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Lou Fusz Athletic To Offer Naming Rights For Complex

ST. LOUIS, March 14, 2019 – Lou Fusz Athletic (LFA) will offer the naming rights to its complex, one of the most visited athletic facilities in the Midwest, the organization announced today.

Approximately 1.2 million people visit LFA’s facilities annually and this number is continually growing. LFA is home to hundreds of teams and thousands of camp participants, between the ages of five and 18, across multiple sports, with family members of all ages in attendance to watch. LFA also hosts numerous soccer and lacrosse tournaments throughout the year which bring nearly 100,000 families from the greater St. Louis area to its facilities.

The Lou Fusz Athletic Training Center at Rams Park, the former home of the St. Louis Rams, is a 300,000 square foot facility and acts as the hub for all LFA teams, tournaments, and camps. With its state-of-the-art indoor fields, outdoor fields, and amenities, such as strength/speed/agility training rooms, a weight room, a rehab and physical therapy room, and an auditorium for presentations, the LFA Training Center receives visitors year-round.

“As a club, this facility reminds us every day of the professional nature of our approach,” said Dan Gargan, Managing Director of LFA, and a 10-year MLS veteran. “It has been home to world class athletes who showed up every day to better their craft. We connect our core values to that approach and work every day to enhance the lives of the athletes and families we serve.”

“This facility offers one of the most attractive family environments in the country,” said Robert Zito, Managing Partner of IPZ, who will manage the marketing process. “There is a tremendous opportunity here for a local or national brand to build equity, as the continued growth of Lou Fusz Athletic and its exciting vision for the future of the club and facility will only add to its attractiveness.”

About Lou Fusz Athletic 

Lou Fusz Athletic (“LFA”) is a 501(c)3 youth sports club and the charitable arm of the Lou Fusz Automotive Network. LFA’s objective is to align you with unique touch-points of the club’s family of players and fans through various branding opportunities and events.

About IPZ

IPZ represents clients in sports, media, and entertainment, providing management, contract negotiations, consulting, public relations and marketing communications support. The company, an alliance with Zito Partners, is built on the integrity of its professionals, maintains a family focus, and provides whole life solutions for its clients. For more information, visit www.ipzusa.com.

DAN GARGAN SELECTS IPZ

Atlanta United Broadcaster Will Be Represented By Media + Entertainment Group

WARREN, NJ, March 22, 2018 – Dan Gargan, former professional soccer player and current Atlanta United FC broadcaster, has signed with IPZ, the company announced today.

Gargan, a Philadelphia native and graduate of Georgetown University, started his professional soccer career in Major League Soccer (MLS) after being drafted by the Colorado Rapids in 2005. During his 12-year MLS career, Gargan made over 200 appearances with Colorado, Toronto FC, Chicago Fire, San Jose Earthquakes and LA Galaxy, where he won the 2014 MLS Cup.

After retiring from professional soccer, Dan took a deeper interest in becoming a sports media personality. Gargan served as the broadcast analyst for the LA Galaxy in 2015 and 2016, before joining the Atlanta United broadcast team as a color analyst in 2017.

Gargan will continue as a member of Atlanta’s broadcast team for the 2018 season. All games are televised by FOX Sports South and FOX Sports Southeast.

“Growing up in Philadelphia, a connection and love of sports is not a choice, it’s a religion,” said Gargan. “Having traveled around the world and the U.S. playing the game I love has offered me an opportunity to see and engage with so many great sports towns and the fans that fuel them. Everyone at IPZ has been great already helping connect the dots and put me in positions to breathe in that atmosphere.”

“Dan is a natural as a broadcaster,” said Patricia Stark, managing director of IPZ’s Media + Entertainment Group. “With his deep knowledge of soccer and sports in general, Dan is engaging, funny, insightful and simultaneously possesses great energy and ease in front of the camera. Dan is such a likable commentator be it with a co-host, a panel or connecting directly with the viewer. I’m very excited to have Dan join the IPZ family and I see great things on the horizon for him in the broadcasting world.”

About IPZ: IPZ represents clients in sports, media, and entertainment, providing management, contract negotiations, consulting, public relations and marketing communications support. The company, an alliance with Zito Partners, is built on the integrity of its professionals, maintains a family focus, and provides whole life solutions for its clients. For more information, visit www.ipzusa.com.

About Zito Partners: Zito Partners builds, energizes and defends brands. A boutique firm representing a select group of clients from a range of industries, Zito Partners believes in a “ready, aim, fire” approach – understand the client…develop the appropriate strategy against the key target constituencies…and execute against the plan. And through its strategic alliance with Ketchum, Ketchum Zito Financial, Zito Partners is assisting additional clients with their financial communications needs. For more information, visit www.zitopartners.com.