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Guardians, NY’s Hospital for Special Surgery partner up

The New York Guardians, the XFL professional football team headquartered in Jersey City, named Hospital for Special Surgery in New York its official hospital partner, and announced a multi-year partnership.

The two entities will integrate their brands across community events, digital content, and title ownership of the New York Guardians Youth Football Program.

“We are thrilled to be collaborating with one of the world’s leading hospitals,” said Guardians President Janet Duch in a statement. “HSS will become a vital partner in fulfilling our mission of health and wellness across the entire Guardians organization and our community, and we look forward to working together with them for many years to come.”

Janet Duch, team president, New York Guardians of the XFL.

Janet Duch, team president, New York Guardians of the XFL. – AARON HOUSTON

As part of the partnership, HSS primary sports medicine physician Dr. David Wang will serve as the team’s medical director. His team of physicians includes HSS Sports Medicine Chief Dr. Andrew Pearle and HSS sports medicine surgeons Drs. Lawrence Gulotta and Karen Sutton.

“As a world leader in orthopedics, it is our privilege to help keep professional athletes, such as the Guardians, on the field,” said HHS Chief Executive Offucer Louis Shapiro in a statement. “We look forward to providing them with leading orthopedic care to help them perform at the highest possible level.”

The hospital will also become presenting partner of the New York Guardians Youth Football Program, with programming focused on impacting the health and sports safety of the next generation of young athletes in a positive way.

HSS will also develop content for the Guardians’ digital channels, including weekly features during the season that will showcase players, coaches and training staff.

The Guardians played their first regular season game on Feb. 9, defeating Tampa Bay Vipers at MetLife Stadium. Nine games remain in the regular season.

Season and single-game tickets can be purchased here, starting at $25 per game. All XFL games air live on national television, including 25 games broadcast on ABC and FOX.

Gabrielle Saulsbery
Albany, N.Y. native Gabrielle Saulsbery is a staff writer for NJBIZ and the newest thing in New Jersey. You can contact her at gsaulsbery@njbiz.com.

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