Proud To Be Presenting Sponsor For Corky Kell Classic

More than a million viewers on television and in the stands will get the chance to learn first-hand how Harbin Clinic cares completely for everyone during the Metro PCS Corky Kell Classic games on August 16.

For the first time in its 27-year history, the Corky Kell event travels to Rome for its opening games, and Harbin Clinic has signed on to be the presenting sponsor.  Two brand-new Harbin Clinic commercials will premiere during the television broadcasts of the game.

The first contest pits the defending Class 3A state champion Calhoun Yellow Jackets against the Class 4A Ridgeland Panthers at 5:30 p.m. The nightcap features the Class 7A Marietta Blue Devils facing the two-time defending Class 5A state champion Rome Wolves at 8:30 p.m.

Supporting Calhoun & Rome With Complete Care

Fans watching the games on television or other digital devices will also get the chance to see three Harbin Clinic physicians during the games.

At halftime of the Calhoun game, long-time Calhoun family medicine physician Dr. Ken Howard will talk about practicing medicine in Gordon County and probably show off his trademark handshake as well.

Harbin Clinic offers family medicine, cardiology and nephrology services in our Calhoun facility, and Dr. Howard has been a big a part of Calhoun for more than a decade.

During the scoreboard show between games, Harbin Clinic Chief Medical Officer and big football fan Dr. Ed McBride will talk about our commitment to keeping everyone healthy.

Sports Medicine Physicians Across Northwest GA

Orthopaedic surgeon Dr. Chris Piller will be featured at halftime of the Rome game. Dr. Piller has served as team physician for the Rome High Wolves for years and can talk about the great things happening with the team and with Harbin Clinic Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine in Northwest Georgia.

Our orthopaedics team in Rome serves as team physicians for Rome, Armuchee, Trion and Chattooga High Schools as well as Berry College and the Rome Braves minor league baseball team. In Cartersville, our orthopaedics staff has grown with the addition of a sports medicine expert. Both orthopaedic locations in Rome & Cartersville offer a walk-in sports clinic on Monday mornings to help athletes of all ages who might have gotten injured over the weekend.

“We are pleased to be a part of this great event and be able to help show the state how great the town of Rome is,” Harbin Clinic CEO Kenna Stock says. “We hope that all of the fans attending and watching the games have a great experience.”

Both games in Rome will be televised on the WXIA network of stations on Channel 36 (WATL), and the NFHS Network will provide the digital broadcast. Channel 11 will show the game their Facebook page via Facebook live as well. Live game-day stats and event information will be posted on

“The city of Rome and Floyd County were very determined to bring the Corky Kell to their backyard and we are thrilled for this opportunity,” Dave Hunter, the Executive Director of the Classic, says. “We are looking forward to a great evening with some top-level football teams.”