GRFC Announces Spectrum Health as New Title Sponsor
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., Feb. 13, 2018 – Grand Rapids Football Club is proud to announce Spectrum Health as the club’s new title sponsor for the 2018 season.
The partnership will see the Spectrum Health logo emblazoned on the front of all GRFC men’s and women’s jerseys for the 2018 campaign. In addition, Spectrum Health Medical Group Orthopedics will continue to serve as GRFC’s preferred provider of medical and athletic training services.
“We are very excited to have Spectrum Health become the title sponsor of our men’s and women’s teams” commented GRFC President Matt Roberts. “We have had a fantastic relationship with Spectrum Health Medical Groups orthopedic and athletic training staffs over the past two seasons, and to have them step up and support the club in yet another way is truly incredible. We are looking forward to working with Spectrum Health this season and in the future as both of our teams look to win championships in the NPSL and UWS.”
“Spectrum Health is honored to be Grand Rapids Football Club’s title sponsor for the 2018 season. As the preferred provider of medical and athletic training services to the club’s men’s and women’s teams, Spectrum Health Medical Group Orthopedics will help keep the players performing at the highest possible level,” said Kendall Hamilton, MD, Section Chief, Sports Medicine, Spectrum Health Medical Group. “We appreciate the opportunity to grow with this grassroots organization and will extend the same professional level of care to Grand Rapids FC as we do to all of our community partners.”
Spectrum Health is a not-for-profit health system, based in West Michigan, offering a full continuum of care through the Spectrum Health Hospital Group, which is comprised of 12 hospitals, including Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital; 180 ambulatory and service sites; 3,600 physicians and advanced practice providers, including 1,500 members of the Spectrum Health Medical Group; and Priority Health, a health plan with 779,000 members. Spectrum Health is West Michigan’s largest employer, with 26,000 employees. The organization provided $372 million in community benefit during its 2017 fiscal year. Spectrum Health was named one of the nation’s 15 Top Health Systems – and in the top five among the largest health systems – in 2017 by Truven Health Analytics®, part of IBM Watson HealthTM. This is the sixth time the organization has received this recognition.
GRFC will unveil uniforms featuring the Spectrum Health logo – including a brand new third kit – on Saturday, March 10 at 6 p.m. at the Knickerbocker, located at 417 Bridge St. NW. Fans are invited to join players, coaches and staff as the club kicks off its fourth campaign overall, third as a member of the NPSL and second as a member of UWS. The first round of Xtra Time is on the club and there will be special giveaways for all in attendance, including an exclusive gift for 2018 season ticket holders.
The Boys in Blue will begin the home portion of their 2018 NPSL schedule on Sunday, May 27 against the Milwaukee Torrent at 6 p.m. at Houseman Field. Additional home dates confirmed by the NPSL include June 3, June 8, June 15, June 22 and June 29.
Spectrum Health, a not-for-profit, integrated health system, is committed to improving the health and wellness of our communities. We live our mission every day with 31,000 compassionate professionals, 4,200 medical staff experts, 3,200 committed volunteers and a health plan serving 1 million members. Our talented physicians and caregivers are privileged to offer a full continuum of care and wellness services to our communities through 14 hospitals, including Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital, 220 ambulatory sites and telehealth offerings. We pursue health care solutions for today and tomorrow that diversify our offerings. Locally-governed and based in Grand Rapids, Michigan, our health system provided $459 million in community benefit in the last fiscal year. Thanks to the generosity of our communities, we received $30 million in philanthropy in the most recent fiscal year to support research, academics, innovation and clinical care. Spectrum Health has been recognized as one of the nation’s 15 Top Health Systems by Truven Health Analytics®, part of IBM Watson HealthTM.