ATLANTA, Aug. 18, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- OrthoAtlanta is proud to serve as the official orthopaedic and sports medicine provider to the 2016 Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game, a role it has held since the inaugural 2008 game. Matching two top football teams in a neutral-site, 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 66,869 and has been watched on television by 43.9 million viewers. This year's game, scheduled for Saturday, September 3, at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta, pairs the No. 16 ranked Georgia Bulldogs against the No. 20 University of North Carolina Tar Heels, in a sold-out game.
"OrthoAtlanta physicians and medical staff will be at the game, providing on-site orthopaedic medical services throughout the game day to the players of both teams, their coaches, staff and officials," cites Todd A. Schmidt, M.D., OrthoAtlanta orthopaedic surgeon and medical director for the 2016 Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game. The OrthoAtlanta medical staff and management personnel work together with Peach Bowl, Inc., management to insure the medical needs of both teams, coaches and staff are served.
As shared by Gary Stokan, Peach Bowl, Inc. president and CEO, "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."
To share the excitement of the Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game with their patients and the greater Atlanta communities they serve, OrthoAtlanta is holding an online ticket giveaway through August 28, 2016, the Fall Football Fever Ticket Giveaway. Grand prize includes two (2) tickets to the sold-out 2016 Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game. First prize includes two (2) passes to the College Football Hall of Fame and Chick-fil-A Fan Experience in Atlanta, Georgia. Entry information and details are available on the OrthoAtlanta web site, www.OrthoAtlanta.com, and via the OrthoAtlanta Facebook page, www.facebook.com/OrthoAtlanta.
On game day, you will find OrthoAtlanta at the Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game FANZONE presented by Coca-Cola pre-game event.
OrthoAtlanta is one of the largest orthopaedic and sports medicine practices in the greater Atlanta, Georgia area, with 37 physicians and 12 physician offices spanning the greater Atlanta metropolitan area. OrthoAtlanta offers easy accessibility to patient services including on-site physical therapy, pain management, five imaging centers and two AAAHC surgical centers. Comprehensive operative and non-operative musculoskeletal care and expertise includes sports medicine, arthroscopic surgery, hip replacement, knee replacement, neck and spine surgery, hand, wrist and elbow surgery, shoulder surgery, foot and ankle surgery, pain management, general orthopedics, fracture care, work related injuries and acute orthopedic urgent care. OrthoAtlanta has proudly served as official sports medicine provider to the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl for over 20 years and the Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game since its inception in 2008. For more information, visit www.OrthoAtlanta.com.
For additional information about OrthoAtlanta, please contact Pat Prosser, Public Relations Manager, at OrthoAtlanta, 678-996-7254.
ABOUT THE CHICK-FIL-A KICKOFF GAME
Created in 2008 by Peach Bowl, Inc., the Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game is a bowl-style, neutral-site game featuring two elite football programs and has been nationally televised on the first Saturday of the college football season since its inception. The game has hosted teams with national rankings of No. 1, No. 2, 5 (twice), 6, 7, 9, 14, 16, 18 (twice), 19, 24 (twice) and 25 (twice). The Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game boasts an average attendance of 66,869, has been watched on television by 43.9 million viewers, and has distributed $44.7 million in total team payouts. For more information, visit CHICK-FIL-AKICKOFFGAME.COM.
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