OrthoAtlanta an Official Partner of the 2019 Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game
Atlanta, GA, August 29, 2019 (Newswire.com) - As college football celebrates its 150th anniversary year, OrthoAtlanta is proud to serve as the official orthopedic and sports medicine provider to the 2019 Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game, a role it has held since the inaugural 2008 game. As the nation’s longest-running kickoff game, the annual Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game matches two top college football teams in a neutral-site game in Atlanta’s Mercedes-Benz Stadium to open the college football season. The nationally-televised Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game boasts an average in-stadium attendance of 68,973 – higher than the attendance of 36 bowl games last year – and an all-time total television viewership of 73.1 million. The Saturday, Aug. 31 game, scheduled for 3:30 p.m. ET on ABC-TV, pairs the Duke Blue Devils against the No. 2 Alabama Crimson Tide. Atlantic Coast Conference Duke will be making its first appearance at the Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game, while this year’s matchup will be Southeastern Conference Alabama’s sixth trip opening the season in Atlanta.
“As the official orthopedic and sports medicine provider of the Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game, OrthoAtlanta physicians and medical staff will be present at the game, providing on-site orthopedic medical services throughout the game to the players of both teams, their coaches, staff and officials,” said Todd A. Schmidt, MD, OrthoAtlanta orthopedic surgeon and medical director for the 2019 Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game. Sideline coverage is provided by OrthoAtlanta orthopedic surgeons from multiple orthopedic specialties, plus athletic trainers and administrative staff at the game. OrthoAtlanta physicians serving at this year’s game include Tuan L. Bui, M.D., Donald E. Fowler, III, M.D., Susan S. Jordan, M.D., Domenic Scalamogna, M.D., and Jeffrey P. Smith, M.D.
The OrthoAtlanta medical staff and management personnel work together with Peach Bowl, Inc., management to insure the medical needs of the teams, coaches and staff are served. Gary Stokan, Peach Bowl, Inc. CEO and president, said “OrthoAtlanta physicians and medical staff provide superb coordination with the Peach Bowl, Inc., staff, the teams, and officials, delivering expert medical service to the Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game each year.”
OrthoAtlanta staff will greet fans at the Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game Tailgate Town Built by The Home Depot on Saturday, Aug. 31, from 10 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. They’ll share behind the scenes information in the lead up to the game on their social media sites, including Facebook.com/OrthoAtlanta.
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