DOWNERS GROVE, Ill. — DuPage Medical Group (DMG) and the Joliet Slammers — a Joliet-based professional baseball team that plays in the independent Frontier League — announced a multi-year partnership that will officially name the Slammers’ stadium “DuPage Medical Group Field”.
Through the partnership, DMG will serve as the team’s name sponsor, official medical provider, Friday night fireworks sponsor, Military Appreciation Night sponsor and home run sponsor. As home run sponsor, each time a Slammers player hits a home run during a home game, the team will donate $50 to the DMG Charitable Fund — a charitable organization created by DMG that supports more than 30 Chicagoland non-profit organizations through grants, in-kind donations and volunteer service from DMG physicians and employees.
Offering primary and specialty care in more than 100 suburban Chicago locations, DMG’s roots run deep in the south suburbs with more than 30 clinic locations across Blue Island, Chicago Ridge, Evergreen Park, Frankfort, Hazel Crest, Homer Glen, Joliet, Mokena, Morris, New Lenox, Oak Lawn, Orland Park, Palos Heights, Shorewood and Tinley Park.
“We strive to make healthcare better for the communities we serve by offering high quality, compassionate healthcare,” said Dr. Paul Merrick, DMG Co-CEO and President. “We hope that through this partnership, members of the Joliet and surrounding south suburban communities will know that whether they’re facing an injury that comes out of left field or they’re in need of primary or specialty care — DMG is here for them.”
Dr. Michael Murphy, DMG orthopaedic and sports medicine physician, will serve as the head team physician of the Joliet Slammers. Dr. Murphy, who previously served as a team physician for the Detroit Pistons (NBA) and the Detroit Shock (WNBA), brings a unique understanding of the health and wellness needs of athletes along with expertise in treating sports injuries. “I’m looking forward to contributing to the team’s success by working to keep them healthy and on the field,” said Dr. Murphy.
“We’re excited to partner with DMG because of their strong south suburban presence,” said Nick Semaca, Joliet Slammers majority owner. “Both DMG and the Slammers are committed to providing family-friendly activities that will inspire members of our community to live life well.”
To learn more about DMG or to schedule an appointment with a DMG physician, visit www.DuPageMedicalGroup.com.
For a complete Joliet Slammers 2019 season schedule or to purchase tickets, visit www.JolietSlammers.com.
About DuPage Medical Group
DuPage Medical Group (DMG) is the largest independent, multi-specialty physician group in Illinois with more than 720 primary care and specialty care physicians in over 100 suburban Chicago locations. For 20 years, DMG has focused on making healthcare better for its patients and communities by offering high quality, compassionate healthcare. As a physician-led organization, DMG’s physicians work together — utilizing leading-edge technology and innovative treatment options — to ensure that each patient receives accessible and efficient healthcare. For more information, visit www.dulyhealthandcare.com.
About the Joliet Slammers
The Joliet Slammers play at Joliet Route 66 Stadium in downtown Joliet, Illinois, and are members of the professional, independent Frontier League. The Frontier League is entering its 27th season of play in 2019. For more information, visit the Slammers online at www.jolietslammers.com or call the ticket office at 815−722−2287.