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It’s kick off time for Fort Bend GridIron Football League

Sugar Land, TX - 3/4/2011

Registration is under way for the second season of Fort Bend GridIron Football, sponsored by Methodist Sugar Land Hospital (MSLH) and Methodist Orthopaedic Specialists of Texas (MOST).

All students between the ages of 7 and 12 and zoned to the Fort Bend or Lamar Consolidated school districts are eligible to play in the Fort Bend GridIron Football League, which was founded by former Texas A&M and Houston Oiler quarterback Bucky Richardson.

“We are excited to kick off our second year in operation with the help and support of Methodist Sugar Land Hospital and Methodist Orthopaedic Specialists of Texas,” Richardson said.  “The Methodist organization really believed in our vision for a new community league and our players benefited tremendously from the partnership – from VIP treatment at the Methodist Sugar Land Hospital Emergency Department to the skill and knowledge of the sports medicine experts at MOST.”

Richardson said the Fort Bend GridIron Football League will likely triple its membership this year.  The league is designed to teach proper football fundamentals in a positive, community-based environment and is affiliated with USA Football, the official youth football organization for the NFL and the NFL Players Association.

Methodist Sugar Land Hospital and MOST have a long history of supporting youth sports and keeping young athletes healthy. The partnership with Fort Bend GridIron is just one of the many ways that Methodist Sugar Land Hospital and MOST support youth sports throughout the community.

Through its sponsorship of Fort Bend GridIron Football, MOST provides the league with a medical advisory team of physicians, athletic trainers and physical therapists that offer information and assistance to players and their families.  During the football season, MOST staffs weekly walk-in sports medicine clinics for the league.

In addition, Fort Bend GridIron Football athletes, parents, administrators and coaches receive VIP services at Methodist Sugar Land Hospital’s emergency, imaging and surgical departments via the MSLH Sports VIP Platinum Card.  Players receive same-day appoints at Methodist Orthopaedic Specialists of Texas and Methodist Family Medicine Group by scheduling through an assigned outreach coordinator.

To register for the upcoming season, visit www.FortBendGridIronFootball.com.  For an appointment with a MOST physician, please call 281-494-MOST (6678) or for more information about Methodist Sugar Land Hospital, visit MethodistSugarLand.com.

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