Approximately 300 area athletes received free health screenings to ensure they can participate in team sports this fall. The annual physicals, organized by Charles Rush, MD and Gary Shapiro, MD of Kennedy-White Orthopaedic Center, were provided to student athletes from Booker, Riverview and Sarasota High Schools in the auditorium at Doctors Hospital.
“Without this free service, many of our players would be sidelined,” said coach Rod Dragash, athletic director at Booker High School. “It is a requirement of the Florida High School Athletic Association that every player pass a required health screening before being eligible to play.”
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Catch up on the week's most important and most interesting news stories from Sarasota, Longboat Key and East County with FYI Friday.
Deputies make arrest in murder investigation
The Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office has charged 25-year-old Karli Wilbanks with second-degree murder in connection the shooting death of her boyfriend Michael Goodman.
City, county closures scheduled for Labor Day
Government offices in Sarasota County, the city of Sarasota, Longboat Key and East County will close Monday, Sept. 1, in observance of the Labor Day holiday.