Elephant increases support for Richmond collegiate athletics

Elephant increases support for Richmond collegiate athletics

RICHMOND, Va., Dec. 8, 2015 — Elephant Auto Insurance is pleased to announce the sponsorship of two Richmond-based men’s basketball programs: University of Richmond and Virginia Commonwealth University.

The decision to partner with both of these local universities was an easy one for Elephant. Headquartered in Richmond, VA, Elephant is passionate about being involved in the local area, and is always looking for opportunities to help the community thrive and succeed. With roots originating back to their UK based parent company, the Admiral Group, Elephant continues to follow in their footsteps by supporting local sports teams.

“Both University of Richmond and VCU have done a great job building excitement in this city over the last few years with all of their successes on and off the court. As fellow Richmonders, we’re proud to support our hometown teams,” said Greg Minkler, Marketing Director of Elephant. “Here at Elephant we understand how important our role in the community is. By partnering with VCU and University of Richmond, it helps further demonstrate our commitment to the Richmond area.”

As part of their new partnership with University of Richmond, Elephant will be hosting seat upgrade opportunities at select UR Men’s basketball games this season. To find out more information about these opportunities, visit www.facebook.com/SpiderAthletics.

“Having a local company like Elephant partner with us for the 2015-16 men’s basketball season is very exciting for all of us here at University of Richmond. We believe in partnering with the local community, and Elephant is definitely a big part of that here in Richmond,” said David Walsh, Deputy Athletic Director.

For the second year in a row, Elephant will be sponsoring VCU’s online app, “VCU FanHouse,” and all replays during Ram home games. For more information on the VCU FanHouse app, visit www.fanhouse.vcuathletics.com. Additionally, Elephant will be giving away tickets to select games throughout the season. For details on how to win free VCU tickets from Elephant, visit www.elephant.com/VCU more information.

“We are excited to have Elephant partner with us again this season, as well as be the presenting sponsor of our online app, “VCU FanHouse.” As we enter another exciting men’s basketball season, it’s great to know that we have the continued support of another local business here in Richmond along the way,” said Glenn Hofmann Executive Associate Athletic Director for External Affairs.

Richmond’s large availability of a qualified and talented local workforce, as well as the growing trend of Virginia consumers going online for their auto insurance, has contributed to Elephant’s success both here in its hometown, as well as nationally. With a desire to make insurance easy and accessible for their customers, Elephant has challenged consumers to “See the Elephant Difference.”

Whether you’re a Rams fan or a Spiders fan, Elephant is encouraging the Richmond community to come out and support the local teams as they make runs for NCAA tournament appearances.