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Dr. Rick Celebrini accepts new role with NBA’s Golden State Warriors
August 8, 2018 | by Fortius Senior Leadership Team

August 8, 2018 (Burnaby, BC) – Fortius Sport & Health announces that Dr. Rick Celebrini, a co-founder of Fortius, has accepted the role of Director of Sports Medicine and Performance with the Golden State Warriors of the NBA.

Effective September 2018, Rick will relocate to the Bay Area and join the leadership team of the Warriors. Rick has been a key architect and visionary of Fortius and has fulfilled the role of Chief Sport Officer and member of the Fortius Senior Leadership team since inception. He is a carrier of the Fortius purpose and is committed to assisting the company grow and develop in positive and evidence-based ways.

“Rick will always be a member of the Fortius team and we thank him for his dedication and commitment over the years” said Craig Thompson, President and CEO of Fortius. “His support and understanding of our vision to make a positive difference for all athletes will be hard to replace, but he has been instrumental in mentoring key team members to lead the way. Rick will always be a part of our DNA.”

“Fortius will always have a special place in my heart. Being involved from the very beginning with the conception, and seeing the vision that Scott [Cousens] has supported so generously be realized is especially gratifying,” added Celebrini. “I know the team, led by Craig and Lynda [Cannell], is comprised of great practitioners and even better people. I will miss my time at Fortius but intend on staying in touch.”

Celebrini leaves Fortius to take on an exciting new role within another world class, championship sport organization. This move allows Rick to consolidate his professional life and will allow for new challenges and growth. He is a committed family man and his whole family is wholeheartedly supportive of this move. He will be missed on a day to day basis but will continue to support Fortius and its future goals in any way he can. Fortius wishes him nothing but the best and looks forward to welcoming him home to Fortius at any time in the future.

On behalf of everyone on the Fortius team we will miss Rick’s regular advice and input and, at the same time, wish him and his family continued success in the Bay Area.

About Fortius Sport & Health

Fortius Sport & Health is an integrated athlete development centre strengthened through philanthropy and focused on optimizing athlete performance for life. Situated in Burnaby, B.C., they are home to a performance and fitness training centre, FIFA-standard turf pitch, NBA/FIBA/collegiate lined gymnasium, human performance lab, sport science and medicine institute, 50-room lodge and a chef-inspired bistro. Their integrated team of sport medicine and science practitioners share their complementary expertise to deliver precise, customized treatment and training plans for athletes of all ages and abilities, under one roof. Learn more at www.fortiussport.com


Craig Thompson
President & CEO
Fortius Sport & Health