Athletes to get free EKG screening
McAllen ISD is pleased to announce that athletes in all the high schools and middle schools will have the opportunity to participate in the Who We Play For Program.
This program will provide an electrocardiogram (ECG or EKG) screen which can help identify young athletes who are at risk for Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA), a serious condition which can result from an abrupt loss of heart function. Parental consent is required. Consent and information forms were distributed at the participating schools.
This heart screening is free to athletes this school year due to a generous donation from the “Cody Stephens Go Big or Go Home Foundation.” These are the only dates and times that the test will be provided free of charge for all McAllen ISD student athletes. The testing schedule is as follows:
DATE MORNING AFTERNOON
May 21 Brown Lincoln
May 22 Travis McAllen High
May 23 Memorial Rowe
May 24 De Leon Morris
May 25 Fossum Cathey
Please call Paula Gonzalez, McAllen ISD Athletic Director, for any further questions at 956-618-6089.