Prisma Health Named as Presenting Sponsor for Forty-Fourth Annual Assaults on Mt. Mitchell and Marion

The Freewheelers Cycling Association of Spartanburg is pleased to announce Prisma Health as its 44th Annual Assaults on Mt. Mitchell and Marion presenting sponsor. The ride will be held on Monday, May 20, 2019 in downtown Spartanburg, S.C. and will last from 6:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Prisma Health is the new, unified brand of both Greenville Health System and Palmetto Health, who have “come together as a new, not-for-profit, multiregional health organization that is designed to improve the health and well-being of the communities they serve.”

“Prisma Health is proud to be presenting sponsor, once again, of the 2019 Assaults on Mt. Mitchell and Marion,” Jesse Stafford, MD, Chief Clinical Officer, Eastern Region, Prisma Health-Upstate, said. "In fact, we’ve kept that commitment for the past three years because our purpose and promise are the perfect parallel to this awe-inspiring event.”

Prisma Health’s promise is to: Inspire health. Serve with compassion. Be the difference.

Other 2019 Assaults sponsors include: emediagroup and Young Transportation as Hometown Hero sponsors; SPINX as the Cyclist Transport sponsor; Piedmont Natural Gas as a Rest Stop sponsor; and Pepsi as the official beverage sponsor.

To learn more about sponsorship opportunities, contact Caroline Gross at 864-360-1015 or

About The Assaults
A bucket list ride for serious cyclists, The Assaults is one of the most intense, premier cycling experiences in the Southeast with cyclists participating from across the nation and world each spring to ride from Spartanburg, S.C. to either Marion, N.C. (74.2 miles) or the top of Mount Mitchell (102.7 miles). To learn more, register, sponsor or volunteer, visit or email

About The Freewheelers
The organization behind The Assaults, The Freewheelers Cycling Association, is a Spartanburg, S.C.-based, 501 (c)(3) nonprofit community service organization founded in 1973. The Freewheelers’ mission is to provide education and promotion of bicycle safety and a forum for amateur sports competition and touring. To learn more about The Freewheelers, visit their website at

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