Press Release

For Immediate Release
Apr 18, 2016
Contact : Robert Cavanaugh, Manager of Public Affairs for Meridian Health  
732-751-3451
RCavanaugh@meridianhealth.com

Sky Blue FC Announces Meridian Health as Title Sponsor

Sky Blue FC and Meridian Health Enter Third Year of Partnership  

Neptune, NJ - Sky Blue FC of the National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL) officially announced today that Meridian Health will continue to be its title sponsor. In addition, the organizations will continue to partner on ways to serve the community and Meridian Health will remain the official medical provider of the New Jersey club, ensuring the best health of the team to compete.

“Meridian Health has been an exceptional partner for us over the past two years, and we are very excited to continue our relationship into a third season,” stated Tony Novo, Sky Blue FC President & General Manager. “Our world class athletes receive the same level of world class medical treatment from Meridian Health, and that plays a pivotal role for us on the field. Off the pitch, having such a top-class organization like Meridian Health as our title sponsor is equally as beneficial in the surrounding community and beyond. We look forward to expanding our relationship into 2016, which we expect to be a major success for both of our organizations.”

Meridian Health is a leading not-for-profit health care organization in New Jersey, comprised of Jersey Shore Medical Center and K. Hovnanian Children’s Hospital in Neptune, Ocean Medical Center in Brick, Riverview Medical Center in Red Bank, Southern Ocean Medical Center in Manahawkin, Bayshore Community Hospital in Holmdel and Raritan Bay Medical Center in Perth Amboy and Old Bridge. Meridian Partner Companies include home health services, skilled nursing and rehabilitation centers, ambulatory care, ambulance services and outpatient centers.

"Sky Blue is an amazing team with phenomenal athletes and we couldn’t be more excited to continue this partnership,” said John K. Lloyd, FACHE, president and CEO, Meridian Health. “As the official medical provider, we are not only taking care of the players, we are educating families and fans about living healthy lifestyles.”

“We are delighted to continue our fantastic relationship with Meridian Health,” said Christy Holly, Sky Blue FC head coach. “As a club that seeks to lead the way in professional soccer in the USA, it makes perfect sense that we partner with a medical organization that leads the way in their industry. It is very important that our players receive first class treatment and care during the season, and this is exactly what Meridian provides us.”

Season and individual tickets for Sky Blue FC are now on sale! Season ticket packages start as low as $130 and can be purchased online today. For any questions regarding tickets, call the Sky Blue FC tickets department at 888-SBFC-TIX (888-723-2849), and a team representative will be happy to assist you.

For all of the latest news on Sky Blue FC, visit the team online and follow us on social media: @SkyBlueFC

About Meridian Health

A leading not-for-profit health care organization in New Jersey, comprising Jersey Shore University Medical Center and K. Hovnanian Children’s Hospital in Neptune, Ocean Medical Center in Brick, Riverview Medical Center in Red Bank, Southern Ocean Medical Center in Manahawkin, Bayshore Community Hospital in Holmdel, Raritan Bay Medical Center in Old Bridge, Raritan Bay Medical Center in Perth Amboy, and Meridian Partner Companies that include home health services, skilled nursing and rehabilitation centers, ambulatory care, ambulance services, fitness and wellness centers, and outpatient centers. In May, Meridian Health and Hackensack University Health Network signed a definitive agreement to merge. Meridian Health has consistently been rated among the top performing health systems in New Jersey for clinical quality, is one of the FORTUNE “100 Best Companies to Work For” for six consecutive years, and is the recipient of numerous state and national recognitions for patient care and nursing excellence. Meridian Health is a member of AllSpire Health Partners, an interstate consortium alongside six of the nation’s leading health systems, to focus on the sharing of best practices in clinical care and achieving efficiencies. With more than 100 convenient locations, over 2,300 beds, nearly 15,000 team members, and affiliations with more than 2,700 of the area’s finest physicians, Meridian Health is a leading health care provider in New Jersey, providing quality health services, facilities, and programs. For more information, please visit www.MeridianHealth.com