Sky Blue FC and Hackensack Meridian Health will continue their relationship for the fourth year with the health care organization serving as the NWSL side’s title sponsor for 2017.
Hackensack Meridian Health will remain the official medical provider of the team, ensuring the best health of the players to compete, team officials said. Additionally, the two organizations will continue to partner on ways to serve the community and participate together in philanthropic initiatives.
“One of the greatest elements in our partnership goes well beyond what we do in our individual professions as well,” said Tony Novo, Sky Blue’s president and general manager. “We are two community-based organizations who strive to a positive effect on the surrounding regions, and we are able to have a much more powerful impact when we align our efforts together.”
Hackensack Meridian Health comprises 13 hospitals, including two academic medical centers, two children’s hospitals and nine community hospitals, physician practices, more than 120 ambulatory care centers, surgery centers, home health services, long-term care and assisted living communities, ambulance services, lifesaving air medical transportation, fitness and wellness centers, rehabilitation centers, and urgent care and after-hours centers.
“Partnerships such as this help to engage families and fans of all ages and build healthy, vibrant communities,” said John K. Lloyd, Co-CEO of Hackensack Meridian Health. “We’re excited to continue our relationship with Sky Blue FC and have our physicians, therapists and clinical experts extend great care to these talented soccer players.”
Sky Blue FC head coach Christy Holly also voiced his pleasure in the continued partnership between Sky Blue FC and Hackensack Meridian Health.
“We are exceptionally proud of our relationship with Hackensack Meridian Health,” said Holly. “We are very fortunate to have some of the best players in the world right here in New Jersey, and they are able to perform at the highest level through the top-notch medical care we receive at Hackensack Meridian Health.”