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UK HealthCare announces partnership with Lexington's professional soccer club

UK HealthCare has entered an agreement to become a primary sponsor and official healthcare provider of Lexington’s newly formed professional soccer franchise. 

Dr. Mark F. Newman, University of Kentucky executive vice president for health affairs, on Tuesday helped announce a five-year partnership agreement between UK HealthCare and Lexington Sporting Club, which will begin play in USL League One in 2023. Lexington Sporting Club will also field youth teams. The youth team kits were revealed during Tuesday’s partnership announcement, along with news that UK HealthCare Orthopaedic Surgery & Sports Medicine will provide care for all Lexington Sporting Club athletes. The professional kits will be revealed later this summer. 

“UK HealthCare is excited to be one of the primary sponsors and exclusive Sports Medicine health care provider for Lexington Sporting Club — from the youth teams to the professional athletes seeking world class care,” Dr. Newman, said. “This endeavor is an incredible investment for our community and an opportunity for UK HealthCare to continue to serve athletes of all ages.” 

UK Orthopaedic Surgery & Sports Medicine provides cutting-edge care from world-renowned, board-certified orthopaedic surgeons and specialists who also participate in clinical trials and research studies, helping develop groundbreaking care options.  

“UK HealthCare is an established, trusted community member, and was at the top of our list when looking for potential partners. This is truly a landmark partnership for our club,” said Bill Shively, majority owner of Lexington Sporting Club. “We’re proud to have UK HealthCare on the front of our kits, and we’re appreciative of their belief and buy-in as we continue to grow. It’s an exciting time to begin this relationship as we begin to move closer to our USL League One team hitting the pitch in 2023.”  

Learn more about UK Orthopaedic Surgery & Sports Medicine: Orthopaedic Surgery & Sports Medicine | UK Healthcare (uky.edu) 

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