAGL) today announced that US Polo Assn., The official mark of the United States Polo Association (USPA), has established two $ 2,500 scholarship and donated basic necessities including sewing machines and chairs to the AW Dreyfoos School of the Arts, a public high school specializing in all the arts based in West Palm Beach, in Florida.

Scholarships and donations were made through the Dreyfoos School of the Arts Foundation. Founded in 1993, the mission of the Dreyfoos School of the Arts Foundation, a 501 (c) (3) organization, is to enhance the artistic and academic programs of the internationally recognized Alexander W. Dreyfoos School of the Arts. Funds raised by the Foundation help improve curricula that cannot be funded by the school district. The Dreyfoos School of the Arts is only able to provide its advanced level of teaching and unique artistic opportunities by supplementing the school budget with private funds.

“On behalf of the Dreyfoos Foundation and School, I would like to thank US Polo Assn. for generous gifts. Art, music and design supplies are expensive, and the items donated were a welcome surprise to our deserving students, ”said Chris Snyder, Executive Director of the Dreyfoos School of the Arts Foundation. “We also look forward to partnering with the US Polo Assn. For a student scholarship to graduate this spring from our school.”

The scholarship recipients will be determined by the school, based on criteria established by the administration and will be announced in May.

“I have been to AW Dreyfoos School of the Arts several times to meet students, and they are some of the most talented, creative and confident young adults I have ever spoken to,” said J. Michael Prince, President and CEO of USPA Global Licensing, the company that oversees the US Polo Assn. Brand. “These are the students who will be the industry’s future designers and fashion designers. We are fortunate to have the school right here in the backyard of our US Polo Assn. Global Creative Center in West Palm Beach. . “

On the picture : Chris Snyder, Executive Director, Dreyfoos School of the Arts Foundation; J. Michael Prince, President and CEO, USPA Global Licensing; Blake Bennett, Principal of AW Dreyfoos School; John Richards, Major Gifts Manager, Dreyfoos School of the Arts Foundation; and teacher Penny Williams, with students in her costume design class.

More photos available on request.

About US Polo Assn.

US Polo Assn. is the official mark of United States Polo Association (USPA), the not-for-profit governing body for the sport of polo in the United States and one of the oldest athletic governing bodies, having been founded in 1890. With a global footprint of billions of dollars and worldwide distribution through some 1,200 US Polo Assn. retail stores, department stores, sporting goods chains, independent retailers and e-commerce, US Polo Assn. offers clothing for men, women and children, as well as accessories and footwear in 194 countries around the world. Ranked fifth largest sports licensor in License Global magazine’s 2020 list of the “150 World’s Best Licensors,” US Polo Assn. is named alongside iconic sports brands such as the National Football League, National Basketball Association, and Major League Baseball. Visit uspoloassnglobal.com and @uspoloassn. For more polo content, visit Globalpolo.com.

About the AW Dreyfoos School of the Arts

The Alexander W. Dreyfoos School of the Arts was founded in 1989 as the first arts high school in the Palm Beach County School District, the eleventh largest school district in the country, which serves a county geographically larger than Rhode Island or the Delaware. Located on the historic Central Schools campus in the heart of downtown West Palm Beach, this Choice program school accepts students from all public and private colleges and high schools in the county based on a competitive audition process.

With a current enrollment of 1,400 students, the Alexander W. Dreyfoos School of the Arts offers its students intensive studies in their artistic field and a rigorous university preparatory program. The innovative program has enabled the school to receive a multitude of awards and recognitions at all levels, local to international. US News Best High Schools® ranked AW Dreyfoos in the top 2% and 35th Magnet High Schools nationwide for 2020-2021.

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Stacey Kovalsky – Senior Director, Global Communications

Phone +001.561.790.8036 – E-mail: [email protected]

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