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Clinic and SW Nebr. PT Donate Money from Sport Physicals to Booster Programs

August 27, 2015

McCook, Nebraska—McCook Clinic, P.C. and Southwest Nebraska Physical Therapy recently donated more than $5,000 raised from sports physicals to two school boosters programs. McCook physicians, physician assistants and Community Hospital's physical therapy department, Southwest Nebraska Physical Therapy, performed 255 athletic physicals last year for McCook Public Schools and 79 school physicals for Southwest Public School students. The money paid from the physicals was ultimately donated back to the school boosters programs. The McCook Bison Boosters received $3,830 and the Southwest Boosters $1,185.

Bison Boosters

Jennifer Morgan (second from left) representing the Bison Boosters, receives a check for $3,830 from money raised from sports physicals from Kristin Fulkerson, M.D., family medicine physician from McCook Clinic. Other Bison Boosters include Tom Wiemers far left and Dan Unger, far right. Representing Southwest Nebraska Physical Therapy is Cindy West, PT. The Bison Booster donation helps to support McCook Public Schools athletic programs. Recent projects funded by the Bison Boosters include: track hurdles, a football passing machine, backpacks for girls basketball, volleyball nets, track race timer, football lev sled and long jump/triple jump track improvements. Past projects include the high school bleacher projects, a new concession building at Weiland Field, tennis courts, record boards at the high school, needs for the coaches the budget doesn’t cover, new weight room and equipment, shower project and travel equipment for all sports.

Southwest Boosters

Receiving a check from Kristin Fulkerson, M.D., family medicine physician from McCook Clinic (right) and Stacie Van Pelt, PT, Southwest Nebraska Physical Therapy from money received from school physicals is Jack Ryan, Southwest Booster representative. The boosters received $1,185 for the 2015 school year. Ryan said the money is used to purchase T-shirts for incoming kindergartners, bicycle helmets for first graders and sporting equipment for junior high and high school sports. Southwest Boosters also pay for all interested high school students to get a student physical, whether or not they are participating in school sports.

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