MAHWAH, N.J., June 28, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Stryker Orthopaedics, "Official Joint Replacement Products of the PGA TOUR and PGA TOUR Champions," is pleased to announce its first on-site presence at the 2016 World Golf Championships-Bridgestone Invitational in Akron, OH. To kick off tournament week, Pro Football Hall of Famer and most recent addition to Stryker's roster of athlete brand ambassadors, Jerome Bettis will participate in the Ambassador of Golf Am-Am tournament on behalf of the brand.
"I'm proud to team up with Stryker at this tournament and excited to share with fans how golf has been keeping me active," said Super Bowl Champion, Jerome Bettis. "I encourage fans attending the tournament to stop by our on-site activation, the Stryker Mobility Zone and take the Stryker Challenge to learn more about how important joint health is to a healthy lifestyle."
Beginning on Thursday, Bridgestone Invitational ticket holders will be able to stop by the Stryker Mobility Zone - the company's premiere on-site footprint – and learn about joint health while engaging in fun and interactive activities. As the main feature of the activation, fans can participate in the Stryker Challenge, especially designed for fans to partake in a series of golf-inspired activities related to joint health, mobility and golf. Stryker will also be giving fans the opportunity to enter for the chance to win a trip for two to TPC® Sawgrass to play alongside longtime Stryker ambassadors, Fred Funk and Hal Sutton. 1,2
To further showcase its commitment to mobility and an active lifestyle, the company will be hosting the Stryker Health Walk at the Bridgestone Invitational. The Health Walk highlights 7-10 health facts and tips along the course for fans to learn about joint health as they follow their favorite golfers.
In a collaboration announced earlier this year, Stryker has committed to donate 100% of the net proceeds from the sale of Stryker hats to K9s For Warriors, a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing service canines to military veterans suffering from Post-Traumatic Stress Disability, traumatic brain injury or other military trauma as a result of military service post 9/11. In perfect timing for the 4th of July holiday, all fans visiting the Stryker Mobility Zone will have the opportunity to purchase Stryker branded hats to support K9s For Warriors and our troops.
Although the former Pittsburgh Steeler and Hall of Fame running back does not have a joint replacement, Bettis is the newest voice of the Stryker brand, discussing joint health and his experience in dealing with joint pain after 13 seasons of playing professional football.
Jerome Bettis is one of the best running backs of all-time in the NFL. He was recently inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2015 and was the recipient of the Walter Payton Man of the Year Award in 2001 for his work with his charity "The Bus Stops Here Foundation." 2006 Super Bowl XL champion, Bettis is one of the National Football League's most popular retired players, the sixth best rusher of all-time and a six-time Pro Bowl selection. Currently Bettis serves as a Studio analyst for ESPN on Sports Center, Numbers Never Lie and NFL Live.
For more information about Stryker's relationship with the PGA TOUR, Jerome Bettis and K9s For Warriors please visit 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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