The Philadelphia 76ers have announced a multiyear partnership with Penn Medicine. This unique partnership designates Penn Medicine as the official health care, orthopaedic, and hospital partner of the team.
“Penn Medicine has established itself as a leading healthcare organization not only in the Greater Philadelphia Area, but in the entire country,” says Tad Brown, CEO of the 76ers and Harris Blitzer Entertainment. “We’re fortunate to partner with such a respected, accomplished team of health care professionals and world-class doctors, and look forward to the collective impact we can have in the Philadelphia community. Together, we share a passion for this city and are eager to tip-off this partnership ahead of the 2022-23 season.”
Highlights of the 76ers and Penn Medicine partnership include a joint commitment to improving health care disparities in the region and community basketball court renovations. As part of this partnership, the 76ers and Penn Medicine will also come together on community engagement efforts, including building awareness and pathways for breast and colon cancer screenings, with a goal of driving 7,600 local residents to get these lifesaving tests in the first year of the partnership, including programs to provide roundtrip transportation to support those getting screened. They will also renovate a basketball court in a Philadelphia neighborhood each season to promote physical activity and lend support to neighborhood safety and revitalization efforts.
This story is by Frank Otto. Read more at Penn Medicine News.