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OrthoAtlanta is Official Sports Medicine Provider of 2017 Chick-fil-A Kickoff Games on September 2 & 4

08.11.2017

Atlanta, GA, August 10, 2017 (Newswire.com) - OrthoAtlanta is proud to serve as the official orthopedic and sports medicine provider to the 2017 Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game, a role it has held since the inaugural 2008 game. Matching top college football teams in a neutral-site setting, the Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game is the nation’s longest running kickoff game and has been nationally televised on the opening weekend of the college football season since its inception. The Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game boasts an average attendance of 67,645 and has been watched on television by 47.4 million viewers. This year, the sold-out games will be the first college football games played in the new, state-of-the-art Mercedes-Benz Stadium. The Saturday, September 2 game pairs the Florida State Seminoles against the Alabama Crimson Tide. The Monday, September 4, Labor Day game matches the University of Tennessee Volunteers against the Georgia Yellow Jackets.

“As the official orthopedic and sports medicine provider of the Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game, OrthoAtlanta physicians and medical staff will be present at both games, providing on-site orthopedic medical services throughout the games to the players of the teams, their coaches, staff and officials,” cites Todd A. Schmidt, MD, OrthoAtlanta orthopedic surgeon and medical director for the 2017 Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game. Dr. Schmidt is joined by OrthoAtlanta Medical Director, Michael J. Behr, MD, who serves as co-medical director to the games, and by additional OrthoAtlanta orthopedic surgeons from multiple orthopedic specialties, plus athletic trainers and administrative staff.

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, “We value our partnership with OrthoAtlanta, whose physicians and medical staff work seamlessly with the Peach Bowl, Inc., staff, the teams, and officials, to deliver top level medical service to the Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game each year.”

OrthoAtlanta and the Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game are two proud Atlanta traditions. To share the excitement of the first college football games to be played in the new Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, OrthoAtlanta is holding its own Football Ticket Giveaway. The online sweepstakes runs from August 14 through 27, 2017, offering Georgia residents the chance to win two (2) tickets to the sold-out 2017 Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game on Labor Day, Monday, September 4, 2017. Entry information and details are available on the OrthoAtlanta web site, OrthoAtlanta.com, and via the OrthoAtlanta Facebook page, www.facebook.com/OrthoAtlanta. You will also find OrthoAtlanta greeting fans during the Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game FANZONE presented by Coca-Cola pre-game events.

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