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Free athletic physicals for GBMS and GBHS students
GBHS Football Coach Erin Beck with the 2021 Panther Football team. - photo by photo courtesy of Great Bend USD 428

Free sports physicals will be available for Great Bend Middle School and Great Bend High School student-athletes again this year thanks to the generosity and partnership of local health-care providers.

The walk-in event will take place from 7-10 a.m. on Saturday, August 6, in the GBHS Commons Area. Paperwork can be picked up in advance or will also be available at the door.

The Kansas State High School Activities Association requires an annual physical for any student in grades 7-12 who wishes to participate in interschool athletics, spirit, or spirit competition groups in the 2022-2023 school year. A primary care physician can also complete the physical, but the KSHSAA form must be on file with the school before a student is allowed to practice with an athletic team.

“Doctors in our community have been incredibly generous over the years, giving their time to provide free athletic physicals for our students,” said Andrea Bauer, public information director for USD 428. “This is a great convenience and service to our students and families that we’re excited to see resume this year.”

Contact the GBHS Activities Office, 620-793-1560, for advance paperwork or any additional questions.