RUGBY ATL ANNOUNCES 2023 PARTNERS
BARBOUR ORTHOPAEDICS RETURNS AS OFFICIAL TITLE PARTNER
ATLANTA–February 7, 2023–In advance of the 2023 season, Atlanta’s Major League Rugby team announces its official team partners and sponsors. Barbour Orthopaedics returns as the team’s Official Medical Provider for its fourth year while Silverbacks Park is back as the Official Pitch Partner. A mix of national and local sponsors have renewed their support of Rugby ATL, including Coca-Cola United, BODYARMOR, Prima Atlanta, H-Factor Water, Revolution Chiropractic, and PlayerData.
Terrapin Brewing Company is new to Rugby ATL this season, signing on as the Official Craft Beer Partner for the team. Terrapin will be highlighted this year in the NEW Terrapin Terrace VIP space for fans, as well as hosting all official away match watch parties at their Terrapin’s Atlanta Brewery and Taproom. Other new local, national and international partners for this season include Arrow Exterminators, Veldskoen Shoes, Elastoplast taping products, Unsukay Restaurant Group, Grinds Coffee Pouches, Aramis Rugby training equipment, OddBalls underwear, Budgie Smugglers swimwear, and Riddley Commercial Cleaning, with more to come.
“Terrapin is thrilled to be partnering with Rugby ATL,” says Brian Skyes, Terrapin Beer Company’s Vice President of Sales and Marketing. “With its enthusiastic and growing fan base and its roots in the local community, we know we’ve got the right partners with RATL. We can’t wait for Rugby fans to experience the new Terrapin Terrace and look forward to growing this partnership for years to come.”
“We are very excited about our new partnership with Rugby ATL and look forward to supporting the team in its quest to win the 2023 Major League Rugby Championship,” said Emily Thomas Kendrick, Chief Executive Officer. “One of Arrow’s core values is community. We give back to, and are an integral part of, the communities we serve, which coincides perfectly with Rugby ATL Foundation’s objective to use the sport of rugby to create opportunities for under-served children in the community and to develop future leaders.”
2023 Rugby ATL player kits will sport the following new and returning partner logos for all home and away matches: Barbour Orthopaedics, Terrapin Brewing Company and BODYARMOR.
“Our boys have been working hard this off-season and are ready for our home opener on February 17 at Silverbacks Park,” said Amanda Windsor White, President of Rugby ATL. “They’ll take to the pitch with the support of our dedicated partners and fans. Rugby ATL has experienced tremendous growth since our inception in 2019. We’re grateful to our sponsors who have invested in growing the game of rugby in Atlanta, and for providing a top-tier game day experience for our new and loyal Rugby ATL fans.”
ABOUT BARBOUR ORTHOPAEDICS: At Barbour Orthopaedics & Spine, our mission is to provide exceptional and compassionate care for patients with bone, joint, and spinal conditions at our medical and surgery centers. Our highly trained and dedicated team is committed to improving our patients’ quality of life through cutting-edge treatments, personalized care plans, and a focus on patient education and empowerment.
ABOUT RUGBY ATL: Founded in 2019, Rugby ATL is Atlanta’s professional rugby team and part of Major League Rugby. Led by the values of PACE—People, Accountability, Create Change and Execution—Rugby ATL aims to develop leaders and citizens in the community and champions on the pitch. The team’s Rugby ATL Foundation strives to impact the community, empower youth, and provide cultural and athletic education using the game of rugby and its core values. Rugby ATL is headquartered in Marietta and plays matches at Silverbacks Park. Tickets and hospitality for the 2023 season are available at: https://rugbyatl.rugby/.
ABOUT MAJOR LEAGUE RUGBY: Major League Rugby is a professional sports league entering its sixth season, representing the highest rugby competition in North America. The League evolved from seven teams in 2018 to twelve in 2023, featuring eleven from the United States and one from Canada. Matches are televised on Fox Sports, among other national and local market platforms. Select matches are available to stream live in North America on The Rugby Network, and all matches are available on The Rugby Network for international fans. MLR prides itself in fostering 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 www.MajorLeague.Rugby.