MAHWAH, N.J., Feb. 21, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Stryker Orthopaedics is pleased to announce its second PGA TOUR stop of 2017 with a first-ever appearance at The Honda Classic in Palm Beach Gardens, FL. Throughout the tournament, Stryker will further its commitment to joint health and to the nation's military through a series of engaging activities for fans and tournament goers. On Thursday, Stryker will host a special K9s For Warriors ceremony, presenting one military hero with a service dog – Stryker's first official canine sponsorship donation of the year.
As an extension of a successful relationship that began last year, in 2017 Stryker will continue to give a new leash on life to military heroes by sponsoring service canines and empowering veterans to return to civilian life with dignity and independence. Tournament goers can also show their support to veterans by purchasing the same hat that PGA TOUR professionals and longtime brand ambassadors, Fred Funk and Hal Sutton wear on TOUR at the newly renovated Mobility Zone – Stryker's premiere "joint health" destination. With each hat purchase, Stryker will make a donation to the K9s For Warriors organization.
"This donation is just one of many ways in which we are honored to show our appreciation towards our nation's veterans," said Bill Huffnagle, President, Stryker's Joint Replacement Division. "Stryker is proud to support our military and continue our mission to educate people about joint health and mobility in local communities across the nation."
In addition to offering hats for sale to benefit K9s For Warriors, fans visiting The Mobility Zone will be able to learn about hip and knee pain and treatment options, as well as participate in fun, health inspired activities. Inside The Mobility Zone, fans can participate in the 2017 Stryker Challenge – a hands-on experience featuring Art H. Ritis, a life-size model that aims to provide tournament goers a basic understanding of joint replacement surgery and Stryker's products. In addition, fans who stop by The Mobility Zone will be able to enter for a chance to win a trip for two to Atlanta, GA for the TOUR Championship® and walk inside the ropes as an honorary observer – a true VIP experience.1,2
Finally, to further demonstrate its commitment to motivating fans to stay active, Stryker will host the Health Walk at The Honda Classic. The Health Walk highlights joint health facts and tips along the course to educate fans as they follow their favorite golfers.
For a full list of tournaments stops, 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 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 12:01 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 227 countries and territories in 30 languages. Virtually all tournaments are organized as non-profit organizations in order to maximize charitable giving. In 2016, tournaments across all Tours generated a record of more than $166 million for local and national charitable organizations, bringing the all-time total to $2.46 billion.
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