Real Salt Lake & Utah Royals FC Unveil Major Long-Term “Community-Focused” Partnership with Intermountain Health

NWSL Awards Expansion Team Rights to Utah

July 10, 2024 – National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL)
Utah Royals FC News Release

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah (Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2024) – Utah soccer’s two most prominent properties – Major League Soccer’s Real Salt Lake and the National Women’s Soccer League’s Utah Royals FC – today announced a new long-term partnership with Intermountain Health and its insurance arm Select Health in an exciting collaboration that will give players access to the top sports medicine and orthopedic experts in the region, and create a unique opportunity for the organizations to work together to elevate and expand community health and wellness initiatives to benefit the physical and mental wellbeing of the athletes and all Utahns.

“This is so much more than a typical partnership for us. As we crafted this collaboration with Intermountain, the words that continually resonated for both organizations were community, mentorship, awareness, and wellness,” said Real Salt Lake president John Kimball, on the eve of RSL’s 20th Major League Soccer season.

“We aim to work together to inspire children’s health, family health, to bring awareness to mental health needs and services to heal our communities. Our players, coaches, staff, fans, and Intermountain caregivers will connect in both traditional and innovative ways to strengthen our region, promote growth, provoke and catalyze change, and create cohesion in our community,” added Kimball.

As part of the new partnership, Intermountain Health, one of the nation’s premier health systems, will serve as the official medical provider for both Real Salt Lake and Utah Royals FC and provide world-class medical care and expertise for players and coaches for both clubs, as well as those with Real Monarchs (MLS NEXT Pro), and the nearly 70 athletes under the RSL Academy umbrella, beginning immediately.

Serving the Community

Working together, RSL, the Utah Royals FC, and Intermountain Health will look to enhance the health and wellness of families and children throughout Utah through innovative community initiatives that will be developed to promote the physical and mental wellbeing of youth throughout the state.

“With this partnership, Intermountain Health is working to extend our mission to more people – expanding in ways that help people live the healthiest lives possible,” said Rob Allen, president and CEO of Intermountain Health. “We’re thrilled to partner with the two most prominent soccer entities in Utah as we continue to focus on…

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