Last Monday, the San Angelo ISD Board of Education together with SAISD administrators recognized Shannon Medical Center (Shannon) for providing approximately 2,000 free physical examinations over the last two years for students participating in SAISD extracurricular activities like football, marching band and soccer.
“The coaches and the athletes of San Angelo ISD are very appreciative to Shannon, and its support of all of our athletes and band members by providing physicals free of charge. This partnership is extremely beneficial to all involved and we look forward to its continued development,” said SAISD Executive Director of Athletics Rodney Chant.
District representatives emphasized how providing the physicals is a critical service, particularly when administered at no-cost by Shannon, and where many SAISD families are under-resourced and may struggle to cover the costs of a physical.
Shannon Sports Medicine team members, Director of Shannon Sports Medicine Mark Duncan, Outreach Coordinator and Athletic Trainer Kevin Saverance and physician Dr. Andrew King accepted the recognition on behalf of Shannon. In addition to the physicals, Shannon was also recognized for a recent partnership to provide Shannon’s ASU clinical trainers as support on-site at SAISD middle school football games throughout the season to help ensure safe competitive sports for student athletes.
“We are proud to work with SAISD to provide these services as it’s part of our mission to ensure the best care for athletes all across West Texas,” said Mark Duncan, Director of Shannon Sports Medicine.
San Angelo ISD extends sincere appreciation to Shannon staff for assisting our SAISD families, students and student athletes, for being a strong supporter of public education, and for keeping our community, San Angelo Strong. The District also recently reminded families of the partnership with Shannon to bring the School Telemedicine Program to our campuses. For more information on that program, click here. To stay up-to-date on San Angelo ISD, please visit the SAISD website at www.saisd.org and follow us on Facebook and Twitter.