The White-Wilson Community Foundation partnered with Special Olympics Florida to provide free sports physicals to local athletes throughout Okaloosa, Santa Rosa and Walton Counties on Saturday, December 10 at White-Wilson Medical Center’s main campus in Fort Walton Beach, 1005 Mar Walt Drive.
Volunteers from White-Wilson Medical Center conducted the routine physicals for nearly 30 athletes in need of renewal to ensure they may continue to benefit from Special Olympics training and competition.
“The Foundation is thrilled for this opportunity to provide support to members of our community with intellectual disabilities,” said Teresa Halverson, Chair of the Board of Directors. “By providing these physicals, we’re ensuring that Special Olympic athletes in our area can share their talents and practice active, healthy lifestyles.”
Halverson continued, “We strive to provide meaningful opportunities to bolster the health and wellness of everyone in our community. Thanks to Special Olympics Florida and White-Wilson Medical Center, we were able to make that happen today.”
Cydnee Parsley, Director of Health, Fitness and Inclusive Strategies at Special Olympics Florida said, “Special Olympics serves children and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities. We offer more than 20 different Olympic-type sports that athletes are able to train and compete in year-round.”
Parsley continued, “This is an incredible service to the community, and we’re very grateful for the support of The White-Wilson Community Foundation.”
This was the first partnership between Special Olympics Florida and The White-Wilson Community Foundation, but the Foundation aims to offer similar events moving forward.
For more information about The White-Wilson Community Foundation and to stay up to date on future events, visit whitewilsoncommunityfoundtion.org or call 850-863-8204.