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Raleigh Orthopaedic Clinic Selected as Official Medical Sponsor for Inaugural North American Caribbean Rugby Association Olympic Qualifying Event

Raleigh, NC, June 14, 2015 --( Raleigh Orthopaedic Clinic (ROC), Wake County’s largest and oldest orthopedic practice, has been selected as the Official Medical Partner for the 2015 North American Caribbean Rugby Association (NACRA) Olympic Qualifying Event. The two-day tournament will be held on Saturday, June 13 and Sunday, June 14 at WakeMed Soccer Park in Cary, North Carolina. This event will serve as the regional qualification for the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, which is the first time in history the Olympics will feature a Rugby Sevens competition.

Raleigh Orthopaedic Sports Medicine Surgeon, Dr. Joseph Barker, will serve as the tournament’s director of orthopedic care for the tournament, and Dr. Matthew Boes will assist. In addition, Raleigh Orthopaedic athletic trainers will be on the sidelines throughout the entire competition.

The national men's and women’s rugby teams from the following countries are eligible to participate in the NACRA Tournament: Bahamas, Barbados, Bermuda, British Virgin Islands, Canada, Cayman Islands, Curacao, Guyana, Jamaica, Mexico, St. Lucia, St. Vincent and The Grenadines, Trinidad and Tobago, Turks & Caicos, and the United States. The top finisher in each of the men’s and women’s competitions will automatically qualify for the 2016 Olympic Games.

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“Raleigh Orthopaedic is thrilled to be part of this first-ever Olympic qualifier event for Rugby Sevens. It is a great honor and privilege to be selected to take care of these Olympic athletes,” said Dr. Joseph Barker.

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About Raleigh Orthopaedic Clinic:
Raleigh Orthopaedic is Wake County’s largest and oldest orthopaedic practice. The orthopaedic surgeons of ROC are fellowship trained in their respective subspecialty areas which include: foot and ankle, hand and wrist, spine, hip, shoulder and elbow surgery, total joint replacement, sports medicine, and pediatric orthopaedic care. Raleigh Orthopaedic offers comprehensive orthopaedic care including an in-office pharmacy, MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging), digital x-ray, physical therapy, hand therapy, orthotics, prosthetics & pedorthics, durable medical equipment such as casts, braces, splints, and an Orthopaedic Urgent Care, which is open weekdays from 1:00 pm to 9:00 pm and Saturdays from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm. In addition, Raleigh Orthopaedic provides sports performance training, sports physical therapy and nutrition services for healthy and injured athletes with Athletes’ Performance at Raleigh Orthopaedic, formerly known as Athletic Performance Center. Raleigh Orthopaedic Surgery Center, a joint venture between Raleigh Orthopaedic and Rex Healthcare, is an AAAHC accredited outpatient facility featuring four orthopaedic operating rooms and two procedure rooms. Raleigh Orthopaedic is the Official Sports Medicine Provider of the Carolina Hurricanes, N.C. State University, the Carolina Ballet, and multiple high school sports programs in Wake County. ROC has offices in Raleigh, North Raleigh, Cary and Garner. Complete practice information is available at

About NACRA:
North American Caribbean Rugby Association (NACRA) is the governing body of the thirteen Unions in North America Caribbean Rugby Association. Its membership is diverse and currently includes, Bahamas, Barbados, Bermuda, British Virgin Islands, Canada, Cayman Islands, Guyana, Jamaica, Mexico, St Lucia, St Vincent and The Grenadines, Trinidad and Tobago and the USA. In August 2011 the Turks & Caicos Islands and Curacao were admitted as Associate Members of NACRA.
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