Story By: Richard Thomas
Photos Courtesy of Monumental Sports
It has been happening in many leagues for quite sometime now and finally the MSE group of teams that include the Wizards, Mystics and G League Team Washington GOGO have a jersey partner of their own, GEICO.
It might look a little strange to see the Mystics on the court as the Washington GEICO’s, but hey, why not, this is a chance for teams to make money for their franchise and continue to increase the sponsor roles from local businesses that have been major supporters over the years as GEICO has of all of the Washington based teams.
“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.