U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar to visit Healthy Athletes Village and hand out awards
MINNEAPOLIS, June 20 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today is the last day to catch Summer Games action at the
Healthy Athletes is an initiative designed to increase the health and fitness of people with intellectual disabilities, a medically underserved population. The Healthy Athletes program works to improve access to health care by providing free screenings, making referrals to local health practitioners and training health professionals and students about the needs of people with intellectual disabilities.
Healthy Athletes Village will offer MedFest, Opening Eyes, Health Promotion, a Health Fair and blood glucose screenings by the International Diabetes Center from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. today. MedFest, which runs from 9 a.m.-1 p.m., is an opportunity for current and prospective Special Olympics Minnesota athletes to receive a free sports physical, a requirement for Special Olympics registration.
Volleyball will take place at the
Special Olympics Minnesota offers children and adults with intellectual disabilities year-round sports training and competition. Through Special Olympics' athletic, health and leadership programs, people with intellectual disabilities transform themselves, their communities and the world.
2009 Summer Games Schedule of Events Thursday, June 18 University of Minnesota Bierman Athletics Complex -- Track and Field Competition 11:30 a.m. -3 p.m. -- Olympic Town Noon - 4 p.m. -- Healthy Athletes Healthy Hearing Noon - 3 p.m. Health Fair Noon - 3 p.m. Fit Feet Noon - 4 p.m. Friday, June 19 University of Minnesota Bierman Athletics Complex -- Track and Field Competition 8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m. -- Olympic Town 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. -- Healthy Athlete Village FUNfitness 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. Special Smiles 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. Health Fair 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. Opening Eyes 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Healthy Hearing 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. Blood Glucose Screening 10 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Mini-Hops Gymnastics Club, Minnetonka -- Rhythmic Gymnastics Competition 2:30 - 5:30 p.m. University of Minnesota Bierman Field -- Pre-Ceremonies Entertainment 5 - 7:20 p.m. -- Celebration Ceremonies 7:30 - 8:30 p.m. Saturday, June 20 University of Minnesota Bierman Athletics Complex -- Track and Field Competition 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. -- Olympic Town 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. -- Healthy Athletes Village Opening Eyes 9 a.m. - noon Blood Glucose Screening 9 a.m. - noon MedFest 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. Health Promotion 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. Health Fair 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. University of Minnesota Recreation Center (3rd Floor) -- Volleyball Competition 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Baseline Tennis Center -- Tennis Competition 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. Mini-Hops Gymnastics Club, Minnetonka -- Artistic Gymnastics Competition 2:30 - 5:30 p.m.
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