MAHWAH, N.J., May 24, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Stryker Orthopaedics announced today plans to activate in Fort Worth, TX for the DEAN & DELUCA Invitational. For the second consecutive year appearing at the tournament, Stryker will continue to engage with fans through its onsite activation, The Mobility Zone – a destination designed to educate golf fans on the importance of joint health through various engaging activities. New for 2017, on Friday, Army Veteran Robert Baker, Stryker's Vice President of Operations, will present one well-deserving military hero with a service dog in a special K9s For Warriors ceremony – marking the company's third donation this year.
As an extension of a successful relationship that began last year, throughout the PGA TOUR® and PGA TOUR Champions 2017 season, 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 year marks the 71st anniversary of the tournament being held at Colonial Country Club – making it the longest running PGA TOUR event at the same venue. While on site, Stryker will showcase its commitment to educate Colonial's dedicated tournament goers about the importance of leading an active lifestyle and having healthy joints. Inside The Mobility Zone, fans can partake in the new Stryker Challenge – a hands-on experience featuring Art H. Ritis, a life-size model that aims to provide tournament goers with 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
"We are proud to continue to serve as a resource for fans onsite to learn about the importance of joint health, while also paying tribute to our brave service men and women," said Bill Huffnagle, President, Stryker's Joint Replacement Division. "Tournament goers can visit The Mobility Zone to support our military by purchasing a Stryker hat and learn more about joint health through fun activities and challenges."
In an effort to reach fans both on and off the golf course, the company recently embarked on a cross- country road trip with brand ambassadors, NFL Hall of Famer Jerome Bettis and PGA TOUR Champions player and GetAroundKnee® patient, Fred Funk. The two have teamed up alongside Stryker to create a video series, demonstrating various ways to stay healthy and keep your joints moving. Earlier this month, Bettis and Funk stopped by Forth Worth to film the second episode of the video series where they went to the local batting cages to hit a few balls, and made a pit stop at the nation's largest honky-tonk to learn how to line dance. To follow the "Road Trip to a Healthier Lifestyle" series and learn more about Stryker, visit 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.
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The PGA TOUR co-sanctions 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. Its members represent the world's best players, hailing from 24 countries (86 members are from outside the United States). Worldwide, PGA TOUR tournaments are broadcast to more than 1.1 billion households in 227 countries and territories in 23 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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