It’s one of the best events in all of sport – March Madness. Everyone becomes an expert in bracketology, and all eyes are on the Road to the Final Four.
Did you know that male Division I basketball players are at the greatest risk of sudden cardiac arrest? They have a one in three thousand chance of experiencing it.
Every year, we highlight the stories of NCAA players and teams that have come face to face with cardiac arrest. We also engage in a little AED Madness and give away free AEDs to local youth facilities.
Partnering with our local NCAA schools – Temple, St. Joe’s, Drexel, Penn and LaSalle – we promote awareness at a home game, and ask the fans to select the youth facility that will receive the free AED device.
Drexel – Greenfield School
LaSalle – Shane Victorino Boys and Girls Club
Penn – Penn Alexander Elementary
St. Joe’s – Rizzo Police Athletic League Center
Temple – Beckett Life Center
Drexel – Police Officer Lauretha Vaird Boys and Girls Club
LaSalle – Northeast Frankford Boys and Girls Club
Penn – Wissahickon Boys & Girls Club
St. Joe’s – Germantown Boys and Girls Club
Temple – West Kensington Boys and Girls Club
Drexel – St. Frances Cabrini Regional Catholic School
LaSalle – Kensington Soccer Club House
Penn – TBD
St. Joe’s – St. Cecilia Parish School
Temple – Bryn Mawr Delaware Valley Tennis
We also give away AEDs throughout the year. Take a look at our beneficiaries. If you are looking to get an AED device for a youth-related facility, visit our crowdfunding site, GotAED, to set up a campaign.