PVHMC's Sports Medicine Center's 2019 "$$$ for Physicals" Program Supports Local High Schools

Last Spring, for the 13th consecutive year, physicians, physical therapists and Associates from the Sports Medicine Center (SMC) spent several evenings providing student-athletes from our SMC-affiliated high schools with CIF required "Pre-Participation Examination" (PPE) sports physicals through the “$$$ for Physicals” fundraiser program. Thank you to all who helped to make 2019 another successful PPE year!

A total of 468 physicals were performed, raising $11,390 for the schools’ athletic training departments. Over the years, “$$$ for Physicals” has provided 7,282 high school athletes with required physicals while helping to raise a grand total of $165,785 to benefit our local high schools.

SMC physicians serve as team doctors at Bonita, Charter Oak, Claremont, Damien and San Dimas High Schools. In addition to working closely with their school's coaching staff and athletic trainer to provide PPE physicals, they also provide complimentary medical coverage and support on the sidelines during football season.

Pre-game ceremonies are held at each school with the team physician and SMC clinician or staff presenting the symbolic “big check” on behalf of the Hospital to the Principal, Athletic Director, Coaches, and Athletic Trainer. One can tell from the sound of the home crowd cheers that they are very appreciative of the support our SMC provides to their student-athletes!

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