MANSFIELD, Pa. – Want to hit a homerun in family fun this summer? The Mansfield Destroyers baseball team and the Laurel Health Centers are teaming up to bring America’s favorite pastime to the community all summer long.
The Destroyers, part of a collegiate summer league, will take the field in June 2019 and feature top athletes from around the country. To ensure the athletes stay safely in play, the Destroyers have partnered with the Laurel Health Centers to provide an expert team physician: sports medicine specialist Kyle Ungvarsky, MD.
“With a passion for sports medicine and extensive experience treating athletic injuries, Dr. Ungvarsky is the perfect fit for the Mansfield Destroyers’ official team physician,” adds Don Lewis, President and Owner of the Mansfield Destroyers. “When I first met with Mr. James Nobles and Dr. Ungvarsky, I knew this first-class team is exactly what the Destroyers needed to stay healthy for our inaugural season on and off the field. I couldn't be prouder to be working with the Laurel Health Centers, and we hope to see everyone at Shaute Field on June, 6th for our inaugural season home opener!"
Ungvarsky is a board-certified sports and family medicine physician at the Mansfield Laurel Health Center with more than 12 years of specialized training in sports injury prevention, evaluation, and treatment.
“Having grown up with a love of medicine and playing sports, I found my passion in sports medicine. I understand firsthand the rigors of sport and the players’ desire to be at the top of their game, which helps me connect with my patients and their goals,” Ungvarsky explains. “I work diligently with athletes of all ages to prevent and rehab injuries, making it my personal goal to ensure they can return to play safely and quickly. I’m very excited to serve as team physician for the Mansfield Destroyers to help the athletes enjoy a successful, healthy season.”
The Destroyers begin their inaugural season on June 6, 2019 when they face off against the Hornell Dodgers at Mansfield University’s Joseph Shaute field.
“The Mansfield Destroyers are a homerun for our community, and we’re thrilled to partner with them to keep the team safely in play and bring more family-friendly fun to our area,” says James A. Nobles, President & CEO of the Laurel Health Centers.
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About the Laurel Health Centers
The Laurel Health Centers offer award-winning primary care and behavioral health services for the whole family in six convenient locations, including Blossburg, Mansfield, Lawrenceville, Westfield, Elkland, and Wellsboro, Pa. The Laurel Health Centers are committed to serving all patients regardless of their ability to pay, offering a sliding fee scale and 340b discounted pharmacy program to ensure all patients are able to receive the care they need. In 2018, the Laurel Health Centers were the only health centers in Pennsylvania to earn the HRSA National Quality Award. Services provided include pediatrics, family medicine, preventive care, obstetrics, gynecology, nutrition, diabetes education, physicals, internal medicine, sports medicine, mental health, dental services, and chronic disease management.
About the Mansfield Destroyers
The Mansfield Destroyers, a non-profit organization, brings high-quality baseball and entertainment to Mansfield, Pa. and the surrounding region. With experienced coaches and ownership, the Destroyers run their Summer Ball Club at the highest level possible, concentrating on training, practice, and player improvement. This team allows college players the opportunity to develop their skills at a higher level of play and be evaluated by Major League Baseball scouts. The Mansfield Destroyers make sure their players are afforded every opportunity to improve their game before returning to their collegia