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This annual event attracts thousands of spectators to watch golfing legends compete on the famous South Course. The Bridgestone SENIOR PLAYERS Championship is on the 14the event on the 2022 PGA TOUR Champions calendar and represents one of the biggest purses for the 27 stops on the circuit. It began in 1983 as one of five major PGA TOUR Champions. This is the first year that Crystal Clinic will serve as a supporter.

“As a nationally recognized and #1 ranked orthopedic hospital system in Ohio, we are committed to giving our patients back the activities they love the most, whether it’s participating in competitive sports or leading active, independent lives. Golf is a sport that can be enjoyed for a lifetime, so this event is a natural fit for us and a perfect opportunity to align our nationally renowned orthopedic care with a major international sporting event in Ohio,” said Paul Fleisner, MD, Chairman of the Board of Crystal Clinic and Pediatric Orthopedic Surgeon. “We are proud to be part of the Bridgestone SENIOR PLAYERS Championship, which shines the national spotlight on Northeast Ohio.”

This sentiment is shared by the tournament organizers.

“We are excited about the 2022 Bridgestone SENIOR PLAYERS Championship in July and thank Crystal Clinic for their involvement and support,” said Gift PadgetExecutive Director of the Bridgestone SENIOR PLAYERS Championship.

In its 12 locations across Northeast Ohio, Crystal Clinic Orthopedic Center treats all types of orthopedic conditions affecting the hand and wrist, elbow, shoulder, foot and ankle, hip, knee, spine and neck. Imaging and therapy services are offered in most clinics.

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About Crystal Clinic Orthopedic Center

Nationally recognized for orthopedic care, Crystal Clinic Orthopedic Center is a physician-owned orthopedic specialty hospital system, with board-certified/board-eligible surgeons, most with advanced fellowships in their specialty orthopedics, who collectively perform thousands of surgeries each year. With 12 slots across Northeast Ohioincluding four Crystal Clinic QuickCareMT locations that provide immediate, walk-in care for sports and orthopedic injuries, Crystal Clinic Orthopedic Center is one of four out of 6,090 hospitals nationwide and the only one in Ohio to receive Joint Commission certifications in total hip, knee, shoulder, and spine fusion procedures. The hospital is ranked No. 1 in Ohio and in the top 1% in the United States by CareChex/Quantros Analytics. Crystal Clinic also earned the nation’s highest five-star rating for patient experience from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. Plastic surgeons at Crystal Clinic, a division of Crystal Clinic Orthopedic Center, are experts in treating soft tissue defects related to orthopedic injuries and offer the full spectrum of plastic surgery – from reconstructive to cosmetic procedures. Crystal Clinic’s state-of-the-art surgical hospital is one of the few in the world devoted exclusively to orthopedics and plastic/reconstructive care.

About the Bridgestone SENIOR PLAYERS Championship

The Bridgestone SENIOR PLAYERS Championship is a major PGA TOUR Champions tournament and continues the tradition of 69 consecutive years of professional golf at Firestone Country Club. Each summer, 78 professionals compete on Firestone’s South Course for a $3 million scholarship and an exemption for THE PLAYERS championship. Proceeds from this community event help worthy charitable causes through Northeast Ohio. In addition to the competition, fans and sponsors enjoy Pro-Ams, the Ambassador of Golf event, tournament venues, concerts and special events. Tournament week is organized with the help of hundreds of volunteers in partnership with Northern Ohio Golf Charities. To date, professional golf tournaments at Firestone have generated over $30 million for many local charities.

SOURCE Crystal Clinic Orthopedic Center