Healthy Athletes is a Special Olympics program that provides free health screenings in a fun, welcoming environment that removes the anxiety and fear people with intellectual disabilities often experience when faced with a visit to a doctor or dentist. Special Olympics recognizes that when athletes are in their best physical health they perform at their highest level both on and off the playing field. With more than 1.6 million free health examinations conducted worldwide, the Special Olympics Healthy Athletes® program has become the largest global public health organization dedicated to serving people with intellectual disabilities. Athletes with a current medical on file at SOWI’s headquarters are welcome to attend any Healthy Athletes event, even if they are not competing at the tournament.
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