NEW YORK – October 25, 2022 – NFP, a leading property and casualty broker and benefits consultant, today announced a multiyear partnership with the National Hockey League’s New York Islanders in the Corporate Property & Casualty/Personal Risk Insurance category. Sharing a strong commitment to the community and longstanding New York roots, NFP and the Islanders will work together to drive progress in the metropolitan area.
“Partnering with the New York Islanders, an organization with a storied history in the NHL and a fantastic legacy in New York, is exciting for our organization and advances our community engagement efforts,” said Eric Boester, NFP’s executive vice president and chief marketing officer. “Like NFP, the Islanders care so much about the New York community, and we appreciate being able to collaborate in ways that align our shared focus on helping people and expanding opportunities.”
The partnership launch coincides with the team’s 50th anniversary celebration to be held throughout the 2022-23 season at UBS Arena at Belmont Park. The $1.1 billion multi-purpose, state of the art venue is the permanent home of the Islanders and hosts more than 150 major events annually. The venue delivers an unmatched live entertainment experience, including clear sightlines and premier acoustics.
In addition to NFP branding in UBS Arena, NFP is the presenting sponsor of the “Teacher of the Month” award, which recognizes exceptional educators in the area. NFP will also seek to engage with the Islanders on other initiatives that bring people together and enhance lives.
“As we kick off our 50th Anniversary season, the New York Islanders are excited to be partnering with NFP as we elevate our collective impact in the New York area,” said Liz Wallace, vice president of Partnership Marketing for the Islanders. “We appreciate NFP’s focus on the well-being of its employees, clients and communities, and with aligned values, we are working to make a meaningful difference together.”
The Islanders are part of NFP’s diverse sponsorship portfolio, which also includes two Major League Soccer clubs, Austin FC and MLS Cup champion New York City FC, PGA Tour professionals Jim Furyk and Darren Clarke, Rugby Canada, and Palm Beach North Athletic Foundation. In addition, Islanders’ alumnus and hockey legend Pat LaFontaine serves as an ambassador for NFP’s Sports and Entertainment Group.