Free Sports Physicals Draw Hundreds of Students to South Haven

June 2, 2016

SOUTH HAVEN, MICH.– Free sports physicals drew 270 students to South Haven Health System on Wednesday. Middle and high school students from area schools lined up at the Wellness and Rehabilitation Center to get ready for the upcoming sports season.

Chris Rigozzi-Solano, mother of two Bangor High School students, is thankful for the free sports physicals, co-sponsored by the South Haven Health System Foundation and Entergy’s Palisades Nuclear Power Plant. In order to participate in interscholastic sports at the middle and high school level, the State of Michigan requires every student to undergo a yearly sports physical.

“As a parent, it saves you from having to take time off and schedule a doctor’s appointment. It’s a big timesaver,” said Rigozzi-Solano. “It’s also a great resource for kids whose families are on a limited income or may not have insurance.”

Six doctors, one physician’s assistant, and several volunteers from SHHS and Palisades donated their time.

The SHHS Foundation and Palisades will co-sponsor the next round of free sports physicals on Thursday, July 28 from 5-7 p.m. at the Wellness and Rehabilitation Center at South Haven Health System.

About Palisades and Entergy

Palisades Nuclear Power Plant, in Covert, MI, generates 800 megawatts of reliable and virtually carbon-free electricity – enough to safely and securely power 800,000 homes in Southwest Michigan. It provides 600 highly-skilled full-time jobs for professionals in the area, plus another 1,200 specialty jobs during refueling and maintenance outages. Palisades pays $11.2 million in annual taxes, making it the largest tax payer in Van Buren County. Every year, Palisades donates more than $325,000 in charitable contributions to the community and non-profit organizations.

Entergy Corporation is an integrated energy company engaged primarily in electric power production and retail distribution operations. Entergy owns and operates power plants with approximately 30,000 megawatts of electric generating capacity, including nearly 10,000 megawatts of nuclear power. Entergy delivers electricity to 2.8 million utility customers in Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas. Entergy has annual revenues of more than $12 billion and approximately 13,000 employees.

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