RICHMOND, Va. – (Friday, June 21, 2019) – The Richmond Kickers are pleased to announce the extension of their partnership with Bon Secours for the remainder of the 2019 season and through the 2020 season as a Founding Partner for both the Pro Team and the Youth Club. As the Official Healthcare Services Provider of the Richmond Kickers, Bon Secours brings a full spectrum of high-quality sports medicine care and services to both the Kickers professional team and youth players, including concussion awareness and management, orthopedic care, sports performance services, physical therapy, safety education and injury prevention practices.
“Well being is a core principle for our organization so partnering with Bon Secours is perfect because they are wonderful leaders for wellness in our community.” Matt Spear, President and General Manager for Richmond Kickers Pro Soccer. “We encourage and support a joyful mindset and a healthy lifestyle so that we will be stronger together.”
As a part of the partnership, Bon Secours’ fleur-de-lis logo will remain on the Richmond Kickers Pro Team and the Youth Club Travel jerseys. The Bon Secours logo will also continue to be featured among other spaces on RichmondKickers.com, Kickers social media, as well as on signage in and around City Stadium.
“We are pleased to extend our partnership with the Richmond Kickers through the 2020 season,” said Drew Walker, administrative director of orthopedics and sports medicine for Bon Secours - Richmond. “For the past five years, we have worked together to strengthen the health of our community by helping Richmond’s youth stay active, and we’re excited to keep that momentum going into another great year.”
The Kickers and Bon Secours began working together prior to the start of the 2015 season. Committed to keeping athletes and the community safe and healthy, both on and off the field, Bon Secours’ top-notch medical and training professionals will continue to provide support and expertise for all sports-related injuries. Currently, Bon Secours sports medicine primary care physicians Jeff Roberts, M.D., and Timothy Yu, M.D., serve as the professional team doctors. In addition, Dr. Roberts and Dr. Yu also provide care to the Youth Club athletes and their families.
About the Richmond Kickers
Established in 1993, Richmond Kickers Pro Soccer is the longest, continuously-running professional soccer club in the country. Richmond Kickers Pro Soccer aims to strengthen community connections by curating a joyful, authentic soccer experience. The Kickers have qualified for postseason play 22 times. The Richmond Kickers Youth Soccer Club services over 8,000 players with programs starting at Little Kicks, to Recreational, to Travel teams. For more information, visit RichmondKickers.com.
About Bon Secours Richmond
Bon Secours Richmond is a Catholic health ministry that partners with the community to create a more humane world, build health and social justice and serve those who are vulnerable. The ministry provides compassionate medical care through a network of hospitals, primary and specialty care practices, ambulatory care sites and continuing care facilities across Richmond. Bon Secours Richmond provides nearly $130 million in community care through Medicare, Medicaid, charity care and other community benefits. As one of Richmond’s largest employers, the nonprofit health system employs more than 9,000 people, including nearly 420 providers as part of the Bon Secours Medical Group. Bon Secours Richmond includes St. Mary’s Hospital, Memorial Regional Medical Center, Richmond Community Hospital, St. Francis Medical Center, Rappahannock General Hospital, Westchester Emergency Center and Short Pump Emergency Center and Medical Plaza. For more information visit BonSecours.com. Bon Secours Richmond is part of Bon Secours Mercy Health one of the top 20 health systems in the United States and part of the top performing quartile of Catholic health systems for lowest cost per case for patient care. Bon Secours Mercy Health provided care for patients more than 10.3 million times in 2017 through its network of more than 1,000 care sites, including more than 40 hospitals and more than 50 home health agencies, hospice agencies, and skilled nursing and assisted living facilities.