LONGWOOD, Florida, Sept. 1, 2016 – US Club Soccer has entered into a long-term sponsorship agreement with Insurance Office of America (IOA), one of the fastest-growing agencies in the country with more than 50 offices from coast to coast.
As the official insurance broker of US Club Soccer, IOA will be involved in US Club Soccer events and have an engaging, ongoing digital and social media presence. IOA, the 13th largest privately held insurance agency in the nation, offers a variety of coverage for businesses, sports teams, and individuals, including a variety of personal lines and other insurance solutions.
“We are excited to welcome US Club Soccer into the IOA family of partners,” said IOA Chairman & Founder John Ritenour. “Soccer continues to be an exciting and expanding addition to our nation’s sports landscape. The growth of US Club Soccer with their 500,000+ members, top-tier partnerships, and elite programs tracks in such a positive direction that it was an easy decision to work with such an outstanding organization.”
“IOA is an innovative and dynamic company, exactly the sort of partner US Club Soccer is looking for,” said US Club Soccer CEO Kevin Payne. “The challenges of the youth soccer insurance landscape are many, and while some in youth soccer have looked to provide inferior coverage in order to lower costs, US Club Soccer is committed to providing the best possible coverage at the best possible price, and IOA leaves no stone unturned in helping us accomplish that. Ensuring parents that their children will have a safe and healthy soccer experience is a key part of our Players First philosophy, and IOA is a critical partner in providing our parents peace of mind that, if an injury does occur, they won’t have to worry about the quality of their insurance coverage.”
“I have known the US Club Soccer executive team for many years, and I am so excited to work with them as we continue to grow our model,” said IOA Sports Partners President Paul Garofolo. “This is our first partnership in soccer, and just like it happened in football, baseball, basketball, hockey, and golf, once we partnered in a sport, others quickly followed; we expect the same to occur in soccer.”
IOA is the 13th largest privately held insurance agency nationally with its headquarters in the Orlando suburb of Longwood, Florida. IOA has over 50 offices coast to coast with 1200+ employees and is one of the fastest-growing agencies in the country. IOA has become the agency of choice for the full complement of insurance needs by an ever-increasing number of business and personal clients throughout the United States and from their London office serving Europe since 2013. Within the world of sports, IOA continues to experience significant growth in its client base of sports teams, leagues, facilities, association, and venues with over 50 partnerships within the NFL, NBA, NHL, AHL, MLL, LPGA, Pro Football Hall of Fame Village, Mountain West Conference, Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame, and the Jerry Colangelo Golf Classic.
To learn more about IOA, please visit www.ioausa.com.
US Club Soccer, a national association member of the U.S. Soccer Federation, fosters the growth and development of soccer clubs in order to create the best possible development environment for players of all ages. Anchored by Players First and its five pillars of club development, coaching development, player development, parent engagement and education, and player health and safety, US Club Soccer offers registration, league- and cup-based competition platforms, player identification, and a variety of other programming, resources and services. US Club Soccer is sponsored by Nike and supported by LaLiga through a technical partnership.
Insurance Office of America (IOA) is a full-service insurance agency founded in 1988 and is one of the fastest-growing independent agencies in the United States. IOA is ranked 13th on Insurance Journal’s 2016 Top 100 Independent Property/Casualty Agencies report, and it is ranked 25th on Business Insurance’s 100 Largest Brokers of U.S. Business List. Headquartered in Longwood, Florida, part of the greater Orlando community, IOA has over 50 branch offices in the U.S. and an international office in London. With more than 1,000 associates, IOA specializes in providing insurance solutions for businesses in many diverse industries.