AG Rugby Announces Ascension Seton as Founding and Jersey Partner
AUSTIN, TX (February 10, 2021) – Austin’s Major League Rugby team, AG Rugby, is excited to announce its partnership with Ascension Seton, who will serve as the founding partner and exclusive medical partner for the team. This partnership includes dedicated Ascension Seton athletic trainers, sports scientists, sports medicine physicians, and orthopedists to ensure the highest level of care and medical oversight for the AG Rugby team.
“Ascension Seton is excited to be a founding partner and the exclusive medical partner for AG Rugby,” said Adam Bauman, Vice President of Orthopedics, Sports, and Rehabilitation for Ascension Texas. “The passion and energy of AG Rugby is in direct alignment with Ascension Seton’s ongoing desire to embrace partnerships and facilitate opportunities that unite the community in support of sporting events and programs with an emphasis on family, health, and wellness. While we may be limited this year due to COVID-19, we look forward to the day when our fans are able to pack the stadiums and celebrate Austin Gilgronis on their quest of victory.”
Ascension Seton and AG Rugby hosted a virtual press announcement with AG Rugby General Manager Mike Sheehan and Head Coach Sam Harris. Ascension Seton’s Vice President of Orthopedic, Sports & Rehabilitation Services, Business Development Adam Bauman also joined the press announcement detailing the exciting partnership.
“We are thrilled to be working with such a remarkable medical facility in Austin,” said AG Rugby General Manager Mike Sheehan. “Health and wellness is something that both of our organizations highly value, so the partnership was a natural fit. From practices to match-days, we know we can trust Ascension Seton with the team’s well-being.”
AG Rugby will take strict health precautions and adhere to all COVID-19 safety measures. In addition to all match-day activities and live performances being outdoors, masks will be required and social distancing will be enforced to ensure the safety of all involved.
The 2021 season will kick off with a home game on Saturday, March 20 against the Utah Warriors. For more information about AG Rugby explore the site and to view ticket options, click the link below!
ABOUT MAJOR LEAGUE RUGBY:
Major League Rugby is a professional sports league entering its fourth season and represents the highest level of rugby competition in North America. The League evolved from seven teams in 2018 to 13 teams in 2021, featuring 12 from the United States and one from Canada. Matches are televised on CBS Sports Network, FOX Sports 2, and ESPN+, among other national and local market platforms. All matches are available on Facebook Live for international fans. MLR prides itself in fostering an intense and high-stakes competition, while bringing together a passionate community built on the values of Respect, Inclusivity, and Tradition. For more information about MLR, visit MajorLeague.Rugby.
ABOUT ELITE RUGBY MANAGEMENT:
Elite Rugby Management is the entity that owns and operates the AG Rugby team of Major League Rugby. Based in the City of Austin, Elite Rugby Management has engaged the world’s best rugby personnel and is focused on delivering a premier rugby experience through its ownership of the AG’s team and its innovative approach to game day entertainment, which will include live music, youth rugby initiatives, and much more. The 2021 season will be played at Bold Stadium, located in the heart of Circuit of The Americas, with matches televised locally on KBVO. As a team within Major League Rugby, the AG’s represent the future of professional rugby and entertainment within the United States. For more information about the AG’s, visit gilgronis.com
ABOUT ASCENSION TEXAS:
In Texas, Ascension operates Ascension Providence in Waco and Ascension Seton, which includes Dell Children’s Medical Center, the region’s only comprehensive children’s hospital and pediatric Level I trauma center, and Dell Seton Medical Center at The University of Texas, the region’s only Level I trauma center for adults. Ascension Seton partners with Dell Medical School at The University of Texas at Austin and shares a common vision of transforming healthcare through a focus on quality and value. Serving Texas for more than 115 years, Ascension is a faith-based healthcare organization committed to delivering compassionate, personalized care to all, with special attention to persons living in poverty and those most vulnerable. Ascension is one of the leading non-profit and Catholic health systems in the U.S., operating 2,600 sites of care – including 145 hospitals and more than 40 senior living facilities – in 19 states and the District of Columbia. Visit www.ascension.org and www.dellchildrens.net.
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