Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital Signs On As Skeeters Founding Partner
SUGAR LAND, TX (April27,
Will Be Exclusive Sponsor of "Kids Get in Free" Program
The Sugar Land Skeeters, Houston area's minor league baseball team, and Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital today announced a founding partnership agreement that will make Memorial Hermann the official healthcare provider of the Sugar Land Skeeters and StarTex Power Field.
"We are excited to be joining forces with such a community-minded organization that also is one of the top hospital systems in the nation," said Christopher Hill, Skeeters Vice President of Business Development. "Their ability to provide the highest level of care to the Sugar Land community as well as our professional athletes makes them an ideal partner."
The 10-year "Founding Partner" agreement is highlighted by Memorial Hermann Sugar Land's title sponsorship of the "Kids Get in Free" Program, a unique initiative allowing free admittance to the designated general admission area of StarTex Power Field to every child wearing a youth sports jersey. The partnership also includes sponsorship of the Children's Playground area, as well as a minimum of eight Area Youth Baseball Clinics to be conducted by the Skeeters throughout Fort Bend County, a joint sponsorship of a Regional Youth Baseball Skills Program and premium video board signage on the Skeeters' state-of-the-art scoreboard.
"This partnership compliments the hospital's emphasis on orthopedics and sports medicine outreach and our commitment to community engagement," said Jim Brown, Chief Executive Officer of Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital. "We are confident that the Sugar Land Skeeters will become a vital part of our community."
About the Sugar Land Skeeters
Set to debut in April 2012, the Skeeters will play in the $35 million StarTex Power Field, which is being constructed by both the City of Sugar Land and the Skeeters at the intersection of State Highway 6 and U.S. Highway 90A. The Sugar Land Skeeters will play 70 regular season home games annually, starting with the 2012 season. StarTex Power Field will play host to a multitude of other sporting events, including football, soccer, lacrosse, cheerleading and band competitions, as well as concerts, group outings and scout sleepovers. Total stadium capacity will be approximately 7,500 for baseball (expandable to 10,000) and 10,000-plus in concert configuration.
The Sugar Land Skeeters offices will be located at the new ballpark but are temporarily located at 16160 City Walk in Sugar Land Town Square, Sugar Land, TX 77479. Get your season ticket priority number today at www.SugarLandSkeeters.com or call 281.240.HITS (4487).
The Skeeters are holding their inaugural Fan Fest on Saturday, May 14, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Fluor Industries. The event is free to the public.
About Memorial Hermann Sugar Land
Memorial Hermann Sugar Land is a 79-bed acute care hospital that is community-minded and family- oriented. Recently named as one of the Top 100 Hospitals in the Nation by Thomson Reuters, it also ranks in the top 5 percent of hospitals nationwide for patient satisfaction. This year, Memorial Hermann Sugar Land will deliver over 1,300 babies and offers maternal fetal medicine in partnership with The UT Health Science Center at Houston. In response to the growing needs of families, Memorial Hermann Sugar Land enhanced its services for children. It opened a specialized Children's Emergency Center, in collaboration with Children's Memorial Hermann Hospital, in July 2009. Also available is a full-time Child Life Specialist to help children cope with medical procedures.
MHSL is the only accredited Chest Pain Center in Fort Bend County and expanded into invasive cardiology services by opening two new cardiac cath labs.
To compliment a robust orthopedic program encompassing total joint replacement, sports medicine, spine surgery, and multiple physical therapy clinics, Memorial Hermann Sugar Land offers an active sports medicine outreach program including sponsorships of Fusion Soccer, Fort Bend Fit, Fort Bend Youth Football League and Shape Up Sugar Land.