(Oct 12, 2020 - BIRMINGHAM, Ala.)
Guaranteed Rate, one of the largest retail mortgage lenders in the country, has signed on as the title sponsor when the Bassmaster Elite Series takes on Tennessee’s Chickamauga Lake Oct. 16-19. The Guaranteed Rate Bassmaster Elite at Chickamauga Lake will feature 85 of the world’s best anglers competing for their share of a prize purse worth more than $700,000 as well as valuable Angler of the Year points.
“Guaranteed Rate is excited to be the title sponsor of this year’s Bassmaster Elite at Chickamauga Lake,” said Guaranteed Rate Chief Marketing Officer Steve Moffat. “We look forward to being a part of the impressive momentum the series has built this season while supporting its talented group of anglers.”
Chicago-based Guaranteed Rate is perhaps best known for its support of the Chicago White Sox, which play at Guaranteed Rate Field, but also has a diverse presence across the sports world. The company has sponsored events with World TeamTennis and the Professional Bowlers Association (PBA) as well as NASCAR’s Ryan Newman, NHRA Funny Car Series driver Dave Richards and Indy driver Alex Palou.
“Guaranteed Rate is already a fantastic supporter of sports, and we’re thrilled to partner with the company to reach enthusiastic fans of sportfishing,” said B.A.S.S. CEO Bruce Akin.
Live coverage of the Guaranteed Rate Bassmaster Elite at Chickamauga Lake starts Friday, Oct. 16 on Bassmaster.com and ESPN3. Semifinal Sunday will feature additional live coverage on ESPN2. Check local listings for details.
About Guaranteed Rate Companies
The Guaranteed Rate Companies, which includes Guaranteed Rate Inc., Guaranteed Rate Affinity, LLC, and Proper Rate, LLC, has over 7,500 employees in a total of 700 offices across the U.S. Headquartered in Chicago, Guaranteed Rate Inc. is one of the largest retail mortgage lenders in the United States funding $37 billion in 2019. Founded in 2000 and licensed in all 50 states and Washington, D.C., Guaranteed Rate Companies has helped homeowners nationwide with home purchase loans and refinances. The company has established itself as an industry leader by introducing innovative technology, offering low rates and delivering unparalleled customer service. 2017 marked the launch of Guaranteed Rate Affinity, LLC, a mortgage origination joint venture between Guaranteed Rate, Inc. and Realogy Holdings Corp. (NYSE: RLGY), a global leader in residential real estate franchising and brokerage. In 2020, the company launched Proper Rate, LLC, a mortgage origination joint venture between Guaranteed Rate and @properties, one of the nation's largest residential brokerage firms. Collectively, the companies have earned honors and awards including: "Top Lender for Online Service" for 2018 by U.S. News & World Report; No. 3 ranking in Scotsman Guide's Top Retail Mortgage Lenders 2018; Chicago Tribune's Top Workplaces list for seven consecutive years; and Best Online Lender and Best Lender for FHA Streamline Refinance by NerdWallet in 2019. Visit rate.com for more information.
B.A.S.S. is the worldwide authority on bass fishing and keeper of the culture of the sport, providing cutting edge content on bass fishing whenever, wherever and however bass fishing fans want to use it. Headquartered in Birmingham, Ala., the 515,000-member organization’s fully integrated media platforms include the industry’s leading magazines (Bassmaster and B.A.S.S. Times), website (Bassmaster.com), television show (The Bassmasters on ESPN2 and The Pursuit Channel), radio show (Bassmaster Radio), social media programs and events. For more than 50 years, B.A.S.S. has been dedicated to access, conservation and youth fishing.
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