Northmont City School District and Good Samaritan Hospital Expand Partnership with Exclusive Athletic and Sports Medicine Sponsorship
Good Samaritan Stadium to be dedicated Friday at 7:15 p.m. during pre-game homecoming activities
Dayton and Clayton, Ohio—September 25, 2007—Good Samaritan Hospital and the Northmont Board of Education approved a 10-year agreement in which Northmont will receive athletic training and sports medicine services, funds to support its athletic programs and health and nutrition education in exchange for naming rights to its football stadium and other cooperative marketing programs.
On Friday, September 28, Northmont and Good Samaritan officials will dedicate Good Samaritan Stadium at 7:15 p.m., immediately before the start of the Northmont Thunderbolts’ homecoming game against the Sidney Yellow Jackets.
The sponsorship agreement, valued at $1 million over a 10-year period, will be used for needed renovations to Northmont athletic fields and sports facilities, including a new stadium press box. The sponsorship will create safer playing conditions for male and female athletes across all sports while providing support for sports programming and improved access to top quality health care services. Students, faculty and staff from Northmont schools will also be able to take advantage of prevention, wellness and nutrition education services from Good Samaritan Hospital.
Over the last 10 years, Good Samaritan North Sports Medicine has worked with Northmont and provided athletic training and team physician services. The hospital program also offers sports performance enhancement, physical therapy, injury prevention and rehabilitation services.
Northmont Superintendent Dr. Gale Mabry said, “Northmont is excited to expand our partnership with Good Samaritan. We’re much more than partners – we’re neighbors. We’ve had a great relationship with their athletic trainers and physicians, such as Dr. Mike Barrow who has become a trusted and valued team member within our school and athletics program. We look forward to working together to bring more health education and wellness services into our schools and community.”
“Good Samaritan’s mission is to build healthier communities with others who share our commitment to provide high-quality, cost-competitive health-care services,” said Jim Pancoast, president and CEO of Good Samaritan Hospital. “To do that, we are focusing on the needs of our northern communities and schools and leveraging the talent of our medical staff and specialists as well as hospital resources to encourage healthier lifestyles in our youth and neighboring communities.”
Good Samaritan Hospital’s premier outpatient facility, Good Samaritan North Health Center, is a local resource to the Northmont district and serves the greater Englewood and Clayton communities. It is one of the nation’s largest freestanding health centers and provides best-in-care services in sports medicine, outpatient surgery, breast and cancer care, cardiac rehabilitation, diagnostic and imaging services and more.