INDUSTRY NEWS RELEASE
Central Florida-based Partner Aligns with Club’s Community Relations Efforts
ORLANDO, Fla. (May 24, 2017) – Insurance Office of America (IOA) has become the Official Insurance Broker of Orlando City SC.
“We welcome Insurance Office of America to our organization,” Orlando City SC VP of Corporate Partnerships Rob Parker said. “They are a long-standing organization with great presence in central Florida, and we are excited to see them take great interest in supporting our community efforts.”
IOA aligned with Orlando City Foundation, the club’s community relations arm, to support the annual awards gala and the annual celebrity golf tournament fundraising programs. The fundraisers support the Foundation’s goal of providing soccer programming, nutrition education and mentoring in the neediest areas of our community.
Members of LionNation, the club’s membership program, will also receive insurance discounts.
“We are excited to not only join Orlando City in our IOA headquarters market, but also to have our first partner within Major League Soccer (MLS),” IOA Chairman & Founder John Ritenour said. “Orlando City has delivered the passion of world-class soccer to our town with overwhelming affinity and we look forward to working with them, as well as pursuing similar partnerships within the league in the future.”
IOA is a full-service insurance agency founded in 1988 and is one of the fastest-growing independent agencies in the United States The IOA headquarters is located north of Orlando in Longwood, Florida. IOA has more than 70 branch offices across theU.S. and an international office in London. With more than 1,000 associates, IOA specializes in providing solutions for many industries of business.
About Orlando City SC
After winning three USL-Pro regular season championships and two postseason titles over a four-year span, Orlando City SC quickly set the standard for professional soccer clubs both on and off the field and was awarded the 21st Major League Soccer (MLS) franchise on Nov. 19, 2013. The Lions played their first two seasons in MLS at the Orlando Citrus Bowl, where they held the second-highest average attendance in MLS. In 2016, the club launched Orlando Pride in the National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL) and Orlando City B in the United Soccer League (USL).
In March 2017, Orlando City SC unveiled its brand-new, privately financed downtown stadium. With a capacity of 25,500 fans, Orlando City Stadium creates the most exciting game-day experience for fans in the country.