Saint Barnabas Corporation

11/19/2019 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 11/19/2019 12:50

Game Changer

The RWJBarnabas Health Athletic Performance Center at Rutgers University Kicks Off a New Era for Rutgers Sports.

For Rutgers student-athletes, the future is here. The state-of-the-art RWJBarnabas Health Athletic Performance Center at Rutgers University, which opened in September, is home to new facilities for men's and women's basketball, wrestling and gymnastics, as well as a sports performance/sports medicine suite, nutrition lounge, seating area for professional scouts and more.

The 307,000-square-foot, four-story facility brings Rutgers athletic offerings to a new level. 'It's a game changer for our student-athletes in clinical care,' says Pat Hobbs, Director of Intercollegiate Athletics at Rutgers University. 'They are going to receive the very best in sports medicine.' The facility was made possible by an investment from RWJBarnabas Health, the official healthcare provider of Rutgers Athletics.

'For far too long, we haven't produced, as a state, those facilities and resources necessary to have world-class athletes - and frankly, in New Jersey, we have world-class athletes,' says Barry Ostrowsky, President and CEO of RWJBarnabas Health. 'At Rutgers, we have world-class students. For us, this is a wonderful opportunity to invest in a great University.'

Happy Birthday, College Football!

150 Years of Athletic Prowess and Passionate Fandom Began at Rutgers University.

As a major milestone in Rutgers sports history is marked with the opening of the RWJBarnabas Health Athletic Performance Center, a national college sports milestone is also being celebrated: the 150th anniversary of the first game of intercollegiate football, which took place on Nov. 6, 1869, between Rutgers and Princeton. (Rutgers triumphed, 6-4.) The season-long festivities include themed home games and the unveiling of a new 'Victory' statue. RWJBarnabas Health, the official healthcare provider of Rutgers Athletics, is a presenting sponsor. To learn more, visit www.rutgersgameday.com.

To learn more about RWJBarnabas Health partnerships, visit www.rwjbh.org/corporatepartners.