Monday 11 June 2012

Ministry Partners with Riverside Athletic

Posted at 1:40 PM

Robert Sedlacek, M.D., Mark Gaulke,
M.D., Eric Filipiak, Riverside Athletic
Club, Ken Anuligo, M.D.
Ministry Medical Group and Riverside Athletic Club are pleased to announce a unique partnership that will offer better access for families in Merrill and surrounding communities
to the Parisi Speed School.
Developed by All-American track athlete Bill Parisi, Parisi Speed School has become nationally recognized as the leader in performance enhancement training.
Riverside Athletic Club has brought this prestigious athletic training program to Merrill and the partnership with Ministry Medical Group and it’s Merrill Clinic, located on the 4th floor of Ministry Good Samaritan Health Center will improve access to physical fitness facilities for families in need in the community and increase access to educational health care materials and information.
Specifically, Ministry Medical Group has established a scholarship fund to sponsor a portion of the costs for the participation of low income/underprivileged children or young adults in the Parisi Speed School. In addition, Clinicians from Ministry Medical Group’s Merrill Clinic will provide educational information and guidance on physical fitness and health related issues to participants and their families.
“This partnership is a fine example of our mission driven effort to improve the health and well-being of all people, especially the poor in our community,” said Stewart Watson, M.D., president and chief executive officer of Ministry Medical Group. “We have a strong community partner in Riverside Athletic Club and look forward to making this resource available to all families who wish to participate.”
The Parisi Speed School is targeted for youth athlete’s ages 7 and up with special focus on the proper fundamentals of accelerating, changing direction and stopping. Each athlete undergoes an evaluation before entering the program and gets a report card after each session for immediate feedback on their progress and some areas to work on. While Parisi has helped elite athletes, the program is also for the kids who are struggling as it heightens an athlete's self-confidence. Programs are provided at Riverside Athletic Club as well as sport specific training sessions and camps at area schools and with other organizations.
“This is truly a combined effort to improve the health and wellness of our community,” said Paul Kienitz, Owner of Riverside Athletic Club. “We are especially excited that this scholarship program will ease the burden of those less fortunate in our community and break down the barriers for participation.”
Ministry Medical Group scholarship funds for the Parisi Speed School are available by application for families of athletes who qualify for the Wisconsin Free and Reduced Meal Program or Ministry Health Care’s Community Care Financial Assistance Program.
For more information on the Parisi Speed School and Ministry Medical Group’s Scholarship opportunities, please call 715.536.2481 or visit
Ministry Medical Group, the physician-directed division of Ministry Health Care, consists of clinics located throughout northern and central Wisconsin.  Multiple locations offer convenient access to quality primary and specialty care services, along with consistently well-managed, cost-effective care.


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