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Cedars Sinai Kerlan-Jobe Institute partners with RFCLA

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4 weeks ago

Rugby Football Club Los Angeles (RFCLA) and medical services group Cedars Sinai Kerlan-Jobe Institute have agreed to a sponsor partnership for the Club's inaugural season.

RFCLA will have access to Cedars Sinai Kerlan-Jobe Institute physicians as official team healthcare providers and orthopaedic specialists, consultants and medical directors through this partnership.

This exciting sponsorship will also connect with the broader Rugby community through an activation that will celebrate the local heroes of Rugby that help the game grow in Southern California.

Bert Mandelbaum, MD, Sports Medicine Specialist and Orthopaedic surgeon at Cedars Sinai Kerlan-Jobe Institute said the relation was one for not only professional rugby, but at every level.

"Partnering with Rugby Football Club LA allows us to extend our commitment beyond the operating room, fostering a culture of health, resilience, and teamwork. As orthopaedic surgeons, we understand the importance of injury prevention and optimal performance, and through this partnership, we aim to support rugby athletes at every level of play."

RFCLA CEO Peter Sickle said the partnership aligned with the Club's vision of connecting with the community.

"We welcomes Cedars Sinai Kerlan-Jobe Institute as an inaugural sponsor partner of RFCLA and appreciate the support they are providing for our players and towards our Local Heroes Rugby Community initiative, which has had an overwhelming response.

"This initiative will recognize individuals who represent the strong values of the game of Rugby but also provide RFCLA with the best medical services to maximize our on-field performance in the Major League Rugby competition."

RFCLA will promote this partnership throughout the season and start a call out for Local Heroes via our digital channels. Other benefits including match branding, digital community access and access to the football department and players are included in the partnership.

About Cedars Sinai Kerlan-Jobe Institute

Cedars Sinai Kerlan-Jobe Institute is a world leader in the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of sports-related injuries and illnesses.

As the sports division of the Cedars Sinai Department of Orthopaedics, the institute also provides comprehensive care for a broad range of orthopaedic conditions.

Cedars Sinai Kerlan-Jobe Institute physicians have pioneered advanced surgical methods and procedures in multi-specialty orthopaedics and sports medicine to enhance treatment, rehabilitation and recovery. Over more than half a century, the institute has become an internationally recognized center for research and education in sports medicine. The institute has a longstanding commitment to strengthening the Los Angeles community through wide-ranging programs and offers the longest-running accredited Fellowship training program in Sports Medicine, boasting a nearly 400 alumni network throughout the U.S. For more information, visit www.kerlanjobe.org

Communications Contact:

Trace Longo - Longo Communications for Cedars Sinai Kerlan-Jobe Institute



About Rugby Football Club Los Angeles.

Rugby Football Club Los Angeles (RFCLA) was founded in 2023 and will make their pitch debut in 2024, playing home matches at AEG’s world-class Dignity Health Sports Park in Carson, CA. The team is looking forward to strengthening an already robust and thriving local rugby community. There’s never been a more exciting time to be part of Major League Rugby and RFCLA is excited to have its inaugural 2024 season in our new home on the West Coast.

RFCLA Contact:

Mitch Huberman - Commercial Partnerships


+1 310 291 1384

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