ATLANTA, Nov. 16, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- OrthoAtlanta is proud to serve as the official orthopedic and sports medicine provider to the 2016 Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl to be held on Saturday, December 31, 2016, in the Georgia Dome. This year, the road to the National Championship comes through Atlanta when the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl hosts its first College Football Playoff Semifinal game. The sold-out Playoff Semifinal will pair either the #1 vs. #4 or #2 vs. #3 teams in the country. The Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl is the ninth-oldest college football bowl game in the country and is one of the elite New Year's Six bowls selected to host the College Football Playoff.
OrthoAtlanta will provide on-site orthopaedic medical services on game day and throughout bowl week to the players of both teams, their coaches, staff and officials. OrthoAtlanta has served as the official sports medicine provider to the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl for more than 20 years, and was recently recognized by Peach Bowl, Inc., as its longest-running sponsor partner. OrthoAtlanta orthopedic surgeon, Todd Schmidt, MD, serves as medical director to this year's Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl, and Michael Behr, MD, OrthoAtlanta, serves as co-medical director.
As explained by Dr. Schmidt, "As the official sports medicine provider to the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl, OrthoAtlanta physicians serve as the key medical point of contact for the visiting teams while they are in town. We provide 24/7 availability from the time the teams arrive in Atlanta, staying with the teams, traveling to all practices, and working in the training rooms with the team medical staff." In conjunction with the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl, OrthoAtlanta also hosts a medical team dinner for both teams, allowing them to socialize in a casual setting, a service no other bowl game provides.
To share the excitement of the game with its patients and the greater Atlanta community, OrthoAtlanta is sponsoring the OrthoAtlanta Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl Ticket Giveaway, an online sweepstakes running from November 7 to December 18, 2016. Participants have a chance to win one of three prizes including two (2) tickets to the 2016 Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl! Secondary prizes from noted Georgia attractions include two general admission tickets to Georgia Aquarium or two tickets to the College Football Hall of Fame and Chick-fil-A Fan Experience. Entry information and details are available at www.orthoatlanta.com and www.facebook.com/OrthoAtlanta.
OrthoAtlanta employees will participate in the 2016 Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl Parade presented by Lions Clubs International on December 31. Football Friday activities in the OrthoAtlanta offices during the month of December lead up to the game.
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, six 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, physical medicine and rehabilitation, 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 PEACH BOWL, INC.
Peach Bowl, Inc. operates the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl, the ninth-oldest bowl game in the country and one of New Year's Six Bowls selected to host the College Football Playoff. In 2014 and 2015, the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl hosted top nationally ranked teams as assigned by the College Football Playoff Selection Committee. In 2016, the Bowl will host its first College Football Playoff Semifinal (#1 vs. #4 or #2 vs. #3). The Bowl has earned a reputation as one of the most competitive bowls in the country, with 54 percent (26 of 48) of its games being decided by a touchdown or less. Peach Bowl, Inc. has disbursed $150 million in team payouts over its 48-year history and has increased team payout every year since 1996. The Bowl also leads all other bowl game organizations in charitable and scholarship contributions, giving more than $19.8 million to organizations in need since 2002. Peach Bowl, Inc. also owns and manages the Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game, the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl Challenge charity golf tournament and is the presenting sponsor and manager of The Dodd Trophy national coach of the year award.
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