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St. Luke donates to local athletic booster clubs

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RONAN — Several years ago, St. Luke Community Healthcare transitioned to performing sports physicals as part of a student athlete’s annual well child check. “This change offered a more comprehensive check-up for the athletes,” said Whitney Liegakos, PR Manager at St. Luke. “The student and their family physician cover a wider range of areas than a typical physical, including development milestones and mental well-being. This annual exam is important for all children, including students.” As a thank you to the community for taking time to bring children in for their annual visit, St. Luke donates $25 to a student’s athletic booster club if a sports physical is performed during their well child check. This summer, St. Luke performed 376 well child checks with sports physicals, which added up to $9,400 in donations going out to the community.

 Ronan was eligible for $2,750 of those donated dollars and Polson was eligible for $2,725. St. Luke providers recently attended local football games to present the checks and show their support for this important cause. “We see it as a huge win-win for the athletes, the providers, and the schools as well,” explains Liegakos. “It allows us a unique opportunity to support the local booster clubs while also offering a higher level of care to the students. With our community clinics located through the Valley in Polson, Ronan, and St. Ignatius, students and student athletes have ample options for completing their wellness check every year. We hope to continue the tradition.”


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