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Grand Rapids Drive partners with health system

October 15, 2014
| By Pat Evans |
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Grand Rapids Drive partners with health system
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The Grand Rapids Drive have their trainers and another partner for the upcoming basketball season.

The team said yesterday that Metro Health in Wyoming has signed on as the exclusive health care partner for players and staff.

“Metro has been a staple in this community for years and their willingness to step up and support our team and provide medical support needs to our players and staff is very exciting for a new organization like the Drive,” said Steve Jbara, president, Grand Rapids Drive.

The deal

Included in the partnership will be athletic training staff, a team physician, medical supplies and services.

In return, Metro Health will see its logo on the front lower abdomen of the team's home and away jerseys and shooting shirts and all medical and training staff apparel.

Metro Health will also be showcased throughout the arena, including the basketball court, basket pads and the scorer’s table, as well as collaborate on all of the team’s NBA Cares initiatives.

Sports medicine

“We’re excited to be part of the launch of this new team in Grand Rapids,” said Floyd Wilson, Jr., chief community officer, Metro Health. “For years, Metro Health sports medicine providers have been caring for professional, college and high schools teams, as well as weekend warriors who participate in races, walks and more.” 

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