OrthoAtlanta Sponsors 2017 Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl on January 1st Serving as Official Sports Medicine Provider

Staff Report From Metro Atlanta CEO

Thursday, November 30th, 2017

OrthoAtlanta is proud to serve as the official orthopedic and sports medicine provider to the 2017 Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl to be held on Monday, January 1, 2018, in the new Mercedes-Benz Stadium. This year, the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl will play its historic 50th anniversary Bowl game on New Year's Day.

OrthoAtlanta will provide on-site orthopedic 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 last year was 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. They are joined by additional OrthoAtlanta sports medicine physicians from multiple orthopedic specialties, plus athletic trainers and administrative staff dedicated to serving the game.

Dr. Schmidt is particularly excited about this year's Golden Anniversary season, as decades of college football history, traditions and successes are shared by the ninth-oldest college bowl game. As stated by Dr. Schmidt, "OrthoAtlanta physicians are proud to serve the 2017 Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl in its 50th anniversary season. As the official orthopedic and sports medicine provider to the game, 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.

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. As shared by Gary Stokan, Peach Bowl, Inc. CEO and president, "Celebration of our 50th Anniversary allows us to reflect on the past 50 years and look ahead to the future. We value our partnership with OrthoAtlanta, whose physicians and medical staff work seamlessly with the Peach Bowl, Inc., staff, the teams, and officials, delivering top level medical service to the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl for more than two decades."