Los Angeles Sparks, the Women’s National Basketball Association (WNBA) team, announced a multi-year relationship with UCLA Health, which will serve as the team’s official healthcare provider.
The deal involved seven-figure transactions and the Sparks will join the UCLA Health sports community, which includes Los Angeles Lakers, Los Angeles Dodgers, and UCLA Athletics; UCLA Health will also act as the team’s official physicians.
The deal also involves the exposure of UCLA Health as they will be featured on the teams’ jersey as well as get featured on various multimedia backdrops at the Crypto.com Arena which is the homecourt for the Sparks.
“This is a historic partnership for the LA Sparks organization,” stated Sparks Managing Partner, Eric Holoman. “UCLA Health will provide world-class health care that our athletes need to compete at the professional level.”
“They align with our community pillars of women’s empowerment and health and wellness. We’re proud to wear their logo on our uniforms and be part of their family,” concluded Eric.
Johnese Spisso, President of UCLA Health, CEO of UCLA Hospital System and Associate Vice Chancellor of UCLA Health Sciences, commented the following about the partnership, “We’re proud to partner with the LA Sparks, a world-class team that has shown its commitment to equity, justice and improving mental and physical health.
“Our collaboration strengthens our commitment to serving greater Los Angeles and allows both our teams to empower women and families throughout the community.”
Sparks and UCLA Health will collaborate in the LA market to confront health disparities.
Los Angeles Sparks began training camp on April 17 at UCLA Health Training Center, and the season will begin on May 6 against Chicago Sky, which will be broadcast on NBATV and Spectrum SportsNet.