Free Health Screenings!
Did you know individuals with intellectual disabilities are more likely to have secondary health issues? Do not miss this chance to attend FREE health screenings from volunteer healthcare professionals at the State Summer Games!
The Healthy Athlete screenings will take place in conjunction with the Special Olympics Wisconsin State Summer Games; however, we invite ALL athletes with a current medical on file with Special Olympics to the screenings, even if they are not competing at the tournament.
The Health Promotion venue includes health screenings to measure Body Mass Index (BMI), Bone Mineral Density (BMD) and Blood Pressure. A fun and colorful environment will feature interactive, educational and motivational activities to encourage the athletes to improve their nutrition, keep physically active and modify their daily habits to help reduce their risk for disease and improve sport performance. Volunteers will educate athletes on the importance of good eating for healthy bodies and strong bones, physical fitness, and smoking prevention. There will be fun give-a-ways for the athletes!
Special Smiles (funding provided by Delta Dental of Wisconsin Foundation) performs dental screenings to increase awareness of oral health. At the screening, dentists and hygienists identify oral problems, while athletes are provided with hygiene education, a “goodie bag” with dental care items, fitted mouth guards and fluoride varnish!
Thank you to Delta Dental of Wisconsin Foundation, Golisano Foundation and CDC for making the Special Olympics Healthy Athletes program possible!