The Joplin Globe, Joplin, MO

April 7, 2013

Freeman offers free physicals to area athletes

From staff reports
news@joplinglobe.com

JOPLIN, Mo. — Freeman Rehabilitation and Sports Center will provide free annual pre-participation physical exams to an estimated 2,000 middle school, high school and college athletes this week.

Offered to nearly 20 local schools, the free physicals will first be available to Joplin middle and high school students on Wednesday at Freeman Rehabilitation and Sports Center, 2206 E. 32nd St.

Physicals will be offered to additional schools later this month and again in July.

Parental consent is required for participation. Consent forms may be found at the Missouri State High School Activities Association website or are available from a school’s athletic director. Each student athlete must have a signed consent form before a pre-participation physical examination can be conducted.

For more information, contact Freeman Rehabilitation and Sports Center at 417-347-3737.

Schedule

Wednesday, April 10: 6 p.m., Joplin High School 2013-14 juniors and seniors; 6:30 p.m., Joplin High School 2013-14 freshman and sophomores; 7 p.m., Joplin 2013-14 eighth-grade students; 7:15 p.m., Joplin 2013-14 seventh grade students.

Wednesday, April 17: 6 p.m., Diamond 2013-14 grades 7–12; 6:15 p.m., Sarcoxie 2013-14 grades 7–12; 6:45 p.m., East Newton 2013-14 grades 7–12.