Press Release (ePRNews.com) - ATLANTA - Dec 23, 2019 - As college football celebrates its 150th anniversary year, OrthoAtlanta is proud to serve as the official orthopedic and sports medicine provider to the 2019 College Football Playoff Semifinal at the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl on Saturday, Dec. 28, at 4 p.m. ET, in Mercedes-Benz Stadium between the No. 4 Oklahoma Sooners and the No. 1 LSU Tigers. Since its inaugural game in 1968, the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl has attracted more than 3.02 million fans to Atlanta.
OrthoAtlanta provides on-site orthopedic medical services on game day and throughout Bowl Week to the players of both teams, their coaches, staff and officials. OrthoAtlanta has served as the official sports medicine provider to the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl for more than 20 years, and is recognized by Peach Bowl, Inc., as its longest-running sponsor partner.
“OrthoAtlanta physicians serve as the key medical point of contact for the visiting teams while they are in town,” said Todd A. Schmidt, M.D., OrthoAtlanta orthopedic surgeon and Medical Director for the 2019 College Football Playoff Semifinal at the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl. “OrthoAtlanta provides 24/7 availability from the time the teams arrive in Atlanta, staying with the teams, traveling to all practices, and working in the training rooms with the team medical staff.” In conjunction with the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl, OrthoAtlanta also hosts a medical team dinner for both teams during Bowl Week, allowing them to socialize in a casual setting, a service no other bowl game provides.
“OrthoAtlanta physicians and medical staff work together with Peach Bowl, Inc., staff, the teams and officials, to deliver top medical service to the Bowl each year,” said Gary Stokan, Peach Bowl, Inc. CEO and president. “It’s a trusted partnership that extends throughout the year, including the many months of planning that lead up to the bowl game and throughout game day.”
OrthoAtlanta employees will participate in the 2019 Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl Parade presented by Lions Clubs International on game day. Learn more at OrthoAtlanta.com.
OrthoAtlanta is one of the largest physician-owned orthopedic and sports medicine practices in the greater Atlanta, Georgia area providing an integrated approach to delivering musculoskeletal care. With 39 physicians serving in 14 offices, the practice provides the highest level of patient care for injury or deformity of muscles, joints, bones and spine. Learn more: www.OrthoAtlanta.com.
Contact Pat Prosser, Public Relations Manager, OrthoAtlanta, 678-996-7254, pprosser@OrthoAtlanta.com.
ABOUT PEACH BOWL, INC.
Peach Bowl, Inc. operates the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl, one of the New Year’s Six Bowls selected to host the College Football Playoff. The Bowl has earned a reputation as one of the most competitive bowls in the country, with 53 percent of its games being decided by a touchdown or less. Peach Bowl, Inc. has disbursed $260.8 million in team payouts over its 52-year history. Peach Bowl, Inc. also leads all other bowl game organizations in charitable and scholarship contributions, having donated or committed $53.8 million to organizations in need since 2002. Peach Bowl, Inc. also runs the Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game, the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl Challenge charity golf tournament, manages The Dodd Trophy national coach of the year award and led the relocation and financial foundation of the College Football Hall of Fame to Atlanta. For more information, visit Chick-fil-APeachBowl.com or follow us on Twitter at @CFAPeachBowl and find us on Facebook at Facebook.com/CFAPeachBowl.
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