In order for athletes to perform at their best, both on and off the playing field, we believe promoting a healthy life style to our athletes is critical to their success. The Healthy Athletes program is dedicated to providing health services and education to Special Olympics athletes and changing the way health systems interact wth people with intellectual disabilities. Our Summer Games will be the perfect venue to introduce and educate our athletes on healthy living. The Healthy Athlete screenings will be offered on Friday, May 31, 2019 from 11:00 am - 4:00 pm at the Boys and Girls Club of Truckee Meadows, Pennington Campus.
The athletes will rotate through different stations and learn about proper health care from trained clinicians for each of the disciplines offered.
Please sign-up to schedule a MedFest appointment, but walk-ins are always welcome. All information
submitted will be kept confidential and only seen by the Competition Director and the clinicians.
IMPORTANT: Minor athletes must have their parent or guardian complete this electronic document
on their behalf.
The ultimate goal of Healthy Athletes is to improve each athlete’s ability to train and compete in Special Olympics as well as in life. Attendance at Healthy Athletes events is very important and here is why:
In the US, on average, on a team of 10 athletes:
Coaches are encouraged to bring their athletes to the Healthy Athlete Pavilion!
Special Olympics Health, made possible by the Golisano Foundation in collaboration with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.