Chicago Fire FC announced a new multi-year partnership with CURAD®, a Medline brand and leading provider of world-class consumer medical products.
With this new partnership, CURAD becomes the “Official Medical Supplier of Chicago Fire FC,” providing first aid and performance-related products for the Club’s first team and Academy. CURAD will also be the presenting partner of the Chicago Fire FC content series, “No Little Plans,” which highlights the team’s players and exclusive stories throughout the season.
"We're proud to partner with CURAD, a fellow Chicagoland company and leader in the healthcare space,” said Chicago Fire FC President of Business Operations Dave Baldwin. “As an organization, ensuring the health and safety of our players is one of our top priorities. This new partnership with CURAD will enhance our ability to provide a high level of medical care to our athletes."
As an additional aspect of the partnership, the Club will recognize local essential workers at a Fire match later this season. The Fire will provide discounted match tickets, exclusive experiences, and branded merchandise for first responders and essential workers from the Chicagoland area to recognize their respective contributions to the community.
“We are thrilled to announce this collaboration between CURAD and the Chicago Fire FC. The Club’s goal to contribute to the quality of life in Chicago and our surrounding communities is a shared passion. Our cutting-edge, hospital-quality medical products not only help the Club’s athletes stay on the field, but they can also help Chicago fans and families live a healthy and active lifestyle at home,” said Kurt Schmidt, Senior Marketing Manager for the Retail and Consumer Division at Medline.
Since being acquired by Medline in 2007, the CURAD brand has been re-energized – introducing many innovative solutions for a broad range of health concerns. With new Truly Ouchless® EZ Release™ adhesive technology, rugged Performance Series® bandages and tapes, and advanced options like antimicrobial wound gel, hydrocolloids, antibacterial bandages, super absorbent dressings and foam bandages, CURAD remains at the forefront of creating world-class consumer medical products for home use. Learn more at www.curad.com.
About Chicago Fire FC
The Chicago Fire Football Club was founded on October 8, 1997, on the 126th anniversary of the Great Chicago Fire. The Fire have won six major domestic championship titles, including the 1998 MLS Cup, the 1998, 2000, 2003 and 2006 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cups, as well as the 2003 MLS Supporters’ Shield. The Club's charitable arm, the Chicago Fire Foundation, was recognized as ESPN’s 2019 Sports Humanitarian Team of the Year. The Fire plays their home matches at historic Soldier Field. For more information, visit www.chicagofirefc.com.