KEARNEY, Neb. — University of Nebraska Medical Center students and faculty in Kearney will offer free physicals this month for Special Olympics athletes in central Nebraska.

UNMC says students and faculty from its College of Nursing Kearney Division and College of Allied Health Professions in Kearney will offer the free sports exams Sept. 9. The exams are for current and new athletes from the Kearney, Grand Island and Hastings areas who plan to compete in the Special Olympics.

Special Olympics competitions are held throughout the state for regional and state events in September and October.

Pre-registration is encouraged. To pre-register online, visit http://www.sone.org/programs/kearney-medfest.html .