Methodist Healthcare of San Antonio sponsors San Antonio Spurs SAN ANTONIO (March 14, 2017) – Spurs Sports & Entertainment announced today a comprehensive strategic partnership with Methodist Healthcare System that designates the largest health care provider in the region as the Official Healthcare Partner of the San Antonio Spurs and all SS&E franchises. The full-scale partnership with Methodist Healthcare will include activations with the Austin Spurs (NBA D-League), San Antonio FC (USL), San Antonio Rampage (AHL) and San Antonio Stars (WNBA). Methodist Healthcare will also be the Official First Aid Provider of the Bud Light River City Rockfest. As part of the partnership, Spurs Sports & Entertainment will have access to Methodist Healthcare’s team of experts, nutritionists, physicians and first-class facilities in order to help address injury prevention, physical rehabilitation and provide the very best care for players, coaches and staff. The partnership was announced today at a press conference held on the anniversary of former Spur Sean Elliott’s return to the court on March 14, 2000, following kidney transplant surgery. Elliott became the first professional athlete to return to his sport after a kidney transplant, which was performed at Methodist Specialty and Transplant Hospital in San Antonio. To see a video of Sean’s story, visit Spurs.com.