ATLANTA, Sept. 13, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- OrthoAtlanta has been named the official orthopedic and sports medicine provider to the Atlanta Football Host Committee (AFHC) for the 2018 College Football Playoff (CFP) National Championship to be played on Monday, Jan. 8, 2018, at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, Georgia. OrthoAtlanta is proud to be a part of the AFHC "I'm In" campaign, participating in many activities leading up to, and including the national championship game.
"As the official orthopedic and sports medicine provider of the Atlanta Football Host Committee, OrthoAtlanta physicians and medical staff will be present at the 2018 CFP National Championship providing one-stop medical services throughout the game to the players, coaches, staff and officials," said Todd A. Schmidt, MD, OrthoAtlanta orthopedic surgeon and medical director for the Atlanta Football Host Committee. Dr. Schmidt is joined by OrthoAtlanta physicians from multiple orthopedic specialties, plus athletic trainers and administrative staff, who together will be providing 24/7 medical support services during game week, and on game day.
In the months leading up to the game, OrthoAtlanta medical staff and management personnel have been working together with AFHC management ensuring that once the teams are known, the medical needs of the teams, their coaches and staff are served. As shared by Carl Adkins, executive director of the Atlanta Football Host Committee regarding the selection of OrthoAtlanta as the medical partner of the AFHC, "OrthoAtlanta is regarded as the premier orthopedic and sports medicine physician practice in Atlanta to service the medical needs of national and international athletic events. The proven expertise and credentials of OrthoAtlanta align perfectly with the AFHC mission to provide a one-of-a kind championship experience in Atlanta during the national championship game."
OrthoAtlanta and college football are two proud Atlanta traditions. As such, OrthoAtlanta physicians and staff are participating in the AFHC "I'm In" campaign. As a kickoff to the college football season, OrthoAtlanta was a supporting sponsor of the Atlanta's "All In" Championship Luncheon on Sept. 1, 2017. Hosted by the Atlanta Football Host Committee, and held at the College Football Hall of Fame and Chick-fil-A Fan Experience, the luncheon celebrated the start of the 2017 college football season, offering attendees insight into the upcoming season by members of ESPN College GameDay, ABC Saturday Night Football, and many others.
OrthoAtlanta is taking part in the celebrated AFHC "I'm In" billboard and social media campaign running through game week. Outdoor boards displaying the OrthoAtlanta logo will be visible across the Atlanta metropolitan area with the "We're In" message. To share the excitement of the first national championship playoff game to be played in the new Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, OrthoAtlanta will be posting news and behind-the-scenes insights to the OrthoAtlanta web site, OrthoAtlanta.com, and via the OrthoAtlanta Facebook page, www.facebook.com/OrthoAtlanta.
OrthoAtlanta is the second largest physician-owned orthopedic and sports medicine practice in the greater Atlanta, Georgia area. With 39 physicians serving in 13 offices, the practice provides the highest level of patient care for injury or deformity of muscles, joints, bones, and spine. OrthoAtlanta offers convenient accessibility to a full range of musculoskeletal surgeons, specialists and patient services including on-site physical therapy, pain management care, seven MRI imaging centers and workers' compensation coordination. Comprehensive operative and non-operative musculoskeletal care and expertise includes sport medicine, arthroscopic surgery, hip replacement, knee replacement, neck and spine surgery, elbow and shoulder surgery, wrist and hand surgery, ankle and foot surgery, physical medicine and rehabilitation, arthritis treatment, general orthopedics, work related injuries and acute orthopedic urgent care. OrthoAtlanta Surgery Centers in Austell and Fayetteville provide cost-effective, same-day surgical procedures in an accredited outpatient center. OrthoAtlanta ORTHOQuick locations in Fayetteville and Piedmont West provide emergency, after-hours orthopedic care. OrthoAtlanta is the official orthopedic and sports medicine provider to the Atlanta Football Host Committee, Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game, Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl, BB&T Atlanta Open tennis, Atlanta Gladiators hockey, Clayton State University Athletics, and many local high school teams.
For more information, visit www.OrthoAtlanta.com, or, contact Pat Prosser, OrthoAtlanta Public Relations Manager, 678-996-7254.
About the Atlanta Football Host Committee
Formed in 2016 under the Championship Hosting Division of the Atlanta Sports Council, the Atlanta Football Host Committee (AFHC) serves as an extension of the College Football Playoff Group in the local community. The organization is responsible for assisting with the planning and production of the 2018 College Football Playoff National Championship and accompanying fan events. The AFHC is comprised of local leaders in business, sports and tourism and their mission is to host a one-of-a-kind championship experience for student-athletes, university representatives, media and college football fans. For more information visit www.ATLChampGame.com.
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