Healthy Athletes is a Special Olympics program that provides free health examinations in a fun, welcoming environment that removes the anxiety and trepidation people with intellectual disabilities often experience when faced with a visit to a medical professional. The Healthy Athletes screening is open to all Special Olympics athletes.
Opening Eyes increases athletes’ access to care by providing free eye assessments, prescription eyewear, sunglasses and sports goggles to people with intellectual disabilities. At the end of the 12-step visual exam, a decision is made if new glasses may be helpful. Through the generosity of our corporate sponsors Essilor (lenses) and Safilo (frames), athletes choose from a selection of free eyewear or plano sunglasses.
Strong Minds is an interactive learning activity focused on developing adaptive coping skills. Competition provides a natural opportunity to develop active strategies for maintaining emotional wellness under stress, such as: thinking positive thoughts, releasing stress and connecting with others. Athletes learn about and try a few different active coping strategies as they move through the stations.
Fit Feet offers podiatric screenings to evaluate ankles, feet, lower extremity biomechanics,
and proper shoe and sock gear to athletes. Many athletes suffer from foot and ankle pain, or deformities that impair their performance.
Secure your spot on our FREE Healthy Athletes Volunteer charter bus from Seattle to Tri-Cities on November 23rd! Click here to sign up!
Location: Chiawana High School, Pasco: 8125 W Argent Rd, Pasco, WA 99301
We Need Volunteers!
SOWA is seeking clinical, public health professionals, wellness professionals, and students to assist in FREE screenings and education stations. Register here!
Please email Della at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions!