Monumental Sports & Entertainment Announces GEICO as First-Ever Jersey Patch Partner

WASHINGTON, D.C.
– Nov. 2, 2018 – Monumental Sports Entertainment (MSE) and GEICO
today announced a multiyear sponsorship agreement in which the insurance
brand’s logo will prominently appear on Washington Wizards, Washington
Mystics and Capital City Go-Go player uniforms, effective immediately. The
two Washington, D.C. area-based organizations made the official
announcement during a press event at Capital One Arena.


Click here
to view the new GEICO-branded Wizards, Mystics and Go-Go uniforms

“When we set out to find a partner to share one of the most visible, most
prominent partnership opportunities in sports, we knew we wanted a company
that shared our commitment to community,” said Ted Leonsis, Founder,
Chairman, CEO and Majority Owner of Monumental Sports Entertainment.
“GEICO has been a pillar of the Washington, D.C., community for decades,
and they are one of the most influential advertisers in sports. That they
have chosen to put their logo on their hometown teams is a great reminder
of the power of basketball in Washington, D.C.”

“This is a wonderful new development in the long-standing partnership
between GEICO and Monumental Sports Entertainment,” said Bill
Roberts, president and CEO of GEICO. “We’re excited about the national
platform this jersey patch sponsorship gives us and the opportunity to
continue to contribute to the improvement of the community we call home.”

The Wizards will debut the GEICO jersey patch on their uniforms Friday
(Nov. 2) when they take on the Oklahoma City Thunder in a
nationally-televised game on ESPN at 8 p.m. at Capital One Arena. All fans
in attendance Sunday (Nov. 4) will be treated to a GEICO-sponsored Wizards
jersey t-shirt when the team hosts the New York Knicks at 6 p.m. The Go-Go
will play the first game in franchise history Saturday, Nov. 3, against the
Greensboro Swarm at 7 p.m. at the Entertainment Sports Arena in
Congress Heights.

The agreement pairs two organizations from the most powerful and
influential city in the world who share strong commitments to community
investment and supporting female athletes as they play the game they love
while impacting the next generation of athletes. The “GEICO Cares” and
“Players in the Community” programs will add to the power of this
partnership and its impact throughout the DMV, including the Ward 8
neighborhood that houses the Entertainment Sports Arena. Ward 8 is
the only community in the country that hosts an NBA, WNBA and a G League
franchise and GEICO is now the first jersey patch partner to have a patch
on an NBA, WNBA and G League team. MSE will also team up with GEICO for the
“Boys and Girls Club of America Salute” and will honor local BGC President
CEO Gabrielle Webster at Sunday’s Wizards game.

One of the most prominent and recognizable advertisers in sports, GEICO has
been a proud partner of Monumental Sports Entertainment for more than
25 years.

Monumental Sports Entertainment

Monumental Sports Entertainment (MSE), located in Washington, D.C.,
is one of the largest integrated sports and entertainment companies in the
country with one of the most diverse partnership groups in all of sports.
MSE owns and operates seven professional sports teams: the 2018 Arena
Football League champion Washington Valor, AFL’s Baltimore Brigade, NBA’s
Washington Wizards, NBA G League’s Capital City Go-Go, NBA 2K League’s
Wizards District Gaming, the 2018 NHL Stanley Cup Champion Washington
Capitals and the WNBA’s Washington Mystics. The company is also co-owner of
aXiomatic, which has controlling interest in global esports franchise Team
Liquid, and owns and operates Capital One Arena in Washington, D.C.
Monumental Sports Entertainment also manages MedStar Capitals
Iceplex, the state-of-the-art training facility for the Capitals and
EagleBank Arena on George Mason University’s campus. In conjunction with
the District of Columbia and Events DC, MSE is a partner in a new sports
and entertainment facility in Southeast DC on the St. Elizabeth’s East
campus that opened in September 2018. Facility highlights include MedStar
Wizards Performance Center, the brand-new training facility for the
Wizards, Go-Go and Mystics, and a 4,200-seat arena which will serve as the
new home of the Mystics and Go-Go. Monumental Sports Entertainment
also co-owns and operates Monumental Sports Network (MSN) with the NBC
Sports Group. MSN is the mid-Atlantic region’s top destination for
exclusive fan experiences and original sports content across desktop,
tablet, mobile and OTT streaming devices. Visit www.monumentalsports.com.

About GEICO

GEICO (Government Employees Insurance Company), the second-largest auto insurer in the U.S., was founded in 1936 and insures more than 27 million vehicles. To make changes, report claims, print insurance cards and purchase additional products, policyholders can log into their car insurance policy, connect via GEICO Mobile, phone or by visiting a GEICO local agent. Homeowners, renters, condo, flood, identity theft  and  life coverages are written through non-affiliated insurance companies and are secured through the GEICO Insurance Agency, Inc.  Commercial auto and personal umbrella coverages are also available. Visit www.geico.com for a quote or to learn more.

Leave a Reply