Mass General Brigham Sports Medicine provided Boston Public Schools (BPS) free pre-season physicals (often a major hurdle for under-served communities where access to PCP’s is issue) on Saturday, August 13 at Madison Park Technical High School in Roxbury. Over 70 student athletes from all Fall sports including soccer, football, and cross country took advantage of the opportunity. Taylor Twellman, Revs legend also stopped by through Mass General Brigham’s partnership to talk to kids, sign autographs and also provide 50 free tickets to BPS for a future Revs game.
Mass General Brigham Sports Medicine with athletic trainers and clinical connections cover all sports seasons for Boston Public Schools which includes participation from over 2,000 student athletes. This marked the third time Mass General Brigham Sports Medicine clinicians have been able to offer free pre-season physicals for BPS athletes.
“Our team loves doing these to support our community and give these young athletes a chance to enjoy their sport. For many getting access to care is a real barrier to participation in sports and supporting the communities we serve, especially under-served communities is an important part of the mission of Mass General Brigham,” said R. Scott Gassett, Vice President of Sports Medicine, Mass General Brigham. “It’s also exciting for us as official sports medicine provider of the New England Revolution to bring team legend Taylor Twellman here today to meet the kids and also give some free tickets. It’s all about making these connections with great partners like the Revs and providing an important service to our community.”