MAHWAH, N.J., June 6, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, Stryker Orthopaedics, announced it will be taking its presence in Philadelphia at the Constellation SENIOR PLAYERS one step further by spreading the message of joint health to consumers off the golf course. On Tuesday, June 7th, Stryker will engage with a variety of fans, through its event at Philly Mini Golf, located directly within Franklin Square Park.
From 10:00am to 4:00pm, Stryker, the Official Joint Replacement Products of the PGA TOUR and PGA TOUR Champions, will offer complimentary rounds of miniature golf as part of the company's dedication to raise awareness about the importance of keeping joints healthy in a fun and interactive way. Those stopping by Philly Mini Golf will find interesting tips throughout the course about the benefits of leading an active lifestyle. Stryker will also be offering consumers the chance to win a pair of tickets to the tournament.1
As an added element to the overall experience, PGA TOUR Champions golfer and longtime Stryker brand ambassador, Fred Funk will be present to engage with fans in the local community, provide helpful tips to improve putting skills and share his story of undergoing total knee replacement surgery in 2009.
"Stryker's event at Philly Mini Golf gives the community another opportunity to come down and learn about ways to keep joints healthy through a fun activity," said professional golfer and Stryker GetAroundKnee® recipient, Fred Funk. "I'm looking forward to spending time with the local community and sharing my story so folks know they really don't have to live with joint pain – they can do something about it."
As part of its relationship with the PGA TOUR, Stryker will bring the Stryker Mobility Zone back to the Constellation SENIOR PLAYERS – one of five major championships – beginning on Thursday. As Stryker's premiere on-site destination, the Stryker Mobility Zone will feature the Stryker Challenge - a series of golf-inspired activities designed to address questions specifically related to joint health, mobility and golf. Fans who complete the Stryker Challenge have the opportunity to enter for the chance to win a trip for two to TPC® Sawgrass to play alongside former PLAYERS Championship winners and longtime Stryker ambassadors, Fred Funk and Hal Sutton.1, 2
Funk, a Stryker brand ambassador since 2011, is one of the most recognizable names and personalities in professional golf. During his career, which spans more than 20 years, Funk has won eight titles on the PGATOUR, including THE PLAYERS Championship 2005, and six titles on the Champions Tour, including the 2009 U.S. Senior Open. Funk underwent total knee replacement in November 2009 and received Stryker's GetAroundKnee. He won the 2010 JELD-WEN Tradition the following season, becoming the first player ever to win a PGA TOUR-sanctioned event after total knee replacement surgery.
For a full list of tournaments stops, additional information on the Stryker Challenge as well as K9s For Warriors involvement, please visit: www.StrykerChallenge.com.
- Healthcare Professionals (HCPs) are not eligible to enter the Stryker Challenge Sweepstakes or participate in the any of these promotions. HCPs are defined as those individuals or entities involved in the provision of health care services and/or items to patients, which purchase, lease, recommend, use, arrange for the purchase or lease of, or prescribe Stryker's products.
- No purchase necessary to enter or win Sweepstakes. Void where prohibited by law. For official rules visit StrykerChallenge.com. Open to legal residents of the US & US Territories, 21+ as of date of entry. Sweepstakes begins at 12 am ET on 3/21/16 and ends at 11:59 pm ET on 11/13/16. Sponsored by Stryker.
Stryker is one of the world's leading medical technology companies and, together with our customers, we are driven to make healthcare better. The Company offers a diverse array of innovative products and services in Orthopaedics, Medical and Surgical, and Neurotechnology and Spine that help improve patient and hospital outcomes. Stryker is active in over 100 countries around the world.
About PGA TOUR
The PGA TOUR is the world's premier membership organization for touring professional golfers, co-sanctioning more than 130 tournaments on the PGA TOUR, PGA TOUR Champions, Web.com Tour, PGA TOUR Latinoamérica, Mackenzie Tour-PGA TOUR Canada and PGA TOUR China.
The PGA TOUR's mission is to entertain and inspire its fans, deliver substantial value to its partners, create outlets for volunteers to give back, generate significant charitable and economic impact in the communities in which it plays, and provide financial opportunities for TOUR players.
Worldwide, PGA TOUR tournaments are broadcast to more than 1 billion households in 226 countries and territories in 32 languages. Virtually all tournaments are organized as non-profit organizations in order to maximize charitable giving. In 2015, tournaments across all Tours generated a record $160 million for local and national charitable organizations, bringing the all-time total to $2.3 billion.
The PGA TOUR's web site is PGATOUR.COM, the No. 1 site in golf, and the organization is headquartered in Ponte Vedra Beach, FL.
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