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Allegheny Sports Medicine Unveils Newly Branded PGA TOUR Sports Medicine Trailer

Wednesday, January 25th, 2012

Allegheny Sports Medicine, a division of the West Penn Allegheny Health System (WPAHS) Orthopaedic & Rehabilitation Institute, unveiled a newly branded mobile sports medicine trailer during an event at the Pittsburgh Convention Center this morning that featured PGA TOUR member and Pennsylvania native Jim Furyk, who lived in Uniontown as a youth. The trailers are part of a four-year agreement with the PGA TOUR that designates Allegheny Sports Medicine, a leader in orthopedic care and rehabilitation services, as the “Official Sports Medicine Sponsor” of the PGA TOUR and Champions Tour.

“These trailers have been equipped with the most up-to-date and highest quality technology that is available in the sports medicine world,” said Patrick J. DeMeo, MD, chairman of the WPAHS Orthopaedic & Rehabilitation Institute. “We are pleased that Allegheny Sports Medicine’s commitment to providing the highest level of sports medicine care will be more widely recognized by sports enthusiasts all over the country.”

The trailer on display, one of four that have been wrapped and branded with Allegheny Sports Medicine’s logo, features state-of-the-art fitness and therapeutic equipment that is available to professional golfers at more than 70 PGA TOUR and Champions Tour tournaments across the country in 2012. The facilities are staffed by professional physical therapists, chiropractors and athletic trainers who assist players in rehabilitative and preventive care, as well as personal conditioning programs.

"Health and Fitness are a major focus for PGA TOUR and Champions Tour players and we are excited to have Allegheny Sports Medicine as the primary sponsor of the Mobile Health and Fitness Program," said Tom Wade, Chief Marketing Officer at the PGA TOUR. "With Allegheny Sports Medicine's support, we hope to continue to evolve the level of care provided to the players by utilizing the techniques used at their network of hospitals in Western Pennsylvania."

Allegheny Sports Medicine also announced that it is considering plans to build similar trailers with the goal of making them available to local high school and college athletic programs throughout the Pittsburgh area. The trailers would provide the opportunity for local student-athletes of Western Pennsylvania to have access to a top-notch mobile sports medicine and training facility.

“We should always be mindful of promoting the importance of training, proper conditioning, and living a healthy lifestyle to our communities,” said Furyk, the 2010 FedExCup champion and PGA TOUR Player of the Year. “I commend Allegheny Sports Medicine for taking its role as a community leader seriously by exploring the opportunity to make trailers like the pros use available to local student-athletes.”

The trailer will be housed at the Pittsburgh Convention Center through January 27, before leaving for the Champions Tour’s Allianz Championship in Boca Raton, Fla., on February 2.

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About Allegheny Sports Medicine:
Allegheny Sports Medicine is a division of the West Penn Allegheny Health System Orthopaedic & Rehabilitation Institute, based in Pittsburgh, Pa. It is a national leader in the treatment of orthopaedic trauma and sports related injury to the foot, ankle, spine and upper extremities. Its surgeons access the latest treatment modalities and research protocols to maximize patients’ potential for recovery from injury and return to full mobility. Its programs include advanced diagnostic services, repair and rehabilitation through follow-up, and the development of new devices and procedures that advance the treatment of the musculoskeletal system. Allegheny Sports Medicine also is the exclusive medical provider of the Pittsburgh Pirates baseball team.

About PGA TOUR
The PGA TOUR is the world’s premier membership organization for touring professional golfers, co-sanctioning nearly 100 tournaments on the PGA TOUR, Champions Tour and Nationwide Tour.

The PGA TOUR’s mission is to entertain and inspire its fans, deliver substantial value to its partners, create outlets for volunteers to give back, generate significant charitable and economic impact in communities in which it plays, and provide financial opportunities for TOUR players.

PGA TOUR tournaments are broadcast to approximately 715 million households in 225 countries and territories in 29 languages. Virtually all tournaments are organized as non-profit organizations in order to maximize charitable giving. In 2011, tournaments on the three Tours generated more than $118 million for local charitable organizations, bringing the TOUR’s all-time total of charitable contributions to more than $1.7 billion.

The PGA TOUR's web site is PGATOUR.COM, the No. 1 site in golf, and the organization is headquartered in Ponte Vedra Beach, FL.
 

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