WAC Rugby 7s and Alliant Insurance partnership announced

The Washington Athletic Club rugby 7s enter partnership with Alliant Insurance Services Inc.

The Washington Athletic Club Rugby 7s program announces a multiyear financial and marketing partnership with Alliant Insurance Services Inc., a leading provider of risk management, employee benefits consulting, and insurance brokerage services to clients nationwide, beginning in the 2020 rugby club season.

The new partnership officially commenced on January 1 with the Alliant logo appearing on WAC Rugby shirts. The WAC Rugby 7s men’s team aims to defend its 2019 national club championship, and the WAC women’s team, which finished 2019 as Plate Champions, looks to continue its high level of performance on the pitch.

“This is a very exciting partnership for us,” says Steve DiPietro, Managing Director of Alliant Employee Benefits (Seattle). “Rugby is one of the fastest-growing sports in the United States, likewise, Alliant is one of the fastest-growing insurance companies in the country. You couple that with an iconic Seattle-based institution in the Washington Athletic Club, and this opportunity aligns perfectly with our corporate values and brand strategy.”

The feeling is mutual according to Wayne Milner, WAC Senior Vice President Athletics, Special Projects & Community Partners.

“We’ve enjoyed a tremendous amount of success since implementing a rugby program here at the WAC,” Wayne says. “However, it takes the hard work and dedication of our coaches and players, as well as having partners with great vision, such as Alliant, to continue to grow the game of rugby and help our WAC 7s become the absolute best. We can’t wait to get started.”

For more information about national club 7s, please visit usa.rugby/club/championships

About Alliant Insurance Services Inc.

Alliant is headquartered in Newport Beach, California, and provides property and casualty, workers’ compensation, employee benefits, underwriting, surety, and financial products and services to clients nationwide. More information is available on the company’s website at alliant.com. Alliant Employee Benefits (alliantbenefits.com) is one of four divisions within Alliant Insurance Services Inc. With more than 100 offices and 3,800 employees across the country, you get the national strength you need backed by the local expertise that matters.

About the Washington Athletic Club

A designated Seattle Historical Landmark located in the heart of downtown Seattle since 1930, the Washington Athletic Club is dedicated to continuously improving and enriching the lives of its members. As the nation’s premier city athletic club and hospitality organization, the WAC offers extensive state-of-the-art fitness facilities, along with lodging, dining, banquet, day spa and wellness services. The Washington Athletic Club is located at 1325 Sixth Avenue (at Union Street), Seattle, WA 98101. For more information, please visit wac.net or call 206.464.3076.

—Posted January 14, 2020

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