Record Number of Students Screened at Fort Mill Heart of a Champion Day
Student-athletes from Nation Ford and Fort Mill high schools in York County, SC, participated Saturday in Carolinas HealthCare System’s Heart of a Champion Day medical screenings. The free screenings included an electrocardiogram to check for heart conditions that could lead to sudden cardiac death.
The heart checks were conducted inside Carolinas MED-1, Carolinas HealthCare System’s mobile hospital. Orthopedic and general medical screenings were also provided. This year, 456 students were screened—a big jump from last year’s 277. Fourteen students were found to have medical conditions that will require follow-up before they are cleared to participate in athletics. Three other Heart of a Champion Day screenings are scheduled in coming weeks:
Saturday, May 18 -- CMC-Lincoln Medical Plaza for four Lincoln County high schools (registration closed)
Saturday, June 1 – Carolinas College of Health Sciences for Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools athletes (registration underway; closes on May 26)
Saturday, June 8 – Union West Medical Plaza, Indian Trail, for student-athletes in Union, Anson and Chesterfield (SC) counties (registration underway; closes June 2)