Press Release (ePRNews.com) - Atlanta, GA - Nov 29, 2017 - OrthoAtlanta is proud to serve as the official orthopedic and sports medicine provider to the 2017 Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl to be held on Monday, January 1, 2018, in the new Mercedes-Benz Stadium. This year, the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl will play its historic 50th anniversary Bowl game on New Year’s Day.
OrthoAtlanta will provide 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 last year was recognized by Peach Bowl, Inc., as its longest-running sponsor partner. OrthoAtlanta orthopedic surgeon, Todd Schmidt, MD, serves as medical director to this year’s Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl, and Michael Behr, MD, OrthoAtlanta, serves as co-medical director. They are joined by additional OrthoAtlanta sports medicine physicians from multiple orthopedic specialties, plus athletic trainers and administrative staff dedicated to serving the game.
Dr. Schmidt is particularly excited about this year’s Golden Anniversary season, as decades of college football history, traditions and successes are shared by the ninth-oldest college bowl game. As stated by Dr. Schmidt, “OrthoAtlanta physicians are proud to serve the 2017 Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl in its 50th anniversary season. As the official orthopedic and sports medicine provider to the game, OrthoAtlanta physicians serve as the key medical point of contact for the visiting teams while they are in town. We provide 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, allowing them to socialize in a casual setting, a service no other bowl game provides.
OrthoAtlanta physicians are proud to serve the 50th Anniversary Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl by providing on-site orthopedic medical services to the team players, their coaches, staff and officials.
Todd A. Schmidt, MD, OrthoAtlanta orthopedic surgeon and medical director for the 2017 Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl
The OrthoAtlanta medical staff and management personnel work together with Peach Bowl, Inc., management to insure the medical needs of the teams, coaches and staff are served. As shared by Gary Stokan, Peach Bowl, Inc. CEO and president, “Celebration of our 50th Anniversary allows us to reflect on the past 50 years and look ahead to the future. We value our partnership with OrthoAtlanta, whose physicians and medical staff work seamlessly with the Peach Bowl, Inc., staff, the teams, and officials, delivering top level medical service to the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl for more than two decades.”
OrthoAtlanta and college football are two proud Atlanta traditions. To share the excitement of the first Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl to be played in Atlanta’s new world-class sports and entertainment facility, the Mercedes-Benz Stadium, OrthoAtlanta is sponsoring the OrthoAtlanta Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl Ticket Giveaway. This online sweepstakes runs from November 29 to December 20, 2017. Participants have a chance to win one of three prizes including a pair of tickets to the 2017 Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl! Secondary prizes from top Georgia attractions include two general admission tickets to the Georgia Aquarium or two tickets to the College Football Hall of Fame and Chick-fil-A Fan Experience. Entry information and details are available on the OrthoAtlanta website, www.orthoatlanta.com, and via the OrthoAtlanta Facebook page, http://www.facebook.com/OrthoAtlanta.
On New Year’s Day, OrthoAtlanta employees will participate in the game day 2017 Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl Parade presented by the game founding partner, Lions Clubs International. Throughout December and early January, Football Friday activities at OrthoAtlanta offices recognize OrthoAtlanta sponsorship and service to both the 2017 Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl (January 1) and 2018 College Football Playoff National Championship (January 8). Learn more at www.OrthoAtlanta.com.
ABOUT ORTHOATLANTA OrthoAtlanta is the second largest physician-owned orthopedic and sports medicine practice in the greater Atlanta, Georgia area. With 39 physicians serving in 13 offices, the practice provides the highest level of patient care for injury or deformity of muscles, joints, bones and spine. OrthoAtlanta offers convenient accessibility to a full range of musculoskeletal surgeons, specialists and patient services including on-site physical therapy, pain management care, seven MRI imaging centers and workers’ compensation coordination. Comprehensive operative and non-operative musculoskeletal care and expertise includes sport medicine, arthroscopic surgery, hip replacement, knee replacement, neck and spine surgery, elbow and shoulder surgery, wrist and hand surgery, ankle and foot surgery, physical medicine and rehabilitation, arthritis treatment, general orthopedics, work related injuries and acute orthopedic urgent care. OrthoAtlanta Surgery Centers in Austell and Fayetteville provide cost-effective, same-day surgical procedures in an accredited outpatient center. The OrthoAtlanta ORTHOQuick in Fayetteville provides after-hours orthopedic urgent care. OrthoAtlanta has proudly served as official sports medicine provider to the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl for over 20 years and the Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game since its inception in 2008. This year, OrthoAtlanta also serves as the official orthopedic and sports medicine provider to the Atlanta Football Host Committee (AFHC) for the 2018 College Football Playoff National Championship on January 8. Media Contact: Pat Prosser, Public Relations Manager, OrthoAtlanta, 678-996-7254.
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. This season, the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl is celebrating its Golden Season, including its 50-year history, traditions and successes as the nation’s ninth-oldest bowl organization. The Bowl has earned a reputation as one of the most competitive bowls in the country, with 51 percent of its games being decided by a touchdown or less. Peach Bowl, Inc. has disbursed $160 million in team payouts over its 50-year history and has increased team payout every year since 1996. The Bowl also leads all other bowl game organizations in charitable and scholarship contributions, giving more than $21 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 and manages The Dodd Trophy national coach of the year award. For more information, visit Chick-fil-APeachBowl.com or follow us on Twitter at @CFAPeachBowl and find us on Facebook at Facebook.com/ChickfilAPeachBowl. Media Contacts: Matt Garvey, Vice President, 404-586-8496, firstname.lastname@example.org Dillon Faulkner, Manager, 404-586-8453, email@example.com Dan Pyser, Assistant, 404-586-1932, firstname.lastname@example.org
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