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Special Olympics Minnesota Health Promotion

Special Olympics Minnesota (SOMN) offers Health Promotion, events that are focused on improving long-term health outcomes for SOMN athletes by giving them the information, encouragement and the facilities they need to sustain physical fitness and healthy lifestyle choices. Through Health Promotion events, SOMN aims to improve the quality of life and self-image of athletes by providing them with knowledge and tools to make better decisions about their health and well-being. 

Volunteers are needed to assist with athlete in-take as well as day-of health screenings including BMI and bone mineral density (BMD) measurements. All volunteers will receive training, a free t-shirt and lunch! 

Objectives 

• Improve long-term health outcomes for Special Olympics athletes by giving them the information, encouragement and facilities they need to sustain physical fitness and healthy lifestyle choices. 

• Improve the quality of life and self-image of athletes. 

• Provide the athletes the means by which they can work to better their own health and well-being. 

• Allow more people with intellectual disabilities to participate in Special Olympics and to retain those athletes who are currently active. 

When 

  • Spring Games 
  • Saturday, March 25th, 2017 
  • 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. 

Where 

  • University of St Thomas 
  • 2115 Summit Ave 
  • St Paul, MN 55105 

Contact 

Hillary Tyler Health Programs Manager 

hillary.tyler@somn.org | 763.270.7172 

Posted 
March, 2017