Bruin Booster Club provides physicals, raises funds

Bruin Booster Club provides physicals, raises funds

Daphne Yu

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Photo by Daphne Yu

Today, the Bruin Booster Club held a Physical Day for both junior high and high school athletes interested in obtaining their sports physicals required by the Missouri State High School Activities Association for school sports. Since the spring sports season will begin in around a month, RBHS wanted to provide students who wish to participate in those sports an opportunity to get their physical qualification.

“It is our responsibility to make sure our students are physically able to participate in sports,” RBHS Athletic Director Dr. Jennifer Mast said.

Overseen by Columbia Orthopedic Group physicians at their location at 1 South Keene Street from 8-10 a.m., the physicals cost $20, and the proceeds funneled back into RBHS athletics.

“We are very appreciative to both the booster club and COG for this service,” Mast said. “$20 is a very affordable option for families, and it is also a fundraiser for the booster club.  It’s a win-win.”

The benefits are not only reaped by the Booster Club though. The convenience of the day for the athletes removes the hassle of having to deal with the act of getting a physical otherwise.

“It really makes the whole process a lot easier,” JV wrestler and swimmer Harry Stanton said. “There’s no setting up an appointment or anything, and it helps the school, which is almost always a good thing.”

Certain RBHS athletes have looked forward to the event, eager to help their school in any way they can.

“As long as it goes back into bettering our school, I’m down for it,” lacrosse player junior Staton Zaner said. “Every little bit counts.”

By George Sarafianos