Health event offers free sports games, free screenings

Griffin Hospital’s Health Initiative for Men (HiM) invites men to receive free health screenings, earn some free games and take a chance to win an outdoor grill at its first Men’s Health Day on Saturday, June 29 from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Sports Center of Connecticut, 784 River Road, Shelton.

Held in recognition of Men’s Health Month, the event is entitled “The Nuts & Bolts of Men’s Health” and will feature a series of health information tables and free health screenings, including prostate specific antigen (PSA) blood test, blood sugar, blood pressure and body mass index.

Earn free Sports Center game tickets

For each station completed, attendees can earn a “Play For Free” card from the Sports Center, which can be used at most of the facility’s attractions such as the driving range, mini-golf and batting cages.

Attendees who complete five or more stations will receive a $25 activity card for the Sports Center.

Attendees also will be entered into a drawing for a Char-Broil grill worth $399.

About Health Initiative for Men

In an effort to help inspire men to have an annual physical and to raise awareness about men’s health issues such as prostate and colorectal cancer, Griffin Hospital launched the community-wide preventive healthcare effort, HiM.

The goal is to influence men to see their physician annually, and to be screened for various diseases that respond better to treatment if detected early. Learn more at