OrthoAtlanta Sponsors 2018 Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl on December 29, 2018
Atlanta, GA, December 18, 2018 (Newswire.com) –
OrthoAtlanta is proud to serve as the official orthopedic and sports medicine provider to the 2018 Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl scheduled for Saturday, Dec. 29, at noon ET, in Mercedes-Benz Stadium and nationally televised by ESPN. The top-10 showdown between the No. 10 University of Florida Gators vs. the No. 7 University of Michigan Wolverines will be the Bowl’s first Big Ten vs. SEC game in 28 years. Recognized as the ninth-oldest college bowl game, the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl is one of the New Year’s Six bowl games and will lead into the College Football Playoff Semifinals this year. Since its inaugural game in 1968, the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl has attracted more than 2.95 million fans to Atlanta, with an average of 71,321 fans attending the game since 2000.
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 orthopedic surgeon, 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.
Dr. Todd Schmidt describes OrthoAtlanta’s role, “As the official orthopedic and sports medicine provider to the 2018 Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl, 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.
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, “OrthoAtlanta physicians and medical staff work together with the Peach Bowl, Inc., staff, the teams and officials, delivering top medical service to the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl. 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 and college football are two proud Atlanta traditions. On game day, OrthoAtlanta employees will participate in the 2018 Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl Parade presented by the game founding partner, Lions Clubs International. Throughout December, Football Friday activities at OrthoAtlanta offices recognize the sponsorship and service to the 2018 Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl. Learn more at OrthoAtlanta.com and Facebook.com/OrthoAtlanta.
See the full news release for OrthoAtlanta an Official Partner of the 2018 Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl.
Learn more about the role of OrthoAtlanta and the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl.