Company encourages fans to vote in Twitter Charity Challenge
DAYTON, Ohio, Dec. 17, 2018
— Midmark Corp., a leading provider of medical, dental and veterinary equipment, technology and services, today congratulated Kansas City Chiefs punter, Dustin Colquitt for becoming the football team’s nominee for the prestigious Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year Award. He was chosen primarily for his work with TeamSmile, a dental care advocacy group Midmark supports.
TeamSmile is the nation’s premier advocacy group that partners oral health professionals with professional athletic organizations to provide life-changing dental care to underserved children throughout the United States. Midmark works closely with the organization and supports its efforts through monetary and equipment donations, including Midmark sterilizers to maximize infection control. Midmark Teammates also volunteer at numerous TeamSmile events held throughout the year.
Eric Shirley, chief commercial officer, Midmark, currently serves on the Board of Directors of TeamSmile alongside Colquitt.
“Dustin Colquitt has contributed a tremendous amount of time, passion and financial resources to help serve at-risk children through TeamSmile. We are glad that he is getting the recognition he deserves for his ability on the field and his charitable commitment off the field,” said Shirley. “We are proud to partner with him and TeamSmile to provide life-changing dental care to underserved children. Getting these children to understand the importance of oral care and to provide that initial care sets them on the path for a lifetime of good dental care habits and long-lasting oral health.”
Fans are encouraged to participate in Nationwide’s 4th annual Charity Challenge, a campaign designed to support and promote team nominees. They can vote by using #WPMOYChallenge on Twitter with Colquitt’s last name somewhere in the post between Dec. 6 and Jan. 13. The player whose unique hashtag is used the most will receive a $25,000 contribution to their charity of choice, courtesy of Nationwide. Hashtag information and official rules can be found at NFL.com/ManOfTheYear
The mission of TeamSmile (www.teamsmile.org
) is to provide free dental care and oral health education to underserved children and to use the power of sports to provide a special lifetime experience to these children. To date, TeamSmile has served more than 30,000 children, provided over $17 million in free dental care and oral health education, and conducted over 160 programs nationwide. The first program was started with the Kansas City Chiefs at Arrowhead Stadium in 2007. The 501(c)(3) non-profit organization was founded by Kansas City dentist, Dr. Bill Busch, along with Jason Krause from Henry Schein. Dustin Colquitt attended the inaugural program, and has been involved ever since.
Midmark Teammates volunteered for TeamSmile with the Cincinnati Bengals this fall. Midmark also donated dental equipment to TeamSmile for the event to assist dentists, dental assistants and dental hygienists who worked to provide free dental care and oral health education to children in need.
TeamSmile Co-Founder Dr. Bill Busch with Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year nominee and TeamSmile Board member Dustin Colquitt. It's Cleats for a Cause day, and TeamSmile certainly appreciates the support from Dustin Colquitt.
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Midmark Corporation is the only clinical environmental design company that enables a better care experience for the medical, dental and animal health markets. With more than 1,800 teammates worldwide, Midmark focuses on harmonizing clinical space, technology and workflows for caregivers and patients at the point of care. Founded in 1915 and headquartered in the greater Dayton, Ohio, area, Midmark maintains production and administrative offices in Versailles, Ohio, with six other locations in the United States as well as subsidiaries in India, Italy and the United Kingdom. To learn more about Midmark, visit midmark.com
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