Washington comes to terms on jersey patch deal with Geico
Early on Friday morning, members of Monumental Sports & Entertainment (MSE) and GEICO officially announced that they have reached a multi-year jersey patch deal with the Washington Wizards, Washington Mystics and Capital City Go-Go.
As with all other NBA jersey patches, Washington’s variant will be sewn onto the upper-left portion of the chest plate.
Monumental Sports & Entertainment Announces GEICO as First-Ever Jersey Patch Partner
— Washington Wizards (@WashWizards) November 2, 2018
“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.”
According to the team’s press release, the Wizards will debut their new jersey patch on Friday, November 2, when they’ll welcome the Oklahoma City Thunder to Capital One Arena. Fans in attendance for Sunday’s game against the New York Knicks (November 4) will receive a GEICO-sponsored Wizards jersey t-shirt.
Friday night’s Wizards-Thunder game is set to tip inside Capital One Arena at 8:00 p.m. EST with ESPN having live broadcast coverage.