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Sentara Healthcare and Optima Health named Presenting Sponsor of 2023 Warrior/ECHL All-Star Classic

Thursday, October 20th
Sentara Healthcare and Optima Health named Presenting Sponsor of 2023 Warrior/ECHL All-Star Classic

The ECHL, in conjunction with the Norfolk Admirals, announced on Thursday that Sentara Healthcare and Optima Health has been named the presenting sponsor of the 2023 Warrior/ECHL All-Star Classic. The 2023 Warrior/ECHL All-Star Classic presented by Sentara Healthcare and Optima Health will consist of a tournament featuring the ECHL All-Stars and the Norfolk Admirals, with an integrated skills competition with points counting towards each team’s score. The game will take place on Monday, January 16, 2023, at Norfolk Scope Arena. “Sentara Healthcare and Optima Health have been ardent supporters of the quality of life that the Norfolk Admirals have brought to Hampton Roads for decades,” said Norfolk Admirals president Billy Johnson. “When the Admirals presented the opportunity to put the hockey world’s eyes on Hampton Roads through the Warrior/ECHL All-Star Classic, Sentara Healthcare and Optima Health immediately asked how they could help. They jumped right in to support this unique, national spotlight on the wonderful community of Hampton Roads.” Individual tickets for the 2023 Warrior/ECHL All-Star Classic presented by Sentara Healthcare and Optima Health start at $20 per seat and available for purchase by clicking here. About Sentara Healthcare Sentara Healthcare celebrates more than 130 years in pursuit of its mission – “we improve health every day.” Sentara is an integrated, not-for-profit health care delivery system with approximately 30,000 employees (including 1,375 physicians and advanced practice providers), 12 hospitals in Virginia and Northeastern North Carolina and the Sentara Health Plans division which serves over 950,000 members. Sentara is recognized nationally for clinical quality and safety, and is strategically focused on innovation and creating an extraordinary health care experience for our patients and members. Sentara was named to IBM Watson Health’s “Top 15 Health Systems” in 2021 and 2018, and was recognized by Forbes as a “Best Employer for New Grads” in 2022, “Best Employer for Women” in 2020, and one of “America’s Best Employers” in 2018. About the ECHLBegan in 1988-89 with five teams in four states, the ECHL has grown into a coast-to-coast league with 28 teams in 20 states and two Canadian provinces for its 35th season in 2022-23. There have been 727 players who have gone on to play in the National Hockey League after starting their careers in the ECHL, including 29 who made their NHL debuts in the 2021-22 season. The ECHL had affiliations with 27 of the 32 NHL teams in 2021-22, marking the 25th consecutive season that the league has affiliations with at least 20 teams in the NHL. Further information on the ECHL is available on its website at ECHL.com as well as on Twitter and Facebook.

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