MADISON, N.J., Jan. 14, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Century 21 Real Estate LLC, the iconic brand and franchisor of the world's largest residential real estate sales organization, announced today that that it will for the second consecutive year be the official real estate company of USA Bobsled & Skeleton. The CENTURY 21 - USA Bobsled & Skeleton sponsorship includes a dedicated sled wrapped in black and gold featuring the CENTURY 21 logo. In addition, the company's logo will receive placement on all national team sleds and team jackets.
"We take tremendous pride in helping these athletes get what they need to compete on a global level, much like the tools and technologies we afford our broker franchise network to do the same as they transact more and more continent-to-continent, and country-to-country business," said Rick Davidson, president and chief executive officer of Century 21 Real Estate LLC. "Our SMARTER. BOLDER. FASTER.® affiliated sales professionals are excited to know that their industry success translates directly into helping fulfill the 'golden' dreams of Nick Cunningham and the rest of the USA Bobsled & Skeleton team."
Cunningham, a two-time Olympian and most recent winner of the national team trials, will be piloting the C21® brand's sled during the entire 2014-2015 World Cup season. The sled made its debut at the December 11, 2014 Lake Placid World Cup trials (see photos attached).
"The work and endurance of these athletes, and the dedication they bring to being the best they can be is motivational and unparalleled," added Davidson. "It also reflects well on the time, effort and commitment our Brand ambassadors deliver each and every day to real estate consumers around the world."
The Team USA Bobsled and Skeleton 2014-2015 World Cup tour includes stops in Igls, Austria; Calgary, Canada; La Plagne, France; Winterberg and Koenigssee, Germany; Lake Placid, N.Y.; St. Moritz, Switzerland, and Park City, Utah.
"Our partnership with CENTURY 21 during the 2014 Olympic season proved to be fantastic, and we are thrilled to be working with them again this season," said Darrin Steele, USA Bobsled & Skeleton CEO."
Century 21 Real Estate will be recognized as an "Official Sponsor" on the official website of USA Bobsled and Skeleton and in all team press releases and newsletters. Plus, an Easter Seals logo will appear on the C21® dedicated sled piloted by Cunningham in a sign of support of the real estate company's philanthropic partner.
"We're continually amazed by and grateful for the CENTURY 21 System's generous support of our organization," said Randy Rutta, president and CEO, Easter Seals. "Adding our logo to the Bobsled is yet another way CENTURY 21 shows that they are Easter Seals Champions."
About USA Bobsled & Skeleton: USA Bobsled & Skeleton (USABS), based in Lake Placid, N.Y., is the national governing body for the sports of bobsled and skeleton in the United States. USABS would like to thank its sponsors, suppliers and contributors for their support: BMW of North America, Century 21, Under Armour, Kampgrounds of America, Boomerang Carnets, Aspen Institute's Project Play, Park City Lodging, Inc., EDAS/Ripxx, UberSense, Tesa Tape and Ferris Mfg. Corp. For more information, please visit the USBSF website at www.usbsf.com.
About Century 21 Real Estate LLC Century 21 Real Estate LLC (CENTURY21.com) is the franchisor of the world's largest residential real estate franchise sales organization, comprised of approximately 6,800 independently owned and operated franchised broker offices in 78 countries and territories worldwide with more than 100,000 independent sales professionals. The CENTURY 21® System provides brand marks, marketing, communications and innovative technology solutions that help enable its franchisees and their independent agents to attract and engage prospects, nurture customers, and deliver a positive real estate transaction experience.
CENTURY 21 Real Estate was ranked highest in overall customer satisfaction by the J.D. Power 2014 Home Buyer/Seller Satisfaction StudySM. Specifically, CENTURY 21® Real Estate swept the awards by receiving the highest ranking among national real estate companies across all four customer satisfaction segments in the study, including: First-Time Home-Buyer Satisfaction, Repeat Home-Buyer Satisfaction, First-Time Home-Seller Satisfaction and Repeat Home-Seller Satisfaction.
The CENTURY 21® Brand, as identified by consumers from a list of real estate agencies in the Millward Brown 2014 Ad Tracking Study, is the most recognized brand name in real estate, and the industry leader in brand awareness – a position it has held since 1999.
The CENTURY 21 Real Estate national website -- Century21.com – is the number one "most visited" website, attracting more unique visitors than any other real estate franchise brand site since January, 2013, according to comScore, Inc., a global leader in digital measurement and analytics.
C21® System members are active members of the communities in which they live and work, having raised over $111 million in total contributions to Easter Seals since 1979.