The Sky Sox announced today that they have extended their partnership with Colorado Springs Orthopaedic Group as the organization's official team physicians entering the 2017 baseball season. The agreement ensures that Sky Sox and Milwaukee Brewers players will receive the most up-to-date training and medical services available.
"We're extremely excited to continue our partnership with Colorado Springs Orthopaedic Group," said Sky Sox President & General Manager Tony Ensor. "As one of the foremost orthopedic groups in Colorado, we know our players will have the best care possible while allowing them to reach their full potential on the field."
With players' health and well-being being of paramount importance, the partnership and communication between the Colorado Springs Sky Sox, Colorado Springs Orthopaedic Group and the Milwaukee Brewers will ensure the Sky Sox are at their best when they take the field. Another large piece of this official partnership includes one of Colorado Springs Orthopaedic Group's biggest current initiatives which is community involvement. Colorado Springs Orthopaedic Group has partnered throughout southern Colorado & through its Sky Sox partnership, this community involvement is fully represented through two major programs: "2017 Colorado Springs Orthopaedic Group Little League Celebration Day" & "2017 Colorado Springs Orthopaedic Group Hometown Stars Recognition Series".
The 2017 "Colorado Springs Orthopaedic Group Little League Celebration Day" takes place at Security Service Field on Saturday, June 17th through the morning & afternoon leading into a 6:00pm Saturday Night game vs. the Oklahoma City Dodgers that includes a special Star Wars Themed Fireworks Extravaganza. All-star teams from area youth sports programs, such as YMCA of the Pikes Peak Region, High Plains Little League, Colorado Springs Little League, West El Paso County Little League and Academy Little League will face off through 5 games on the same field where the Sky Sox play.
The 2017 "Colorado Springs Orthopaedic Group Hometown Stars Recognition Series" will occur up to 5 times over the course of the 2017 Sky Sox season. Through this partnership, Sky Sox & Colorado Springs Orthopaedic Group have teamed up to recognize our area high school student-athletes who have gone above & beyond both on the playing field & in the classroom. Sky Sox & Colorado Springs Orthopaedic Group will select up to 5 winners over the course of the 2017 season to be recognized at Security Service Field before 5 pre-determined Sky Sox games. Student-athletes, area athletic directors, coaches, teachers, administrators and parents can submit an application to recognize their chosen "Colorado Springs Orthopaedic Group Hometown Star" by clicking here and filling out the form online throughout the 2017 season. Individuals can also pick up and fill out nomination forms at Security Service Field.
"The entire staff at Colorado Springs Orthopaedic Group is excited to be involved with the Sky Sox and look forward to the upcoming season," said Michael Henne, Colorado Springs Orthopaedic Group CEO.
About Colorado Springs Orthopaedic Group
Colorado Springs Orthopaedic Group is the largest independent and most comprehensive orthopedic group in Southern Colorado. Its 23 physicians are board certified and fellowship trained in the subspecialties of sports medicine, hand and upper extremity, foot and ankle, back and neck, hip and knee, joint replacements, trauma care, and arthritis. They offer a fully integrated model for orthopedic care that includes digital X-ray, MRI, Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Orthotics and Prosthetics, outpatient surgery and clinical space. The physicians of Colorado Springs Orthopaedic Group are the official team physicians to Colorado Springs School District 11, Academy School District 20, and the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs. For more information about Colorado Springs Orthopaedic Group, call 719-632-7669 or visit www.csog.net.
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