MAHWAH, N.J., June 22, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Stryker Orthopaedics, the Official Joint Replacement Products of the PGA
Since the beginning of the 2016 season, Stryker has committed to promoting joint health through the Stryker Challenge – a collection of engaging activities within the Stryker Mobility Zone, designed to address questions specifically related to joint health, mobility and golf in a fun and engaging way. Fans have the opportunity to enter for a chance to win a trip for two to TPC® Sawgrass to play alongside former PLAYERS Championship winners and longtime Stryker ambassadors, Fred Funk and Hal Sutton. 1, 2
To further excite fans at the tournament, PGA TOUR Champions golfer and longtime Stryker brand ambassador, Fred Funk, will also be on-site to interact with fans at the Stryker Mobility Zone at select meet-and-greet opportunities.
Also on-site, fans can purchase hats to benefit K9s For Warriors, a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing service canines to military veterans suffering from Post-Traumatic Stress Disability, traumatic brain injury or other military trauma as a result of military service post 9/11.
"Stryker's presence at the tournament signifies their commitment to educate consumers about the importance of healthy joints," said professional golfer and Stryker GetAroundKnee® recipient, Fred Funk. "I always enjoy interacting with fans and sharing my story of recovery so others can see firsthand how they too have options for joint pain."
Funk, a Stryker brand ambassador since 2011, is one of the most recognizable names and personalities in professional golf. During his career, which spans more than 20 years, Funk has won eight titles on the PGA TOUR, including THE PLAYERS Championship in 2005, and six titles on the PGA TOUR Champions, including the 2009 U.S. Senior Open. Funk underwent total knee replacement in November 2009 and received Stryker's GetAroundKnee. He won the 2010 JELD-WEN Tradition the following season, becoming the first player ever to win a PGA TOUR-sanctioned event after total knee replacement surgery.
For a full list of tournaments stops, additional information on the Stryker Challenge please visit: www.StrykerChallenge.com.
About StrykerStryker 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 TOURThe PGA TOUR is the world's premier membership organization for touring professional golfers, co-sanctioning 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.
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, and provide financial opportunities for TOUR players.
Worldwide, PGA TOUR tournaments are broadcast to more than 1 billion households in 226 countries and territories in 32 languages. Virtually all tournaments are organized as non-profit organizations in order to maximize charitable giving. In 2015, tournaments across all Tours generated a record $160 million for local and national charitable organizations, bringing the all-time total to $2.3 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, FL.
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