IOA Becomes Official Insurance Broker of the AFL


aflJuly 6, 2013

Insurance Office of America (IOA) today announced its new partnership with the Arena Football League as the Presenting Sponsor of ArenaBowl XXVI to be held in Orlando on August 17th. The partnership will feature prominent on-air elements during the live national broadcast of ArenaBowl XXVI on the CBS Television Network, as well as significant in-arena exposure at the Amway Center. In addition, the IOA “Difference Maker of the Game” will be featured during the 2013 AFL Playoffs and ArenaBowl.

“Getting a signature brand like IOA associated with the ArenaBowl is an outstanding opportunity,” AFL Commissioner Jerry B. Kurz said. “We are especially pleased about the audience we will be sharing with them during our biggest event of the season.”  Adam Robbins, Senior VP of Corporate Partnerships for the AFL states, “There’s not a better way to debut the AFL-IOA partnership than at our biggest event of the year.”

John Ritenour, Chairman and Founder of IOA states, “We are pleased to join with the AFL and its member teams in presenting ArenaBowl XXVI in our hometown of Orlando.  This partnership was a natural fit for IOA as we take great pride in our city, which has been so supportive of our growth in becoming the largest privately-held insurance agency in Florida. The AFL has done a fantastic job in organizing an exciting weekend of activities that we look forward to enjoying with the residents of Orlando and the fans of the AFL.”

“The AFL represents a natural extension to IOA’s ever growing sports and entertainment platform and will represent IOA’s first coordinated introduction into the national spotlight with the national broadcast and cable elements leading up to and including ArenaBowl XXVI,” stated IOA Sports Partners President Paul Garofolo.