Each October, Team Southwest participants in the Area 7 MedFest event. MedFest, which is a partnering of Special Olympics and Advocate Medical Group, gives our athletes the opportunity to have the required "Medical Application for Participation" form filled out by a doctor. This event occurs during the school day and transportation will be provided to and from the event. This form is valid for two years and can be used for any Illinois Special Olympic event. Each year, Advocate Medical Group sends a great group of doctors and nurses who make the event enjoyable for all the athletes.