Volunteers Needed for Healthy Athletes Screenings at Special Olympics Colorado Winter Games!


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When

Sat Feb 24, 2018, 12:30 PM - 05:30 PM

Where

Copper Mountain Resort209 Ten Mile CircleFrisco, CO 80443

About

REGISTER HERE:
https://www.classy.org/copper-mountain/events/healthy-athletes-screenings-at-winter-games/e162472

LOCATION: Copper Mountain - Center Village Conference Center (lower level)

Copper Mountain, 509 Copper Road, Copper Mountain CO 80443

The screenings will take place in Hastys and Ptarmigan (detailed map will be emailed out a week before the event)

EVENT DETAILS:

Through the Healthy Athletes(r) program, Special Olympics Colorado athletes receive free screenings in a fun, welcoming environment that removes the anxiety and fear individuals with ID often experience when faced with a visit to the doctor or dentist. Our mission is to improve each athlete’s health and fitness, leading to enhanced sports experience and improved well-being.

With your help at Winter Games, we will be able to screen athletes competing in alpine skiing, snowboarding, cross-country, snowshoeing, figure and speed skating.

We will be hosting two screenings, Special Smiles and Fit Feet!

The Special Smiles discipline of Healthy Athletes provides comprehensive oral health care information, including offering free dental screenings and instructions on correct brushing and flossing techniques to participating Special Olympics athletes.

Through Fit Feet’s free podiatric screening, the athletes will have their ankles, feet, lower extremity biomechanics, and proper shoe and sock gear evaluated. Fit Feet also provides referrals to athletes who require follow up services.

CHECK-IN: Volunteer check in will be from 12:00am -12:30am. There will be an orientation starting promptly at 12:30pm, so please allow yourself time to park and check-in.

WHAT TO WEAR: Each volunteer will receive a Healthy Athletes t-shirt to wear at the event, so you will be easily identifiable. Please wear comfortable clothing and shoes, and avoid sweatpants. Due to the potential icy conditions of the parking lots and sidewalks, please wear safe and appropriate footwear.

PARKING: Parking vouchers will be provided by Special Olympics. A map will be sent out before the event illustrating parking lot options.

MEALS: Lunch will be provided.

CONTINUING EDUCATION HOURS: Hours provided conducting our Special Smiles screening are eligible for continuing education hours. Special Olympics Colorado will provide certificates upon completion.

Questions? Please contact Leah Combs, Health and Wellness Coordinator, at lcombs@specialolympicsco.org.

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