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Northeast Georgia Health System becomes official healthcare partner of UNG Athletics
Northeast Georgia Health System was announced as the official healthcare partner of University of North Georgia Athletics. A game basketball was presented from UNG president Bonita Jacobs to NGHS President and CEO Carol Burrell during UNG’s basketball homecoming today. - photo by For the Dawson County News

The University of North Georgia (UNG) recently announced that Northeast Georgia Health System (NGHS) is the new official healthcare partner of UNG Athletics. The agreement is one of the few in the nation for an NCAA Division II athletics program.

"This partnership reflects the strength of our athletic program and is indicative of our vision to grow the program in the years to come," UNG Athletics Director Lindsay Reeves said in a press release. "We are excited to have the opportunity to work alongside NGHS whose commitment to community mirrors our own."

According to the press release, as the official healthcare partner of UNG Athletics, NGHS will be recognized during all events across UNG’s 13 sports and will serve as the title sponsor for the UNG Nighthawks Gala and presenting sponsor Starlight Celebration and the Regional Education and Economic Development Summit.

In addition to the athletic partnership, NGHS will collaborate with UNG on health initiatives and wellness expos.

"We are honored to support UNG," NGHS President and CEO Carol Burrell said in the release. "Both of our organizations have deep roots in north Georgia and have grown tremendously over the past few years. Our shared commitment to the community makes this partnership a natural fit."