The New York Giants and Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS), recently announced a 10-year partnership extension running through the 2028 season. HSS physicians have served as team physicians for the Giants for over 30 years, caring for the team through four championship seasons.
Led by head team physician and Medical Director Dr. Scott A. Rodeo, the HSS team of physicians includes Dr. Russell F. Warren, Dr. Frank P. Cammisa Jr., Dr. James J. Kinderknecht, Dr. Robert N. Hotchkiss, Dr. Bryan T. Kelly, Dr. Samuel A. Taylor and Dr. Martin J. O'Malley.
HSS Sports Medicine Institute boasts a team of physicians dedicated to treating athletic injuries of the musculoskeletal system that fields more than 95,000 patient visits each year and perform more than 10,000 surgeries. HSS physicians serve as team physicians for more than 30 professional and college teams and organizations.
The marketing partnership between the Giants and HSS includes in-stadium branding, custom video content and player appearances. Additionally, HSS will continue to be a presenting partner of the USA Football "Heart of a Giant" award, which recognizes high school football players in the tristate area for their unparalleled work ethic and passion for the game of football.
Through the program, high school coaches from New York, New Jersey and Connecticut can nominate athletes for a chance to win an equipment grant for their program. New in 2019, the grand prize winner will receive a $10,000 equipment grant for his/her high school football program, up from $5,000, and nine finalists will also receive $1,000 equipment grant. Voting is now open at usafootball.com/heartofagiant.
In 2018, the Heart of a Giant program was a named as a finalist for the ESPN Sports Humanitarian Award in the Corporate Community Impact category.
"We are delighted to have HSS continue to be a part of our portfolio of great partners," said Giants Chief Commercial Officer, Pete Guelli. "We value HSS' services and know that as a partner, they value the stage the Giants give them to showcase their world-class brand."