Posted on: April 27, 2012
Faculty physicians at UCF Pegasus Health not only teach and care for patients in the community. They can pitch! Dr. Abdo Asmar, a Pegasus Health nephrologist, demonstrated his baseball skills by throwing out the first pitch April 17 as the UCF Knights defeated Florida Atlantic 12-3 at Jay Bergman Field.
Pegasus Health, the College of Medicine’s clinical practice, sponsored the game as part of the college’s Healthy Days and Knights partnership with UCF Athletics. The partnership includes College of Medicine signage at UCF athletic contests and health tips from Pegasus Health physicians offered during coaches’ television and radio shows.
Dr. Asmar said he was nervous that a bad first pitch might jinx the nationally ranked Knights. “As a sports fan, it was a great honor to throw the first pitch and represent Pegasus Health,” he said. “I’m relieved that after getting the game ball, the Knights scored a lot of runs and won.”
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