Nebraska Medicine receives gift from Union Omaha for coronavirus relief efforts

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Nebraska Medicine has received a $2,500 gift from soccer club Union Omaha to help with the medical center’s ongoing efforts to combat the coronavirus. The gift was presented during halftime of the club’s last regular season match at Werner Park on October 24.

The gift was made possible through the sale of Union Omaha’s 2020 inaugural season jerseys that featured Nebraska Medicine as a club partner. CHI Health, also a partner, was presented with the same gift.

“This season has been successful on and off the field,” said Martie Cordaro, the club’s president. “Honoring front-line healthcare workers has been at the forefront of 2020. Their efforts will forever be memorialized on our inaugural season jerseys.”

In April, Union Omaha launched its inaugural season and offered season partnerships to Nebraska Medicine and CHI Health with a commitment to donate a portion of the sales of each jersey to honor frontline health care workers and support each organization’s COVID-19 relief efforts.

“Seeing the Nebraska Medicine emblem on these jerseys this season has been a source of pride for our health care teams,” said James Linder, M.D., CEO of Nebraska Medicine. “We are grateful for this donation which supports the important work we are doing. After months of being on the frontline of the COVID-19 pandemic, it provides a morale boost at a crucial time for our colleagues.”

The Nike jerseys feature the club’s crest on the front right side and featured the health care partners across the front of the shirts, with Nebraska Medicine being featured on the club’s white shirts and CHI Health on its black shirts.

Both jerseys featured the #BendTheCurve hashtag which is part of a national awareness campaign to combat the spread of COVID-19.

About Nebraska Medicine

Nebraska Medicine leads the world in transforming lives to create a healthy future through extraordinary care, discovery and learning. The most esteemed academic medical center in the region, Nebraska Medicine offers exceptional patient care combined with innovative research and education through its partner, the University of Nebraska Medical Center. This organization provides its patients with access to more than 1,000 physicians, 809-licensed hospital beds in Omaha and Bellevue, and nearly 40 specialty and primary care clinics in Omaha and the surrounding area. Find Nebraska Medicine online at nebraskamed.com.

About Union Omaha

Union Omaha is the eleventh team to play in League One and the only professional soccer team in the state of Nebraska. USL League One is a United States Soccer Federation-sanctioned professional men’s soccer league that has just completed its inaugural season and occupies the third tier of the American soccer landscape, below USL Championship (tier two) and Major League Soccer (tier one). Union Omaha will play its home matches at Werner Park in Sarpy County, also home to the Omaha Storm Chasers of Minor League Baseball. The team is led by Head Coach Jay Mims on the field and COO Matt Homonoff in the front office. Learn more about Union Omaha at unionomaha.com.

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