Guaranteed Rate Becomes Presenting Sponsor Of IWWF Worlds
by USA Water Ski & Wake Sports
Guaranteed Rate, one of the top 5 retail mortgage lenders in the USA, will be the presenting sponsor of the 2021 Visit Lake County Florida IWWF World Waterski Championships, Oct. 12-17, 2021 in Groveland, Fla.
The 2021 Visit Lake County Florida IWWF World Waterski Championships, presented by Guaranteed Rate, will feature the world’s top water skiers from more than 30 countries competing in slalom, tricks and jump over six full days of competition and towed behind the award-winning Ski Nautique.
“Guaranteed Rate is no stranger to major sports sponsorships and it is a big moment for water skiing to have them play a major part in the sport’s premier event,” said IWWF President Jose Antonio Perez Priego.
The competition will take place at Sunset Lakes, which is also the home to the prestigious Jack Travers Water Ski School. The event will be live-streamed on IWWF’s YouTube Channel over all six days.
“Guaranteed Rate is thrilled to sponsor the IWWF World Waterski Championships, featuring the sport’s top athletes,” said Guaranteed Rate Vice President, Sports Marketing and Partnerships Steve McNelley. “All aspects of this sport will be on amazing display, and we can’t wait to watch the incredible action and competition.”
About Guaranteed Rate Companies
The Guaranteed Rate Companies includes Guaranteed Rate, Inc., one of the top 5 retail mortgage lenders in the United States, Guaranteed Rate Affinity, LLC, and Proper Rate, LLC. Headquartered in Chicago, Guaranteed Rate Companies combined funded over $73 billion in 2020 and have more than 10,000 employees in over 850 offices across the United States. Founded in 2000 and located in all 50 states and Washington, D.C., Guaranteed Rate 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. In 2017, the company launched 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, Inc. and @properties, one of the nation's largest residential brokerage firms. Collectively, the Guaranteed Rate Companies have earned numerous honors and awards including: Forbes Advisor’s Top 10 Mortgage Lenders for 2021; Best Mortgage Lender for Online Loans and Best Mortgage Lender for Refinancing by NerdWallet for 2021; 2018 Top Lender for Online Service by U.S. News & World Report; HousingWire’s 2020 Tech100 award for the company’s industry-leading FlashCloseSM technology; No. 3 ranking in Scotsman Guide's 2021 list of Top Retail Mortgage Lenders; Chicago Agent Magazine’s Lender of the Year for five consecutive years; and Chicago Tribune's Top Workplaces list for seven consecutive years. Visit rate.com for more information.
About The International Waterski & Wakeboard Federation (IWWF)
The International Waterski & Wakeboard Federation (IWWF) is the world governing body for towed water sports and has over 90 affiliated Federations worldwide. It was founded in 1946 in Geneva, Switzerland. It is recognized by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) as the sole authority for towed watersports. The IWWF is an affiliate member of the Association of IOC Recognized International Sports Federation (ARISF) and the Global Association of International Sports Federations (GAISF). The IWWF’s sports disciplines include, amongst others, water skiing (slalom, tricks and jump), wakeboard, cable wakeboard, cable water skiing, disabled water skiing, kneeboarding, show skiing, water ski racing, barefoot water skiing and wakesurfing.