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Media release: On Aug. 22, more than a million viewers will tune in to TV or rock the stands of Barron Stadium to cheer on their favorite Northwest Georgia teams during the Metro by T-Mobile Corky Kell Classic presented by Harbin Clinic.
The Corky Kell event travels to Rome once again for its opening games, and Harbin Clinic has signed on to be the presenting sponsor.
“The city of Rome and Floyd County were excited to host the Corky Kell again and we are looking forward to a great evening with some top-level football teams,” Dave Hunter, the Executive Director of the Classic, says. “We couldn’t do this without the support of sponsors like Harbin Clinic, and we’re appreciative of this partnership.”
The first game pits the Class 3A Calhoun Yellow Jackets against the Class 4A Ridgeland Panthers at 5:30 p.m. The nightcap features the Class 7A Marietta Blue Devils facing the Class 5A Rome Wolves at 8:30 p.m.
During halftime of the Calhoun game, fans will hear from longtime Calhoun family medicine physician Dr. Ken Howard. He is a big Yellow Jacket fan and a devoted community leader in Calhoun where Harbin Clinic offers family medicine, cardiology and nephrology services.
Harbin Clinic Orthopedic Surgeon Dr. Brad Bushnell will make an appearance during the scoreboard show between games and Dr. Chris Piller – Team Physician for the Rome Wolves – will be featured at halftime of the Rome game.
Harbin Clinic Orthopedics & Sports Medicine in both Rome and Cartersville are dedicated to supporting athletes and teams throughout the Northwest Georgia region. Harbin’s orthopedic surgeons serve as team physicians for Rome, Armuchee, Trion, Chattooga and Woodland High Schools as well as Berry College and the Rome Braves minor league baseball team. Both orthopedic locations offer a walk-in sports clinic on Monday mornings to help athletes of all ages who have been injured over the weekend.
“We are looking forward to once again sponsoring this great event that showcases the talent of our dedicated local athletes to the entire state,” Harbin Clinic CEO Kenna Stock says. “We encourage the Northwest Georgia community to tune in or join us at Barron Stadium to support these teams. It’s going to be a fun-filled night.”
Both games in Rome will be broadcast on Peachtree TV and streamed live on the CBS46 app and on the National Federation of High School Associations Network at NFHSNetwork.com. All games, Atlanta and Rome, will have ESPN-like Gamecast play-by-play coverage at www.scoreatl.com and www.corkykell.com, along with full game recaps. Live game-day stats and event information will be posted on CorkyKell.com.
Tickets for all games can be purchased at ScoreATL.com and CorkyKell.com or as follows:
-From Rome City Schools: Corky Kell tickets go on sale at 5 p.m. Friday at Barron Stadium during Rome’s Soap Game. Tickets are $12 in advance and $17 on game day. Sale hours: Aug. 13-16 from noon until 2 p.m. and Aug. 19-22 from noon until 2 p.m. The tickets are good for both games on Aug. 22.
-From Calhoun High: Tickets for the Corky Kell Classic football game on sale at the Calhoun High School front office. Pre-sale tickets sold at CHS will be $12. Tickets at the gate on game day will be $17. Please contact Brock Holley (firstname.lastname@example.org).