Atrium Health Announced as Presenting Sponsor of ACC Fan 5K and Kids Mascot Run

Charlotte, N.C. – Atrium Health has partnered with the Charlotte Sports Foundation (CSF) and the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) to sponsor the race scheduled for the morning of the ACC Football Championship Game, it was announced today by CSF officials. The ACC Fan 5K and Kids Mascot Run Presented by Atrium Health will take place on Saturday, December 7, 2019 at 8:00 a.m. in Uptown Charlotte. The race is part of the fan festivities leading up to the ACC Football Championship Game that evening.

“We are very excited to have a civic leader such as Atrium Health become our partner for the ACC Fan 5K and Kids Mascot Run Presented by Atrium Health,” said Danny Morrison, Executive Director of CSF. “This is another example of Atrium Health’s emphasis on wellness and physical fitness in our community. This is a fun event that also highlights our great city.”

Atrium Health, one of the nation’s leading and most innovative healthcare organizations,has been dedicated tokeeping the Charlotte community active, engaged and passionate about health since 1940, when the healthcare system first opened its doors as Charlotte Memorial Hospital.

The arrival of Claude “T” Moorman, III, MD, president of Atrium Health Musculoskeletal Institute and The Edward N. Hanley, Jr. Endowed Chair of Orthopaedic Surgery, further cemented Atrium Health’s deep-rooted commitment to provide exceptional care for those involved with athletic endeavors. After more than two decades with over a dozen teams, Dr. Moorman has considerable experience providing medical care to NFL, collegiate and high school athletic teams. Under his leadership, the Musculoskeletal Institute brings together nationally recognized providers who perform advanced procedures for orthopaedics, sports medicine and spine for the benefit of education, research and patient care.

“Our combination of clinical expertise and years of experience in healthcare- as well as the Charlotte community- make Atrium Health the perfect fit to serve as the sponsor of the 5K Mascot Run,” said Dr. Moorman. “It is gratifying to see the evolution of our partnership with the Charlotte Sports Foundation and the Atlantic Coast Conference advance to this next level.”

The Charlotte Sports Foundationis a 501(c)(3) created in 2013 to provide leadership for sports-based initiatives that enhance the economy and quality of life in the Charlotte region. CSF provides unique events and business opportunities around professional, collegiate and amateur sporting events, highlighted by the annual Belk Bowl and the ACC Football Championship Game, as well as the Belk College Kickoff. CSF’s regular season football games include Wake Forest University and the University of Notre Dame (2020), East Carolina University and Appalachian State University (2021), and the Universities of North Carolina and South Carolina (2023). These efforts are intended to create a positive economic impact in the region, as well as, to enhance the quality of life.

The organization’s board of directors is comprised of regional business, industry and civic leaders who have a track record of bringing sports and economic development to the area. Please visit www.CharlotteSports.org for more information.

Atrium Health, previously Carolinas HealthCare System, one of the nation’s leading and most innovative healthcare organizations, provides a full spectrum of healthcare and wellness programs throughout the Southeast region. Its diverse network of care locations includes academic medical centers, hospitals, freestanding emergency departments, physician practices, surgical and rehabilitation centers, home health agencies, nursing homes and behavioral health centers, as well as hospice and palliative care services. Atrium Health works to enhance the overall health and well-being of its communities through high-quality patient care, education and research programs, and numerous collaborative partnerships and initiatives.

The Atlantic Coast Conference, now in its 67th year of competition and 15 members strong, has long enjoyed the reputation as one of the strongest and most competitive intercollegiate conferences in the nation. ACC members Boston College, Clemson, Duke, Florida State, Georgia Tech, Louisville, Miami, North Carolina, NC State, Notre Dame, Pitt, Syracuse, Virginia, Virginia Tech and Wake Forest continue to build upon the cornerstones on which the league was founded in 1953 with a consistent balance of academics, athletics and integrity. The ACC currently sponsors 27 NCAA sports – 14 for women and 13 for men – with member institutions located in 10 states. In August 2019, ESPN and the ACC partnered to launch ACC Network (ACCN), a 24/7 national network dedicated to ACC sports and league-wide original programming.  For more information, visit theACC.comand follow @theACC on Twitter and on Facebook (facebook.com/theACC).