At a press conference Tuesday in Independence, the Cleveland Cavaliers and Cleveland Clinic announced a multi-year extension of their partnership.
“The Cavaliers’ longtime relationship with Cleveland Clinic has thrived for over 20 years because of our shared values to perform and deliver at the very highest level and a mutual commitment to serve our Northeast Ohio community,” said Cavaliers and Quicken Loans Arena CEO Len Komoroski, per a press release from a team. “Cleveland Clinic is the global leader in healthcare, a tremendous community asset, and plays an essential role in our organization. They live near the center of our identity platform and how we approach operating our team, which makes our relationship much more than just a partnership. We are fortunate to have them by our side, and are proud to carry the Cleveland Clinic name in such close association with our brand.”
The deal means the Cavs’ practice courts will continue to be known as the Cleveland Clinic Courts. The announcement of the deal came on the 10 year anniversary of the original agreement.
“Advances in sports medicine have changed the game for professional athletes around the world. Student athletes and active adults have benefitted from these advances, as well,” said Richard Parker, M.D., Cavs team physician and president of Cleveland Clinic Hillcrest Hospital, per the team’s press release. “It has been rewarding to see how much partnerships like the one we have with the Cavs have evolved over the years. The renewal of this partnership reflects both of our organizations’ continued commitment to Northeast Ohio, with a shared focus on fitness and health.”