MAHWAH, N.J., Jan. 24, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Stryker Orthopaedics kicks off its fourth consecutive year as the "Official Joint Replacement Products of the PGA TOUR® and PGA TOUR Champions" this week with an appearance at the Farmers Insurance Open in La Jolla, Calif., starting Thursday and marking the first time the company has activated in the Southern California market. Throughout the season, Stryker will continue to advance its mission to educate golf fans about the importance of joint health with a newly designed Mobility Zone, featuring an enhanced Stryker Challenge.
As the premiere feature of the Mobility Zone, the new Stryker Challenge will invite visitors to take a shot at surgery with a hands-on experience introducing Art H. Ritis, a life-size model that aims to provide tournament goers a basic understanding of joint replacement surgery and Stryker's products. The revamped Mobility Zone allows visitors to speak with local surgeons to further understand potential treatment options for joint pain. In addition, fans will have the opportunity to enter for the chance to win a trip for two to the TOUR Championship and walk inside the ropes as an Honorary Observer.1,2
"We are excited to kick off another season and to present our new Mobility Zone and the 2017 Stryker Challenge," said Bill Huffnagle, President, Stryker's Joint Replacement Division. "These efforts we make here on the golf course with fans further proves that Stryker is dedicated to educating consumers across the nation about making important strides to better healthcare decisions."
As a continuation of a successful relationship that began in 2015, Stryker will extend its collaboration with 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. Last year, the company donated five service dogs over the course of the year to veterans suffering from PTSD. In 2017 alongside K9s for Warriors, Stryker will give a new leash on life to military heroes by sponsoring service canines and empowering warriors to return to civilian life with dignity and independence. Fans at tournaments can also stop by the Mobility Zone to support the cause by purchasing the same hat that PGA TOUR professional and longtime brand ambassador, Fred Funk wears on TOUR. With each purchase, Stryker will make a donation to the K9s For Warriors organization.
To further encourage and motivate tournament goers to stay active on the course, Stryker will host the Health Walk at the Farmers Insurance Open. The Health Walk is an additional ongoing initiative the company offers at select TOUR events, providing insightful health tips and facts along the course for fans to follow as they watch rounds of golf.
For 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 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 12:01 am ET on 1/11/17 and ends at 11:59 pm ET on 8/27/17. 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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