Club saves lives while fundraising during pandemic

WHAT: Colonial Soccer Club is taking steps to protect hearts and place AEDs throughout the Plymouth Meeting, Whitemarsh, and Conshohocken region. The Louis T. Savino, III Foundation and Simon’s Heart collaborated with Colonial Soccer to fund 9 AEDs to 13 soccer fields. AEDs and CPR Education will be provided during the Bill Lapp Soccer Tournament. Athletes will grab a ball, pick a song, and push to the beat. Surprise, they’re learning CPR! The Club looks to deepen their fundraising efforts to provide 3 more AEDs and further heart safety education in the community before the end of 2021.

WHO: Colonial Soccer Club | Louis T. Savino, III Foundation | Simon’s Heart | 5,000 spectators

WHEN: Saturday October 16th, 2021 | Bill Lapp Soccer Tournament

WHERE: Victory Fields | 201 E Germantown Pike, Colonial Dr, Lafayette Hill, PA

WHY: Sudden Cardiac Arrest isn’t just an adult thing. It is the #1 cause of death of student athletes and takes the lives of thousands of students every year. Colonial Soccer Club partners with The Louis T. Savino, III Foundation and Simon’s Heart to protect
hearts and save lives.

COLONIAL SOCCER CLUB | A note from Brian Cammarota, Health + Safety Coordinator | “It has been a dream of mine to assure that every heart is protected every day on Colonial Soccer Club fields. Thank you to the Louis T. Savino, III Foundation and Simon’s Heart.”

LOUIS T. SAVINO, III FOUNDATION was founded in memory of Louis who died suddenly in 2000 at the age of 15 on a soccer field from an undetected heart condition. An AED could have saved his life. The Foundation is dedicated to increasing awareness of, and preventing, sudden cardiac death (SCD) in youth.

SIMON’S HEART is a 501(c)(3) founded in memory of 3 month old Simon Sudman who died suddenly from an undetected heart condition. The organization is committed to a future in which parents and communities don’t lose children to detectable and treatable heart conditions.