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Kansas City Royals extend with healthcare partner

The Kansas City Royals North American Major League Baseball franchise has extended its partnership with the University of Kansas Hospital.

The hospital will remain the official healthcare provider of the club – a position it has held since 2011. The length of the renewal was not disclosed.

As part of the deal, the hospital’s sports medicine and performance centre will continue to provide the team with medical care.

The Royals will also continue to stage its health awareness initiatives in partnership with the hospital. In addition, the hospital will receive in-arena marketing at the club’s Kauffman Stadium home arena.

“Trusting the experience and expertise of Dr. Key and the entire medical team has made a tremendous difference on the short and long-term health of our players,” Dayton Moore, the club’s senior vice-president of baseball operations and general manager, said.

The deal has been announced at an exciting time for the club, which has taken a 2-0 lead over the New York Mets in the season-ending World Series.