Today, Rockford FC announced that Geoffrey Van Thiel, MD of OrthoIllinois will feature as the club's front of jersey sponsor for the 2021 season. The season, spanning from April to August of this year, will be Rockford FC's inaugural season in the Midwest Premier League, featuring games against clubs from Illinois, Wisconsin, and Iowa.
Rockford FC President Samir Romero spoke highly of the partnership, saying, "We are incredibly excited to be partnering with Dr. Van Thiel for our inaugural season. With Dr. Van Thiel's focus on orthopedic sports surgeries, this sponsorship supports our club financially while also ensuring our players have connections with a Rockford-based practice should an injury occur on the field."
Dr. Van Thiel's practice also spoke enthusiastically about the sponsorship, "Geoffrey Van Thiel, MD of OrthoIllinois is pleased to announce his support of the Rockford FC this season as a jersey sponsor. As a specialty-trained orthopedic sports medicine surgeon, Dr. Van Thiel is an advocate of competitive and recreational sports for maintaining health and fitness and is committed to providing state-of-the-art care to help get athletes back in the game safely. Dr. Van Thiel is honored to be a part of Rockford FC inaugural season and sends his highest wishes for a successful, winning season."
Learn more about Dr. Van Thiel on his website: https://www.vanthielmd.com/
Season tickets for Rockford FC's season (both league games and friendlies) are available here. Tickets for individual games will be available soon.