02/14/2011 10:25 AM -

JACKSONVILLE, Fla - The Jacksonville Sharks and 121 Financial Federal Credit Union announce the signing of a multiyear partnership as an official sponsor of the Jacksonville Sharks. The terms of the agreement remain undisclosed per team policy.

After a successful inaugural season in 2010, the Jacksonville business community continues to back the franchise. “The Sharks had fantastic support from the business community in 2010,” stated Managing Partner Jeff Bouchy. “Many of our partners took a chance on us and it paid dividends for them. This year, with a season under our belt, we have experienced a tremendous amount of additional support.”

121 Financial is one of the many new partnerships the Sharks have forged for the future of the franchise. “The Sharks are thrilled to have partnered with 121 for the next three years,” added Bouchy. “We are very excited to foster a relationship with an institution that has been a fixture in our community for such a long time.”

“121 Financial Credit Union enjoys partnering with those who are community-minded and the Jacksonville Sharks fit the bill,” commented William Braddock, President/CEO of 121 Financial. “The Sharks have created an exciting football atmosphere at a reasonable cost which the whole family can enjoy - even when on a budget.”

ABOUT 121 FINANCIAL: 121 Financial membership and services are available to individuals who work, live or attend school in the extended 11-county greater Jacksonville area. There are many convenient 121 locations throughout Northeast Florida. Established in 1935, 121 Financial Credit Union provides financial services to over 44,000 members.

ABOUT THE SHARKS: The Jacksonville Sharks are members of the Arena Football League (AFL). The reigning South Division Champions are presented by Sea Best Seafood and play all home games on Sea Best Field at the Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena. The Sharks return to action Saturday, March 12, 2011 in Arizona to battle the Rattlers. The Sharks return home Friday, March 18, 2011 to take on division foe Georgia Force. Season tickets for the 2011 season are now available. To reserve your season tickets, group tickets, or for more information please call (904) 621-0700.