Guaranteed Rate Joins 2021 Skate America as Title Sponsor
U.S. Figure Skating’s Official Home Mortgage Partner Continues to Support Organization’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Initiatives and National Get Up Day
U.S. Figure Skating announces today that Guaranteed Rate, one of the largest retail mortgage lenders in the United States, has extended its role as the Official Home Mortgage Partner of U.S. Figure Skating, and becomes the Title Sponsor of 2021 Guaranteed Rate Skate America.
Guaranteed Rate will also be the presenting sponsor of the sixth annual National Get Up Day on February 1, 2022, an event founded by U.S. Figure Skating to help skaters and non-skaters alike recognize the grit, passion and perseverance needed to Get Up® in the rink and in life every day. Guaranteed Rate will also work closely with U.S. Figure Skating to identify opportunities to enhance the organization’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (D.E.I.) initiatives.
Guaranteed Rate will have prominent commercial presence during U.S. Figure Skating broadcasts throughout the season, starting with coverage of 2021 Guaranteed Rate Skate America, which serves as the first stop on the ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating Series. Guaranteed Rate will also receive significant exposure with their logo on athletes’ Team USA warm-up jackets, which skaters wear to media events, during warm-ups and in the “Kiss and Cry” as they await their scores. "Guaranteed Rate continues to be an important partner to U.S. Figure Skating, and we’re excited to welcome them back as the title sponsor of 2021 Skate America. Their commitment to supporting our skaters will be amplified this season with the presence of the Guaranteed Rate logo on our athlete warm-up jackets,” Executive Director Ramsey Baker said. “We’re also extremely appreciative of Guaranteed Rate and their continued commitment to supporting our diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives and National Get Up Day, which is a perfect platform to highlight Guaranteed Rate’s highly acclaimed ‘Believe You Will’ Campaign.”
Guaranteed Rate’s “Believe You Will” campaign showcases inspirational stories of incredible athletes and adventurers who believed they could overcome challenges to accomplish their ultimate goals.
“We are excited and proud to be continuing our dynamic partnership with U.S. Figure Skating and the incredible athletes who make the sport such a fan favorite,” said Guaranteed Rate Chief Marketing Officer Steve Moffat.
In addition to its partnership with U.S. Figure Skating, Guaranteed Rate has a Believe You Will ambassador agreement with champion skater Starr Andrews. Andrews, who finished sixth at the U.S. Figure Skating Championships® in 2018 and 2020, and was the 2017 U.S. junior silver medalist, has earned Grand Prix assignments in each of the last four seasons.
Aggregate Sports, U.S. Figure Skating’s sponsorship sales agency of record, negotiated this deal with Guaranteed Rate.
About Guaranteed Rate Companies
The Guaranteed Rate Companies includes Guaranteed Rate, Inc., one of the top 5 retail mortgage lenders in the United States, Guaranteed Rate Affinity, LLC, and Proper Rate, LLC. Headquartered in Chicago, Guaranteed Rate Companies combined funded over $73 billion in 2020 and have more than 10,000 employees in over 850 offices across the United States. Founded in 2000 and located in all 50 states and Washington, D.C., Guaranteed Rate 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. In 2017, the company launched 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 numerous honors and awards including: Forbes Advisor’s Top 10 Mortgage Lenders for 2021; Best Mortgage Lender for Online Loans and Best Mortgage Lender for Refinancing by NerdWallet for 2021; 2018 Top Lender for Online Service by U.S. News & World Report; HousingWire’s 2020 Tech100 award for the company’s industry-leading FlashCloseSM technology; No. 3 ranking in Scotsman Guide's 2021 list of Top Retail Mortgage Lenders; Chicago Agent Magazine’s Lender of the Year for five consecutive years; and Chicago Tribune's Top Workplaces list for seven consecutive years. Visit rate.com for more information.
About U.S. Figure Skating
U.S. Figure Skating is the national governing body for the sport of figure skating in the United States as recognized by the United States Olympic & Paralympic Committee and the International Skating Union. U.S. Figure Skating is comprised of more than 600 member clubs, collegiate clubs, school-affiliated clubs and more than 1,000 registered Learn to Skate USA programs representing more than 186,000 members. U.S. Figure Skating is charged with the development of the sport on all levels within the United States including athletes, officials, sanctioning of events and exhibitions, and establishing the rules and guidelines by which the sport is governed.
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