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09/20/16 – KHSAA Enters New Partnership With UK Orthopaedic Surgery and Sports Medicine

September 20, 2016 2016-2017 News Releases


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 20, 2016


The KHSAA is proud to announce a new partnership with UK Orthopaedic Surgery and Sports Medicine, which will see the group continue to provide first-rate care at state championship events while also increasing its role as a partner of the Association. As part of the UK Healthcare system, the Ortho and Sports Medicine group has supported the KHSAA with certified athletic trainers at various championship events over the last 20 years. A silver level corporate partner of the Association, the involvement of the Ortho and Sports Medicine group has played a vital role in the safety and care of all KHSAA participants.

“UK Sports Medicine and the doctors, athletic trainers and staff have long supported KHSAA events, particularly those in service areas in and around Lexington,” said KHSAA Commissioner Julian Tackett. “The certified/licensed athletic trainers and the plethora of student trainers are known as models for the profession throughout the country, and we are pleased with our longstanding relations. This current agreement only enhances that work.”

“We are proud to partner with the KHSAA, as we both have the same vision to help the student-athletes of Kentucky excel at the highest level,” said Rob Ullery, Director of Outreach for UK Sports Medicine.

UK Orthopaedic Surgery and Sports Medicine and the UK Sports Rehabilitation Clinic is located at the new outpatient center on 2195 Harrodsburg Road on the site of the former Turfland Mall in Lexington. UK HealthCare Sports Medicine offers a walk-in clinic for anyone with an acute orthopaedic injury occurring in the past 48 hours. Visit their website to learn more at or call (859) 257-1000.


About the Kentucky High School Athletic Association
The Kentucky High School Athletic Association was organized in 1917 and is the agency designated by the Kentucky Department of Education to manage high school athletics in the Commonwealth. The Association is a voluntary nonprofit 501(c)3 organization made up of 278 member schools both public and private. The KHSAA sanctions 43 state championships in 13 sports and 4 sport-activities, licenses and trains over 4,000 officials, provides catastrophic insurance for its more than 70,000 member school student-athletes, as well as overseeing coaching education and sports safety programs.


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