Guaranteed Rate To Sponsor Inaugural Athletes Unlimited Volleyball League
March 1, 2021 (CHICAGO) – Guaranteed Rate, one of America’s top 5 retail mortgage lenders, has become an Official Partner of Athletes Unlimited’s inaugural 2021 professional women’s volleyball season.
Guaranteed Rate will be the presenting sponsor of the weekly Athletes Unlimited Draft, which streams on Facebook Live. Guaranteed Rate joins GEICO, Gatorade, Hyperice and others that are sponsoring this new league featuring 45 of the world’s best players who will compete through March 29 at the Fair Park Coliseum in Dallas, Texas.
“Guaranteed Rate is proud to support the world’s best female volleyball players in this new format,” said Guaranteed Rate Chief Marketing Officer Steve Moffat. “Watching the superstars of the sport compete in the only U.S. women’s indoor pro league will be thrilling.”
All 30 Athletes Unlimited Volleyball matches will be aired live around the world as part of an unprecedented distribution package on a combination of CBS Sports Network, FOX Sports and streaming partners Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, Twitch and Dailymotion.
“We are pleased to have innovative and like-minded corporate partners supporting Athletes Unlimited Volleyball,” said Jon Patricof, CEO and Co-Founder of Athletes Unlimited. “These brands play such a crucial role in creating the best possible environment for our athletes to train and compete as well as improve the overall experience for our fans.”
Athletes Unlimited Volleyball features some of the world’s best professional volleyball players including six Olympians from five different countries. Notable players include Team USA members Jordan Larson and Karsta Lowe, Brazilian superstar Sheilla Castro, De La Cruz from the Dominican Republic Olympic Team, Great Britain Olympian Ciara Michel and Puerto Rican Olympian Aury Cruz.
Guaranteed Rate, which is well known for its support of the Chicago White Sox and Guaranteed Rate Field, adds volleyball to its diverse list of nationwide sports sponsorships. The company has built momentum through sponsorship deals with NASCAR’s Ryan Newman, the NHL, the UFC, World TeamTennis, the Professional Bowlers Association and others.
About Guaranteed Rate Companies
The Guaranteed Rate Companies, which includes Guaranteed Rate, Inc., Guaranteed Rate Affinity, LLC, and Proper Rate, LLC, has more than 13,000 employees in over 850 offices across the United States. Headquartered in Chicago, Guaranteed Rate Companies is one of the largest retail mortgage lenders in the United States, funding over $73 billion in 2020. Founded in 2000 and located in all 50 states and Washington, D.C., Guaranteed Rate Companies has helped homeowners nationwide with home purchase loans and refinances. The company has established itself as an industry leader by introducing innovative technology, offering low rates and delivering unparalleled customer service. 2017 marked the launch of Guaranteed Rate Affinity, LLC, a mortgage origination joint venture between Guaranteed Rate, Inc. and Realogy Holdings Corp. (NYSE: RLGY), a global leader in residential real estate franchising and brokerage. In 2020, the company launched Proper Rate, LLC, a mortgage origination joint venture between Guaranteed Rate, Inc. and @properties, one of the nation's largest residential brokerage firms. Collectively, the Guaranteed Rate Companies have earned honors and awards including: Top Lender for Online Service for 2018 by U.S. News & World Report; Best Mortgage Lender for Online Loans and Best Mortgage Lender for Refinancing by NerdWallet for 2021; HousingWire’s 2020 Tech100 award for the company’s industry-leading FlashCloseSM technology; No. 3 ranking in Scotsman Guide's Top Retail Mortgage Lenders 2019; Chicago Agent Magazine’s Lender of the Year for five consecutive years; Chicago Tribune's Top Workplaces list for seven consecutive years. Visit rate.com for more information.
About Athletes Unlimited
Athletes Unlimited is a new model of pro sports where athletes are decision-makers and individual players are champions of team sports. We literally change the game with faster play, and a new draft and team rosters every week, delivering next-level competition and engagement in which every moment counts. Athletes Unlimited, which seeks to build the next generation of both athletes and fans launched with women’s softball in 2020 and will follow with women’s volleyball, women’s lacrosse and our second softball season throughout 2021. For more information about Athletes Unlimited, our volleyball or softball leagues and additional announcements, please sign up at www.auprosports.com or follow us @auprosports on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter.