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Stryker Returns To 3M Championship For Its Third Year By Welcoming Fans To The Mobility Zone

05:10 EDT 3 Aug 2017 | PR Newswire

MAHWAH, N.J., Aug. 3, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Stryker Orthopaedics, the Official Joint Replacement Products of the PGA TOUR® and PGA TOUR Champions, will return to one of the most acclaimed PGA TOUR Champions events – The 3M Championship. At the tournament's 25th anniversary, Stryker will host tournament goers at The Mobility Zone – a destination designed to educate golf fans on the importance of joint health at TPC Twin Cities in Blaine, MN.

"It's exciting for me to see Stryker back here at this tournament for a third year," said Stryker brand ambassador and GetAroundKnee® recipient, Fred Funk. "It's definitely a competitive one, featuring some of the best on TOUR. Back in 2009 I made the decision to get my knee replaced, received Stryker's GetAroundKnee, and to this day it has given me the opportunity to remain on the course and continue my career."  

At the tournament, Stryker will showcase its commitment to educate tournament goers about the importance of leading an active lifestyle and having healthy joints. Inside The Mobility Zone– fans can partake in the new Stryker Challenge – a hands-on experience featuring Art H. Ritis, a life-size model that aims to provide tournament goers with a basic understanding of joint replacement surgery and Stryker's products. In addition, fans who stop by The Mobility Zone will be able to enter for a chance to win a trip for two to Atlanta, GA for the TOUR Championship® and walk inside the ropes as an honorary observer – a true VIP experience.1,2

During the company's eighth PGA TOUR stop of the year, Stryker will host the Health Walk – a two mile walk that highlights joint health facts and tips along the course to educate fans as they follow their favorite golfers. Through this initiative, Stryker looks to further demonstrate its commitment to motivating fans to stay active throughout tournament week.

"Stryker recognizes tournament goers' enthusiasm for 3M Championship's 25th anniversary and we're excited be part of the celebration with our on-site experience," said Bill Huffnagle, President, Stryker's Joint Replacement Division. "The Mobility Zone and Health Walk offer fans the opportunity to learn the importance of joint health and staying active with fun and engaging stats and facts."

For a full list of tournaments stops, additional information on the Stryker Challenge as well as K9s For Warriors involvement, please visit: www.StrykerChallenge.com.

  1. Healthcare Professionals (HCPs) are not eligible to enter the Stryker Challenge Sweepstakes or participate in the any of these promotions. HCPs are defined as those individuals or entities involved in the provision of health care services and/or items to patients, which purchase, lease, recommend, use, arrange for the purchase or lease of, or prescribe Stryker's products.
  2. No purchase necessary to enter or win Sweepstakes.  Void where prohibited by law.  For official rules visit StrykerChallenge.com.  Open to legal residents of the US & US Territories, 21+ as of date of entry.  Sweepstakes begins at 12:01 am ET on 1/11/17 and ends at 11:59 pm ET on 8/27/17.  Sponsored by Stryker.

    Fred Funk is a paid spokesperson of Stryker, and his statements represent his personal views based on his personal experience.

    All surgery carries risk.  See your orthopaedic surgeon to discuss your potential benefits and risks.  Not all patients will have the same post-operative recovery and activity level.  Individual results vary.

About Stryker  Stryker is one of the world's leading medical technology companies and, together with our customers, we are driven to make healthcare better. The Company offers a diverse array of innovative products and services in Orthopaedics, Medical and Surgical, and Neurotechnology and Spine that help improve patient and hospital outcomes. Stryker is active in over 100 countries around the world.

About PGA TOUR Champions  PGA TOUR Champions is a membership organization of golf's most recognizable and accomplished players, age 50 and older, including 32 members of the World Golf Hall of Fame. The Tour's mission is to provide financial opportunities for its players, entertain and inspire its fans, deliver substantial value to its partners, create outlets for volunteers to give back and generate significant charitable and economic impact in tournament communities. In 2017, the PGA TOUR Champions schedule includes 26 tournaments in 18 states, Japan, Wales and Canada, with purses totaling more than $55 million. The Charles Schwab Cup, which includes the Regular Season and the Charles Schwab Cup Playoffs, is used to determine the season-long champion. All events are televised in the United States, with most receiving complete coverage on Golf Channel, the exclusive cable-television partner of PGA TOUR Champions. Internationally, telecasts air live, tape-delayed or in a highlights-package format in excess of 190 countries and territories, reaching more than 330 million potential households. The PGA TOUR's web site is PGATOUR.COM, the No. 1 site in golf, and the organization is headquartered in Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla. Follow PGA TOUR Champions at facebook.com/PGATOURChampions, on Twitter @ChampionsTour and on Instagram @pgatourchampions.

About PGA TOUR  The PGA TOUR is the leading global platform in professional golf, showcasing the highest expression of excellence, both on and off the course. The PGA TOUR's mission is to entertain and inspire its fans, deliver substantial value to its partners, create outlets for volunteers to give back, generate significant charitable and economic impact in the communities in which it plays, grow and protect the game of golf and provide financial opportunities for TOUR players.

The PGA TOUR co-sanctions more than 130 tournaments on the PGA TOUR, PGA TOUR Champions, Web.com Tour, PGA TOUR Latinoamérica, Mackenzie Tour-PGA TOUR Canada and PGA TOUR China. Its members represent the world's best players, hailing from 24 countries (89 members are from outside the United States). Worldwide, PGA TOUR tournaments are broadcast to more than 1.1 billion households in 227 countries and territories in 23 languages. Virtually all tournaments are organized as non-profit organizations in order to maximize charitable giving. In 2016, tournaments across all Tours generated a record of more than $166 million for local and national charitable organizations, bringing the all-time total to $2.46 billion.

The PGA TOUR's web site is PGATOUR.COM, the No. 1 site in golf, and the organization is headquartered in Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla.

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