Park District, Mercy combine on 10-year partnership

Staff Report

The Rockford Park District and MercyRockford Thursday announced a 10-year $2 million for the healthcare provider to sponsor Sportscores 1 and 2 and the latter’s Indoor Sports Center.

The sponsorship gives Mercy naming rights to the Park District facilities at the location, plus access to Sportscore II for Mercy employees.

“MercyRockford Health System has been a long-standing partner,” said RPD Executive Director Time Dimke. “We are thrilled to be expanding our partnership with an organization that has consistently been recognized as a premier leader in outstanding healthcare and patient outcomes.”

The $200,000 annual contract has a further 10-year renewal option at its expiration.

Sportscore 2 is currently under expansion; work on the new Mega Sports Center is set to begin in 2016.

UW Health, parent company of the SwedishAmerican system, was recently named the sponsor for the new Downtown Sports Center.

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