Commissioner says the deal is a "win-win for all our teams"
Major League Rugby (MLR) has a new official mortgage provider.
The 12-team professional rugby union league has tapped retail mortgage lender Guaranteed Rate to be the “official mortgage provider of MLR.”
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The sponsorship, which was brokered by Philadelphia-based Maestroe Sports & Entertainment, will include exposure during three-dozen nationally televised matches. The “Guaranteed Rate Try Zone” will also be highlighted during national broadcasts with in-stadium signage and broadcast announcements.
And following each MLR match, one player will be recognized and interviewed as the “Guaranteed Rate Man of the Match.” The interview will be shared across the team’s and league’s social media platforms as well as broadcasted on The Rugby Network.
“Having Guaranteed Rate on board with Major League Rugby is a win-win for the league and all our teams,” said George Killebrew, commissioner of MLR. “Heading into our fourth season we are excited to highlight our stand-out players, as well as our additional broadcast offerings, specifically the Guaranteed Rate Try Zone, which we feel will bring great awareness and added value to this sponsorship.”
“Guaranteed Rate is proud to support the incredible sport of rugby through this rapidly growing professional league,” said Steve Moffat, chief marketing officer at Guaranteed Rate. “Season four of the MLR is shaping up to be the best yet, and we’re excited to be a part of the intense action.”