Rhode Island FC

Rhode Island FC Announces Ortho Rhode Island as the Club's First Anchor Partner

September 18, 2023 - United Soccer League Championship (USL)
Rhode Island FC News Release

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.

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