OrthoAtlanta an Official Partner of the 2019 College Football Playoff Semifinal at the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl
Atlanta, GA, December 23, 2019 (Newswire.com) -
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 Dr. Todd A. Schmidt, 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's Todd A. Schmidt, MD, serves as medical director to this year’s Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl, and OrthoAtlanta, Medical Director, Michael J. Behr, MD, serves as co-medical director. They are joined by additional OrthoAtlanta sports medicine physicians from multiple orthopedic specialties including Richard B. Johnston, MD, Donald E. Fowler, III, MD, and Jeffrey P. Smith, MD, plus athletic trainers and administrative staff dedicated to serving the game.
“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.
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