NJSIAA 2018 Football Championships will have Rothman Orthopaedic Institute
as Exclusive Title Partner
Receives naming rights to new bowl games
ROBBINSVILLE, NJ (August 21, 2018) – The NJSIAA football playoffs will have a new look beginning this fall, and it will include a new title partner.
Rothman Orthopaedic Institute will be the title partner for the 2018 and 2019 football playoffs. The agreement begins this fall, which coincides with exciting changes to the post-season, culminating with first-ever intersectional bowl games that will be played exclusively at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford.
The new agreement extends NJSIAA’s long-standing relationship with Rothman Orthopaedic Institute, which is a national leader in orthopaedics. Rothman Orthopaedic Institute has previously sponsored the state team and individual wrestling championships, and that sponsorship has also been extended through 2020.
“We’re pleased to be extending our extremely successful relationship with NJSIAA into scholastic football,” said Justin Samra, Director of Marketing at Rothman Orthopaedic Institute. “Rothman Orthopaedics believes in supporting the communities we serve. With our expansion in north and central Jersey this fall, we now can care for the entire state, and we couldn’t ask for a more exciting platform than the high school football and wrestling championships.”
There will plenty of attention focused on this year’s expanded playoffs. Teams will be seeded differently beginning this fall, to better ensure that the best teams qualify. The playoffs will commence the weekend of November 2-3, continue the next two weeks, and conclude with the bowl games and Non-Public finals on the weekends of November 23-24, and November 30 – December 1.
The 20 public school sectional championship games will be played at home fields of higher-seeded teams, but starting this year, the season will no longer end at that point. Instead, the winners of those games will move on to MetLife Stadium, for the first-ever bowl games that will pair North 1 vs. North 2 winners and the Central vs. South winners in each of the five enrollment-based groups. The three Non-Public state championship games will also be part of the MetLife Stadium schedule.
It promises to be an exciting time for fans of high school football in the state, and NJSIAA is pleased to have Rothman Orthopaedic Institute involved in the effort.
“Rothman Institute is a long-time friend of both NJSIAA and our state’s student-athletes,” said Jack DuBois, NJSIAA assistant director. “By sponsoring our premier scholastic sporting events, it further stamps itself as a leader in the realm of New Jersey high school sports.”
The Rothman Institute serves as official team physicians for the Super Bowl champion Philadelphia Eagles, the Philadelphia Flyers, the Philadelphia Phillies and the Philadelphia 76ers, along with more than 40 high schools and colleges in New Jersey and Pennsylvania.
About Rothman Institute Orthopaedics
Rothman Institute Orthopaedics is a private orthopaedic practice dedicated to providing communities with high-quality, compassionate, and affordable musculoskeletal care that is grounded in evidence-based medicine, the results of which will exceed expectations. Rothman Institute orthopaedists treat patients at over 34 locations in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and New York, including orthopaedic urgent care clinics in Marlton, NJ and Limerick, PA.
With experts in orthopaedic sub-specialties including spine, hip and knee, foot and ankle, shoulder and elbow, hand and wrist, sports medicine, physical medicine and rehabilitation, orthopaedic oncology and trauma, Rothman Institute is internationally recognized for excellence in clinical treatment methods, research, education and technology.
Consistently recognized as national and regional “Top Docs,” Rothman Institute is proud to be the first practice serving as official team physicians for all four of the major professional sports teams in one city, the Philadelphia Eagles, Phillies, Flyers and 76ers, as well as over 40 college and high school teams.
For more information about Rothman Institute please call 1-800-321-9999 or visit www.RothmanInstitute.com.
About the NJSIAA
Established in 1918, the NJSIAA (New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletics Association) is a voluntary, non-profit organization comprised of 436 accredited public, private, and parochial high schools. A member of the National Federation of State High School Associations, the NJSIAA conducts tournaments and crowns champions in 32 sports. Championship competition for girls is sponsored in basketball, bowling, cross country, fencing, field hockey, golf, gymnastics, lacrosse, soccer, softball, swimming, tennis, outdoor track, winter track, and volleyball. Boys’ championships are determined in baseball, basketball, bowling, cross country, fencing, football, golf, ice hockey, lacrosse, soccer, swimming, tennis, outdoor track, winter track, volleyball, and wrestling.
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