Special Olympics Florida MedFest at Streets Alive!

Special Olympics Florida is seeking current and aspiring athletes to participate in MedFest during the second annual Streets Alive! celebration at the Harborside (downtown Fort Myers), on Sunday, Nov. 2, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. MedFest provides assessments by Special Olympics Florida/ Healthy Community to allow athletes to compete in Special Olympics games. Nearly 80 Lee Memorial Health System medical professionals will donate their time to provide health screenings free of charge, no appointment required.

Special Olympics Florida provides year-round sports training and competition in a variety of sports for people with intellectual disabilities who wish to participate, giving them continuing opportunities to develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage, experience joy and participate in the sharing of gifts, skills, and friendship with their families, other Special Olympics athletes, and the community. Special Olympics impacts the lives of its athletes in profound ways, most notably in building self-confidence, friendships and self-esteem. Special Olympics athletes come in all ages, ethnicities, and economic and social backgrounds.

For more information, or to RSVP, please contact Nancy Sawyer, Sr. Vice President, Healthy Communities and Athlete Leadership at 407-402-8603. You can also learn more about MedFest on Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/events/547200472078611/

As part of the Healthy Lee initiative, Streets Alive! temporarily closes the streets of downtown Fort Myers to create an open setting where participants are encouraged to have some human-powered fun with walking, biking, jogging, Zumba, hopscotch, skateboarding, street games, jump rope, yoga, dancing and more along a 2-3 mile route. For more info visit: www.streetsalivelee.org

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