Uniondale, NY (November 30, 2021) – The New York Riptide are proud to announce a partnership extension with Orlin & Cohen Orthopedic Group for the 2021-22 season. As part of the partnership, Orlin & Cohen will continue to be the Official Sports Medicine Provider of the New York Riptide. Orlin & Cohen will provide all orthopedic and sports medicine services for Riptide players, including athletic training, game day medical needs, injury evaluation and treatment, physical therapy and all other player medical needs. Dr. James Paci, the Suffolk County Director of Sports Medicine for Orlin & Cohen, will continue to serve as Team Medical Director and Team Physician. Orlin & Cohen will see their branded patch moved to the chest of Riptide home and away jerseys.
In addition to their role as the presenting partner of Riptide Training Camp, Orlin & Cohen will also be the presenting partner of Opening Night on Saturday, December 4 and Health and Wellness Night on Saturday, April 16 at Nassau Coliseum. The partnership will also provide Orlin & Cohen with strong brand exposure through digital and fixed signage at Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum during Riptide games. In addition, the company will be the presenting partner for the “Riptide Post-Game Report” and “Orlin & Cohen Medicine Minute” in-arena and across all digital platforms.
“We are pleased and look forward to our continued partnership with the New York Riptide. Building on the enormous success our staff had providing great benefit to the athletes of the Riptide, this is another endorsement of the Orlin & Cohen quality, vision and reputation we bring to sports medicine,” said Michael Passet, CEO, The Orlin & Cohen Orthopedic Group. “Being on the sidelines, our physicians will be able to immediately evaluate players and provide timely feedback to the coaching staff and athletic trainers.” “The Orlin & Cohen medical staff is excited for the opportunity to work closely with returning players, new coaching staff, administrators and players”.
“We are excited to welcome the Orlin & Cohen team back for this season,” said Rich Lisk, GF Sports and Entertainment Executive Vice President. “Their desire to get our players to their peak performance was clearly seen throughout our organization. Their passion for the sport of lacrosse and the only professional lacrosse team on Long Island is second to none. Both of these factors equate to a strong community-driven partnership.”
The Riptide open the 2021-22 season at Nassau Coliseum on Saturday, December 4 at 7:30 p.m. To purchase tickets for Opening Night presented by Orlin & Cohen, click here or head to newyorkriptide.com/tickets.
About the New York Riptide
The New York Riptide are a professional box lacrosse team based in Uniondale, New York. The Riptide are one of 14 teams competing in the National Lacrosse League (NLL), the largest and most successful professional lacrosse property in the world. The team has been competing in the NLL since 2019, plays their home games at Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum, and will be returning to the floor in December 2021. This offseason, the Riptide hired NLL Hall of Famer Jim Veltman as general manager and five-time NLL champion Dan Ladouceur as head coach. The team also signed four-time NLL All-Pro Callum Crawford to a two-year deal and selected two-time Tewaaraton Trophy nominee Jeff Teat with the first overall pick in the NLL draft. For more information on New York Riptide lacrosse, please visit www.newyorkriptide.com or follow the Riptide on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or TikTok @newyorkriptide.
About The Orlin & Cohen Orthopedic Group
The Orlin & Cohen Orthopedic Group, which is affiliated with the Northwell Health system, is a Long Island focused practice with 23 offices spanning Southampton to Staten Island, which can conveniently meet all patients’ orthopedic and musculoskeletal needs. The practice features a large team of board-certified, fellowship-trained orthopedic subspecialists, as well as in-house advanced diagnostic imaging, neuromuscular testing, pain management, physical rehabilitation and occupational therapy. The practice includes an expansive and accessible team of physicians including subspecialists in sports medicine, foot and ankle, hand and upper extremities, joint replacement, spine neck and back, neurology, pain management, and radiology.