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Seacoast Orthopedics & Sports Medicine to Offer Free Sports Physicals in Exchange for Food Pantry Donations

July 23, 2015

Seacoast Orthopedics & Sports Medicine (SOSMed) will offer free walk-in sports physical clinics for students ages 12 and up on Wednesday, August 5th and Tuesday, August 11th from 5:30pm – 7:30pm at their main office located at 7 Marsh Brook Drive in Somersworth.

While there is no charge to obtain a pre-participation physical evaluation during the clinics, students are asked to bring non-perishable, non-expired food items to donate to the Community Action Partnership of Strafford County (CAP) food pantries.

CAP is a private nonprofit established in 1965 that helps families and individuals meet their basic needs through early childhood and parent education, job training, food and nutrition services, utility and housing assistance, homeless prevention and transportation for seniors. The agency, which provides services across Strafford County, operates food pantries inside its Dover and Farmington Outreach offices.

“We are so grateful to Seacoast Orthopedics & Sports Medicine in helping stock our food pantries during what is traditionally a challenging time of year,” says Betsey Andrews Parker, CAP’s Executive Director. “Community partnerships such as this are what make a difference in the lives of those in need every day. And in the late summer, our food pantries are often low on food but still experience a very high demand so this is a great time of year to donate to our pantries.”

In addition to the two sports physical clinics, SOSMed will collect donations throughout the weeks of August 3rd-7th & 10th-14th at their Somersworth location. Employees, patients, and community members are welcome to contribute to the collection effort. At the end of the two weeks, SOSMed will match the food donation collection with a monetary donation (based on the value determined by CAP).

About Seacoast Orthopedics & Sports Medicine
Seacoast Orthopedics & Sports Medicine is one of the largest providers of orthopedic care in the Seacoast region and serves as the official orthopedists and team physicians for the UNH Wildcats. Its main office is in Somersworth with a satellite office in Lee. For more information, visit

About Community Action Partnership of Strafford County
Community Action Partnership of Strafford County is a private non-profit organization that works with community partners to assist low income and elderly residents in their efforts to become or remain financially and socially independent through programs such as fuel and electric assistance, homeless prevention and intervention, emergency food and shelter, Head Start, Weatherization, job training and placement and transportation. CAP of Strafford County has outreach offices in Farmington and Dover and Head Start educational centers in Dover, Farmington, Milton, Rochester and Somersworth. Visit us online at www.straffordcap.orgCommunity Action Partnership of Strafford County