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Terry Miller is the Chief Clinical Services Officer at Aurora Sheboygan Memorial Medical Center. He’s also a seasoned volleyball parent. His daughter made the varsity volleyball team when she was a freshman in high school, and her dream is to play in college.
“To make it to that level, you must improve yourself every year. Her coaches recommended personal physical training to increase her jump, agility, nutrition, everything,” he recalled. “We looked around Sheboygan, and that’s just not available in the area right now.”
In order to help his daughter reach her goal, he sent her to Milwaukee during the off-season for personalized training. She also played club volleyball. But those options aren’t available to every athlete who wants to play competitively.
“It’s not affordable for everyone. A lot of kids are at a disadvantage when it comes to having access to sports performance programs.”
That’s where the new Aurora Medical Center in Sheboygan County and the Health Lives Here campaign come in.
“The new facility will have sports performance, injury prevention and individualized training,” explained Terry. “Right now, we have the expertise to provide all these things, but not the facility where local athletes can do the correct training.”
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You can help ensure local athletes have affordable training opportunities close to home by supporting the Health Lives Here campaign.
“We invest in what our kids have a passion for,” said Terry. “There’s so much cost involved in sports right now, that having a facility like this in the community would be so special. It shows we’re investing in our community and athletes.”