WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 12, 2020, LAKEWOOD, NJ—The Lakewood BlueClaws (A, Phillies) are pleased to announce a partnership with Rothman Orthopaedic Institute, now the Official Physicians of the BlueClaws. Additionally, Rothman Orthopaedics will also become the official physician and sponsor of the BlueClaws youth sports programs including their “Play Like a Pro Series,” youth baseball camps as well as the BlueClaws Baseball Academy.
“We are very excited to announce this partnership as we embark on our 20th season at the Shore,” said BlueClaws Team President Joe Ricciutti. “Rothman Orthopaedic Institute is a very-well known and respected brand already affiliated with our partners, the Phillies. We look forward to an exciting partnership into the future.”
“This partnership will be great for all parties involved, and we are thrilled to offer the BlueClaws access to Rothman Orthopaedics’s world-class physicians and high-quality care,” says Dr. Jason Nitche, Sports Medicine surgeon at Rothman Orthopaedic Institute. “With the rise of youth sports, we are also very excited for the opportunity to educate young athletes and their parents on the latest evidence-based recommendations, prevention and treatment options which are essential for keeping all athletes safe.”
The BlueClaws offer several unique opportunities for youth players to experience playing at FirstEnergy Park, with Rothman Orthopaedic Institute now the presenting partner. The BlueClaws Play Like a Pro Series includes amateur games for young players through high school. The team’s Youth Baseball Camps are offered for players ages 6 – 12 in the summer and feature instruction from BlueClaws players. The BlueClaws Baseball Academy is a unique program that combines both baseball instruction with clinics and youth teams that compete in regional tournaments throughout the year.