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Jul252014

Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame Renews Partnership with the Insurance Office of America

SPRINGFIELD, MA – The Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame announced today that it has renewed its partnership with Insurance Office of America (IOA), which will once again be the Official Insurance Agency of the Basketball Hall of Fame. IOA will be a premium sponsor of all 2014 Enshrinement events alongside Mohegan Sun, Panini, MassMutual Financial Group, Haggar Clothing, Los Angeles Lakers, Miami Heat and the Miami Heat Charitable Fund. IOA will also be a presenting sponsor at the third annual Jerry Colangelo Basketball Hall of Fame Golf Classic in Phoenix, AZ on September 25 and 26 at the Wigwam Arizona.  

“I am delighted to announce the renewal of our partnership with IOA,” said John L. Doleva, President and CEO of the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame. “They have been an awesome resource for us and we greatly appreciate their continued support for this year’s Enshrinement week and the Jerry Colangelo Golf Classic.”
 
This year’s Enshrinement will take place August 7-9 with events at the Mohegan Sun in Uncasville, CT and Springfield, MA. Over 50 Hall of Famers are once again expected to attend this year’s ceremony to honor the Class of 2014, which includes seven-time NBA All-Star Alonzo Mourning; 1994 NCAA National Championship coach Nolan Richardson; six-time NBA All-Star Mitch Richmond; 2002 NCAA National Championship coach Gary Williams; three-time AIAW National Championship winning Immaculata University team; winningest coach in ABA history Bob Leonard; early African American pioneer Nat Clifton; international basketball superstar Sarunas Marciulionis; Temple University legend Guy Rodgers and former NBA Commissioner of 30 years David Stern.
 
The Jerry Colangelo Basketball Hall of Fame Golf Classic at the Wigwam Arizona is a one-of-a-kind celebrity golf fundraiser for the Hall of Fame in honor of Hall of Fame Chairman and Class of 2004 member, Jerry Colangelo.
The Golf Classic takes place September 25-26 and features a number of hospitality events with more than 50 Hall of Famers and hoops legends including a Pairings Party, Casino Night with the tournament on the resort’s three 18-hole championship golf courses. Individual golfer and foursome packages are available.
 
“We at IOA look forward to continuing our relationship with Jerry Colangelo, John Doleva, the Hall Board and Staff for a third year of our partnership. To this year’s outstanding class we extend our congratulations on their life time of basketball achievements and wish the entire Class of 2014 the best of luck and continued success,” stated IOA Chairman and Founder John Ritenour.
 
For more information on Enshrinement of the Golf Classic, visit Hoophall.com.
 
About Insurance Office of America (IOA): IOA is the eight largest privately-held insurance agency in the United States with its headquarters in Longwood, Florida. With 30 offices coast-to-coast and over 800 employees, IOA is one of the fastest growing agencies in the country. IOA has become the agency of choice for the full complement of insurance needs by an ever increasing number of business and personal clients around the US. Within the realm of sports, IOA continues to experience significant growth in its client base of sports leagues, teams, facilities and athletic venues including members of the NFL, NHL, NASCAR, AAU, AFL and governing bodies like the American Hockey League and LPGA. To learn more about IOA please visit www.ioausa.com.
  
About the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame:
Located in Springfield, Massachusetts, the city where basketball was invented, the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame promotes and preserves the game of basketball at every level – professional, collegiate, men and women.
   
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… or call 1-877-4-HOOPLA