Harlem Globetrotters Name Emory Healthcare Team’s Official Sports Medicine Provider

The world famous Harlem Globetrotters announced today that they have named Atlanta-based Emory Healthcare as their official sports medicine provider.

As part of the partnership, the team’s stars and road personnel will have access to the physicians and athletic trainers at the Emory Sports Medicine Center and Emory Healthcare network. Emory Sports Medicine physicians have experience delivering focused care to athletes across all sports and currently serve as the team physicians for the Atlanta Hawks, Atlanta Falcons, Atlanta Braves, and the Atlanta Dream.

“The Harlem Globetrotters are the world’s most beloved sports team, so it’s important that our stars have access to the best physical care possible,” said Globetrotters President Howard Smith. “We are thrilled to partner with our Atlanta-based neighbors at Emory Healthcare and their world-class sports medicine facilities and physicians.”

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In addition to having access to the Emory network of doctors and trainers, the Globetrotters will also be able to utilize their sports medicine complex, which is a state-of-the-art training and sports medicine facility which was co-developed by Emory Healthcare and the Atlanta Hawks.

“I’ve been a Globetrotters fan since childhood and could not be more pleased to help facilitate this partnership on behalf of Emory Healthcare,” said Scott D. Boden, MD, Vice President for Business Innovation for Emory Healthcare.

The Globetrotters’ athletic training staff will also have access to Emory’s full medical services network for physicals, baseline concussion testing evaluations on-site and via telemedicine, and more.

The Globetrotters are in the midst of their 2019 Fan Powered World Tour, which will see the team play in more than 250 North American markets, as well as 30 countries worldwide. Tickets are now available at harlemglobetrotters.com.

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Jerry Milani is a freelance writer and public relations executive living in Bloomfield, N.J. He has worked in P.R. for more than 25 years in college and conference sports media relations, two agencies and for the International Fight League, a team-based mixed martial arts league, and now is the PR manager for Wizard World, which runs pop culture and celebrity conventions across North America. Milani is also the play-by-play announcer for Caldwell University football and basketball broadcasts. He is a proud graduate of Fordham University and when not attending a Yankees, Rams or Cougars game can be reached at jerry (at) jerrymilani (dot) com.