The National Lacrosse League Names Guaranteed Rate as First-Ever Exclusive U.S. Mortgage Partner
CHICAGO AND PHILADELPHIA (November 16, 2021) – The National Lacrosse League (NLL), the largest and most successful professional lacrosse organization in the world, announces that Guaranteed Rate, a leader in retail mortgage lending and digital financial services, is now the league’s first-ever Exclusive U.S. Mortgage Partner.
This partnership coincides with the beginning of the league’s 2021-22 season, with Face Off Weekend beginning on December 3 with games being broadcast on the ESPN networks in the United States and TSN in Canada.
“The NLL is thrilled with its new partnership with Guaranteed Rate, a company that has developed into a real leader in sports marketing,” said NLL Commissioner Nick Sakiewicz. “We look forward to a long and mutually beneficial relationship.”
Guaranteed Rate will have an exclusive partnership that includes a branded jersey patch on all NLL referees, in-arena signage at NLL games and a full array of digital activations and traditional broadcast placements.
Guaranteed Rate is a leader in sports sponsorships with many successful partnerships with organizations including U.S. Figure Skating, UFC, NHL, NASCAR and more.
“We are excited to enter into this first-of-its-kind partnership with the NLL,” said Guaranteed Rate’s Vice President of Sports Marketing and Partnerships Steve McNelley. “The league features some of the best lacrosse players and most loyal fans in the sport, and we can’t wait to connect with them.”
About the National Lacrosse League:
The National Lacrosse League (NLL) is North America's premier professional lacrosse league. Founded in 1986, the NLL ranks third in average attendance for pro indoor sports worldwide, behind only the NHL and NBA. The League is comprised of 15 franchises across the United States and Canada: Albany FireWolves, Buffalo Bandits, Calgary Roughnecks, Colorado Mammoth, Georgia Swarm, Halifax Thunderbirds, Las Vegas NLL, New York Riptide, Panther City Lacrosse Club (TX), Philadelphia Wings, Rochester Knighthawks, San Diego Seals, Saskatchewan Rush, Toronto Rock, and Vancouver Warriors. For more information, visit NLL.com and find @NLL on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. For more information visit NLL.com.
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 six consecutive years; and Chicago Tribune's Top Workplaces list for seven consecutive years. Visit rate.com for more information.
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