Healthy Athletes Screening
This is a fun, free day with lots of giveaways, education and free screenings in the areas of Health Promotion, FunFitness and Strong Minds Strong Bodies. Come out and interact with others, learn more about your health and get amazing resources and tools to help keep you healthy and active!
The professionals who lead Healthy Athletes screenings have received specific training to help them ask the right questions, and their interactions with Special Olympics athletes lead to referrals back into the health care system that ensure individuals will get the treatment they need.
Please pre-register each athlete by contacting Ashten Staffen via email or by phone at 604-737-3081.
Upcoming Healthy Athletes events
Healthy Athletes stories
Athlete Health Resources
"Working with Special Olympics has been an eye-opener. The athletes have such a positive attitude and have overcome so many obstacles it is a great reminder that anything is possible. The athletes are so appreciative it makes all the effort and planning worthwhile!"
-Nazima, health professional
“Everyone’s been dedicating their time, and that’s what stood out for me the most. I can’t believe this is happening, all these people putting in their time and effort doing this, this is a lot of work."
-Conrad, SOBC athlete, at the 2012 Healthy Athletes Screening Day
“It is the most wonderful feeling at Provincial Games to see the amazing health practitioners involved in the Special Olympics BC Healthy Athletes program. They take the time to check the eyes of every athlete. If prescription glasses are needed they are given for free, and if not, the athlete gets to pick out a pair of sunglasses. Healthy Athletes is such a great gift to all the participants.”
-SOBC coach Jim Cormier