Another season of WIAA sports physicals is in the books at Ministry Medical Group Clinic’s in Rib Mountain, Weston and Merrill.
Each year, Ministry Medial Group provides free pre-participation sports physicals in the months of June, July and August for students entering grades six through twelve. As a part of the program, donations are accepted and are donated to the athletic department of each participant’s school.
This year, more than 200 students took part in the program with donations totaling nearly $3,500 which will be shared with athletic departments of 30 area schools whose students took part in the program.
“We are delighted by the continued support of this program by student athletes and their families in our area,” said Ministry Medical Group Director of Clinic Operations, Jennifer Rhea. “We hope this provides a valuable service to area student athletes and their families while giving something back to the programs in their respective schools.”
Schools that will receive donations from the 2012 Ministry Medical Group Sports Physical program include: Antigo Middle School, Arbor Vitae Woodruff, DC Everest Junior, Middle and Senior High, Edgar Middle School, Faith Christian Academy, Gilman High School, Horace Mann Middle School, John Muir Middle School, Marathon High School, Marshfield Senior High, Medford High School, Merrill High School, Mosinee Middle and High School, Newman Catholic High School, Northland Lutheran High School, Prairie River Middle School- Merrill, Roosevelt IDEA-Stevens Point, St. Mary’s Marathon, St. Peters Lutheran- Schofield, St. John Lutheran School-Merrill, Stanley Boyd High School, Stratford High School, Wausau East High School, Wausau West High School, Wisconsin Valley Lutheran and Wittenberg-Birnamwood High School.
The physicals meet school and WIAA requirements, but are not intended to replace regular check-ups with a child’s physician.