FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 18, 2023
Ortho Rhode Island to Serve as Rhode Island FC’s Exclusive Orthopedic Partner and Provide Services as Official Team Physicians
PAWTUCKET, RI — Rhode Island FC has signed Ortho Rhode Island as the club’s first “Anchor Partner”. As an Anchor Partner, Ortho Rhode Island will be Rhode Island FC’s exclusive orthopedic partner, providing the Club with the full-time services of a Head Athletic Trainer and a collection of official team physicians. As a part of this partnership, the front of Rhode Island FC’s training tops will prominently feature Ortho Rhode Island’s logo.
“The addition of Ortho Rhode Island to the Rhode Island FC family is a tremendous win for our organization. Ortho Rhode Island is highly respected throughout the state for the best-in-class experience they offer their patients,,” said Vicky Lynch, Rhode Island FC Chief Revenue Officer. “As an Anchor Partner, Ortho Rhode Island will be in a select group of Rhode Island FC partners with the highest value and visibility.”
“We are excited to partner with Rhode Island FC, and look forward to supporting the Club on and off the pitch. We are proud to provide Rhode Island FC with world-class orthopedics and sports medicine that brings long-lasting success, as part of our commitment to care for athletes and communities throughout Rhode Island,” said Michael Bradley, MD, MBA, MS, President & CEO of Ortho Rhode Island
Ortho Rhode Island medical staff will serve as the official team physicians for Rhode Island FC. The team physicians from Ortho Rhode Island will monitor players’ health status and provide care from the preseason through the postseason. The team physicians are all fellowship-trained sports medicine specialists. These professionals will offer field-side medical support to Rhode Island FC players and collaborate with a dedicated Ortho Rhode Island Athletic Trainer and Rhode Island FC staff to oversee players’ strength and rehabilitation programs.
About Rhode Island FC
Rhode Island FC, a club for all Rhode Island, is independently owned and operated and is the only homegrown men’s professional team in the state. It is led by co-founders Brett Johnson and former MLS and USMNT player Michael Parkhurst, a Rhode Island native. The club will begin play in March 2024 in its temporary venue, Beirne Stadium on the campus of Bryant University, while its permanent home stadium is completed for the 2025 season. The Stadium at Tidewater Landing in downtown Pawtucket will be a state-of-the-art stadium with a 10,000+ capacity. More information at www.rhodeislandfc.com.
About Ortho Rhode Island
Ortho Rhode Island is an independent orthopedic practice with offices serving communities throughout Rhode Island. Their world-class surgeons and specialists provide an unconditional commitment to patient satisfaction, evidence-based quality, cost-effective services, education, and innovative technology to support patients’ needs. More information at www.orthopedicsri.com.