As a result of the Rzeszów team's promotion to the highest league, PGE Polska Grupa Energetyczna has prolonged and extended its cooperation with the team becoming the Titular Sponsor of Speedway Stal Rzeszów.
On 13 October 2010 the annual sponsoring contract was initialed in the headquarters of the Reszów Company PGE Obrót by Marta Półtorak - the President of Speedway Stal Rzeszów club and Piotr Szymanek - the Vice-President of PGE Polska Grupa Energetyczna. PGE is going to be the sponsor of Speedway Stal Rzeszów the second year in a row. However, in the next season of 2011 the cooperation with the club will be broadened.
Hence, in the Speedway Ekstraliga the club will perform under the name of PGE Marma Rzeszów instead of its previous name, Marma-Hadykówka Rzeszów. - It was due to the club riders' successes crowned with their promotion to the Speedway top league as well as the Speedway Stal Rzeszów authorities' involvement in the development of this sport that we decided to prolong and extend our cooperation - said Piotr Szymanek, Vice-President of PGE Polska Grupa Energetyczna. - PGE wants to support those clubs and teams which consistently improve their results, thus providing their fans with unforgettable emotions.
We believe that in Rzeszów where speedway has had long-standing traditions there will be many sports emotions also in the next season - concluded Vice-President Szymanek. President of Speedway Stal Rzeszów, Marta Półtorak, is also satisfied with the signing of the sponsoring contract with PGE: - I am extremely happy that our cooperation with PGE S.A. has been so effective, it might be even said, exemplary. As early as in the first year, it has resulted in a great and much awaited success in Rzeszów, i.e. the team's promotion to the Speedway Ekstraliga. I hope that thanks to the support of such a distinguished patron, our team will systematically, year by year, achieve better results - said Marta Półtorak, President of Speedway Stal Rzeszów S.A.
The sponsoring contract was signed for the speedway season of 2011. PGE has not revealed the amount of the financial support that will be given to the club. During a press conference a new logo of the PGE Marma Rzeszów team was also presented.
Information concerning PGE Polska Grupa Energetyczna:
PGE Polska Grupa Energetyczna S.A. is the largest power engineering company in Poland and one of the largest such companies in Central and Eastern Europe. Thanks to the combination of its own fuel (lignite) resources, power generation and final distribution networks, PGE guarantees a safe and reliable power supply to 5 million households, businesses and institutions. In 2009 the Company's net power generation amounted to approximately 54 TWh. The installed capacity equals 12.4 GW. The PGE Capital Group has operated under its current structure since 2007. The PGE Capital Group's major areas of activity comprise the mining of lignite and generation of heat and electricity from conventional sources, the wholesale trade of electricity and related products, the retail sales of electricity and heat, the distribution of electricity as well as the generation of electricity from renewable sources. Since 6 November 2009 PGE Polska Grupa Energetyczna S.A. has been one of the largest companies listed at the Warsaw Stock Exchange.
Information concerning Speedway Stal Rzeszów:
ZKS Stal Rzeszów, established in 1944, is a multi-section club (the speedway section was established in 1951). Speedway Stal Rzeszów S.A. is a company managing the Rzeszów speedway team and the organizer of the speedway competitions in Rzeszów. The word Speedway has been added to differentiate the speedway team from the other Stal member teams, i.e. the football, water jumping, artistic gymnastics and wrestling sections. Ms Marta Półtorak is the President of the company established in 2009 which runs the Rzeszów team in the league competition. Dariusz Śledź is the coach of the Rzeszów team and Jacek Ziółkowski is the team manager.