Washington Commanders Announces OrthoVirginia as New Training Center Eligibility Partner and Official Orthopedics and Sports Medicine Provider
ASHBURN, VA., Sept. 21, 2022 – The Washington Commanders today announced a partnership and naming rights agreement with OrthoVirginia, the official orthopedics and sports medicine partner of the Washington Commanders. The Commanders Training Center will be officially renamed OrthoVirginia Training Center in Commanders Park.
Located in Ashburn, Virginia, the 162-acre practice facility features three natural-grass pitches, one indoor grass pitch and stands 96 feet tall and houses a 120-yard practice field. Facilities also include bodybuilding and sports medicine facilities, a 100+ person auditorium, offices and meeting rooms for players and coaches, employee offices and an in-house broadcast studio. The state-of-the-art recovery center covers nearly 2,000 square feet and contains best-in-class recovery equipment to keep players at their physical and mental peak throughout every season. This includes a cryotherapy chamber, a photobiomodulation therapy bed and floating sensory deprivation orbs, as well as a space dedicated to sports vision training.
OrthoVirginia, Virginia’s largest provider of expert orthopedic and therapeutic care, headquartered in Richmond, is dedicated to pushing the boundaries of medical care and recovery to better serve and empower surrounding communities and beyond. The partnership will provide efficient and transformative access to medical care and optimal training and recovery needs for the Commanders List, as well as stakeholders across the state of Virginia.
“We were fortunate to find another partner focused on growth, innovation and leaving a positive and lasting mark on our region,” said Washington Commanders Team Chairman Jason Wright. “Titling OrthoVirginia our academy builds on the world-class care they have provided to our players and adds a vital piece of the puzzle to our efforts to become a benchmark championship organization. In short, OrthoVirginia is the best in what they do and I’m so excited to partner with them.”
“OrthoVirginia is honored to continue a long tradition of caring for Washington’s commanders as the official provider of orthopedic, musculoskeletal and sports medicine,” said David S. Jevsevar, MD, MBA, CEO of OrthoVirginia. “We are proud to have a partner in Commanders who shares our mission of championing healthy, vibrant and active lifestyles, one person at a time. We look forward to hosting healthy community events not only at the new center OrthoVirginia Training Center from Commanders. Park, but in the cities and counties of Virginia where our patients live, work and play. Healthy bones, muscles and joints are important whether you are a professional or everyday athlete, stronger starts here.
Commanders and OrthoVirginia have a shared commitment to making an impact in the wider DMV community. Every Saturday this season, Commanders hold “Community Saturdays,” when the team, in partnership with the Washington Commanders Charitable Foundation, invites different local community groups and nonprofits to attend an intimate practice. Commanders players will wear special OrthoVirginia Community Saturday jerseys during these practices. Plus, Commanders and OrthoVirginia are teaming up for a pop-up community tour. The Fan Tour will appear across the state of Virginia and provide fans with an immersive experience. More details on the Pop-Up Tour will be announced at a later date.
“We are thrilled to partner with a world-class medical provider at OrthoVirginia,” said head coach Ron Rivera. “The health of our players is of the utmost importance here at the Washington Commanders and we know this partnership will take our organization to the next level when it comes to the health and safety of our players. OrthoVirginia’s track record in the field medical care, training and recovery, and athletic performance are what make this partnership so exciting.Today is a big day for our organization.
A groundbreaking ceremony will take place in the coming months. More details on the schedule for this event will be announced shortly.