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    Celebrating Grand Opening Today for Mayo Clinic Square: Mayo Clinic, Minnesota Timberwolves, Minnesota Lynx

Dr. Noseworthy at Mayo Clinic Square Grand Opening event
(L-R) Glen Taylor - Timberwolves and Lynx owner, Dr. John Noseworthy - Mayo Clinic President and CEO, Adam Silver - NBA Commissioner, Laurel Richie - President of WNBA, Betsy Hodges - Minneapolis Mayor

MINNEAPOLIS – Dignitaries from the worlds of medicine, sports, business and politics hit the court today, Wednesday, June 17, to dedicate Mayo Clinic Square in downtown Minneapolis.

The event was the first in a series of grand-opening events marking the strategic collaboration of Mayo Clinic, the Minnesota Timberwolves and Minnesota Lynx.Mayo Clinic Square Courts logo

"At Mayo Clinic we pride ourselves in teamwork," said John Noseworthy, M.D., president and CEO of Mayo Clinic. "We are proud to be part of the team that made this day possible."

Mayo Clinic Square is home to Mayo Clinic Sports Medicine and the new headquarters of the Minnesota the Timberwolves and Minnesota Lynx. Mayo Clinic Sports Medicine provides medical services to the teams and is located just across from their training facility and practice court.

"I've never seen anything like this," said Adam Silver, commissioner of the NBA. "It's the gold standard."

"I couldn't be prouder to be a partner of the Mayo Clinic," said Laurel Richie, president of the WNBA.

Guests at Wednesday’s dedication ceremony got a behind-the-scenes look at Mayo Clinic Sports Medicine, a 22,000-square-foot facility that opened in October 2014. It serves players and the public alike.

MEDIA CONTACT: Rhoda Madson, Mayo Clinic, 507-284-5005, madson.rhoda@mayo.edu

Journalists: B-roll from today's event plus sound bites from NBA Commissioner Adam Silver and Mayo Clinic President and CEO Dr. John Noseworthy are available in the downloads. 

Mayo Clinic Sports Medicine offers health and well-being programs, injury prevention programs, EXOS (formerly Athletes’ Performance) performance solutions, physical rehabilitation and sport-specific skills programs, and diagnosis and treatment of acute and chronic injuries for athletes of all ages and abilities.

The facility is staffed by orthopedic and physical and rehabilitation physicians, physical therapists, athletic trainers, and strength and conditioning specialists.

Wednesday’s event was the first of several grand-opening festivities that the organizations will host in coming days at Mayo Clinic Square, previously known as Block E.

Since 1990, Mayo Clinic Sports Medicine has been treating professional and international sports teams, premier athletes, youth athletes and weekend warriors from virtually every sport. Mayo Clinic Sports Medicine has additional locations in Rochester: the new state-of-the-art facility at the Dan Abraham Healthy Living Center and in the newly refurbished space in the Charlton Building.


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About Mayo Clinic Sports Medicine

Mayo Clinic Sports Medicine offers the largest, most comprehensive and leading-edge practice in the United States for the prevention and treatment of sport injuries and optimization of performance for professional, competitive and recreational athletes of all ages. For more information, please visit sportsmedicine.mayoclinic.org.