ASHEVILLE, NC (April 23, 2018) – New for 2018, Mission Sports Medicine will join the Asheville City Soccer Club in a mutually beneficial community partnership. The joint opportunity affords Asheville City Soccer athletes access to athletic trainers and expert medical care from Mission’s comprehensive team of fellowship-trained sports medicine specialists. It also allows Mission Sports Medicine to maintain a community presence in what is believed to be one of the best up-and-coming attractions for regional soccer fans.
According to Mary Helen Letterle, Manager of Mission Sports Medicine, “Mission Sports Medicine is a dedicated and generous supporter of regional athletics and is proud to care for the Asheville City Soccer Club athletes.”
Though the Asheville City Soccer Club is the newest team to partner with Mission Sports Medicine, their other partnerships include the Asheville Tourists minor league baseball team, the University of North Carolina Asheville Athletic Department, as well as multiple local high schools, middle schools and recreational athletic organizations throughout western North Carolina.
“We are thrilled to partner with Mission Sports Medicine and appreciative of their commitment to us as a growing club,” said Ryan Kelley, Asheville City Soccer Club President. “Providing exceptional care for our athletes at all training sessions and games is our top priority, and this partnership allows us to do so at the highest level. As a staple in the Asheville community for more than 100 years, it is an honor for us to wear the Mission logo.”
In their second year since inception, the Asheville City Soccer Club Men’s Team will kick off their 2018 season against the Myrtle Beach Mutiny on Friday, May 4, at 7 p.m.; the Women’s Team will kick off against Chattanooga Football Club on Saturday, May 5, at 7 p.m. at Memorial Stadium in downtown Asheville.
ABOUT MISSION HEALTH
Mission Health, based in Asheville, North Carolina, is the state’s sixth-largest health system. In 2018, for the sixth time in the past seven years, Mission Health has been named one of the nation’s Top 15 Health Systems by Truven Health Analytics, an IBM Company and part of IBM Watson Health. We are the only health system in North Carolina to achieve this recognition. Mission Health operates six hospitals, numerous outpatient and surgery centers, post-acute care provider CarePartners, long-term acute care provider Asheville Specialty Hospital and the region’s only dedicated Level II trauma center. With approximately 12,000 team members and 2,000 volunteers, Mission Health is dedicated to improving the health and wellness of the people of western North Carolina. For more information, please visit mission-health.org or @MissionHealthNC.
ABOUT ASHEVILLE CITY SOCCER CLUB
Asheville City Soccer Club (ACSC) is proud to bring a community driven soccer experience to Western North Carolina. Asheville and its surrounding communities have a long history of love and support for the world’s game and we aim to continue that tradition by providing a next-level fan experience in the heart of Asheville City. We have built a strong organization that is committed to growing the sport in our community and State.