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Trotwood-Madison Schools and Good Samaritan Hospital Announce Athletic and Sports Medicine Sponsorship

Good Samaritan SportsPlex to be dedicated during pre-game activities on Friday, October 26

Dayton and Trotwood, Ohio—October 18, 2007Good Samaritan Hospital and the Trotwood-Madison City Board of Education approved a 10-year agreement through which Trotwood-Madison students, faculty and staff will gain improved access to health care services.

Under the terms of the agreement, Trotwood-Madison will receive athletic training and sports medicine services from the Good Samaritan North Sports Medicine program, funds to support its athletic programs and health and nutrition education in exchange for naming rights to its stadium and athletic fields and other cooperative marketing programs. The total value of the agreement is $1.2 million over a 10-year period.

On Friday, October 26, Trotwood-Madison and Good Samaritan officials will dedicate the Good Samaritan SportsPlex at 7:10 p.m., immediately before the start of the Rams’ Senior Night game against the Vandalia-Butler Aviators.

The sponsorship will allow the school district to focus investments on academics as funds will be used to upgrade and expand existing and proposed athletic fields and facilities at the high school and middle school. The upgrades will create safer playing conditions for male and female athletes across all sports while providing improved access to top quality health care services.

Students, faculty and staff from Trotwood-Madison schools will also be able to take advantage of prevention, wellness and nutrition education services from Good Samaritan Hospital.

Trotwood-Madison is an Ohio School of Promise.  The program, administered by the Ohio Department of Education, recognizes schools that are demonstrating high achievement in reading and mathematics for all students, despite economic backgrounds.

Trotwood-Madison Superintendent Dr. Lowell Draffen said, “Trotwood-Madison is a School of Promise today because of the vision and incredible support we have from our staff, students, local communities and partners. This sponsorship from Good Samaritan will enable us to continue to offer a variety of top sports programming while investing in and pursuing higher academic standards.”

Jim Pancoast, president and CEO of Good Samaritan Hospital, said, “Students represent the future generation of doctors, nurses, health care workers and more. This sponsorship is our mission at work - building healthier communities and providing best-in-class health care for the Dayton region.”

Good Samaritan Hospital and its premier outpatient facility, Good Samaritan North Health Center, are local resources to the Trotwood-Madison district and communities. Good Samaritan North is one of the nation’s largest freestanding health centers and provides services in sports medicine, outpatient surgery, breast and cancer care, cardiac rehabilitation, diagnostic and imaging services and more.