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Florida Hospital Flagler Provides Free Physicals To Local Youth
Florida Hospital Flagler’s walk-in clinic, Prompt Care, has provided 83 free physicals to the Flagler County Police Athletic League (PAL) Pop Warner Football and Cheerleading teams.
Normally, these physicals would have cost parents $35 for a pediatric physical, saving the Flagler PAL Pop Warner families nearly $3,000.
“Every year, a local chiropractor performs sports physicals for us at a discounted rate,” said Jessica Kasch, Flagler PAL Pop Warner Football/Cheer President. “Florida Hospital Flagler providing these physicals for free has benefitted our participants’
The Flagler PAL Pop Warner football and cheerleading programs serves more than 300 kids per year and is managed entirely by a volunteer staff.
Pop Warner Little Scholars, Inc., is a non-profit organization that provides youth football and cheer & dance programs for participants in 42 states and several countries around the world. Founded in 1929 and composed of approximately 425,000 young people, ranging from ages 5 to 16 years old, Pop Warner is the largest youth football, cheer and dance program in the world.
Pop Warner's commitment to academics is what separates the program from other youth sports around the world; it requires participants to maintain academic standards in order to participate.