Medicor Cardiology Donates an Automated External Defibrillator to Bridgewater Baseball & Softball
The Bridgewater Baseball & Softball unveiled an Automated External Defibrillator donated by Medicor Cardiology on Tuesday at the Bridgewater Parks and Recreation Department Prince Rodgers Baseball Complex Field House.
Regarding the donation, Sal Bilia, President of Bridgewater Baseball & Softball said, "On behalf of Bridgewater Baseball & Softball, the league would like to express our deepest appreciation to Medicor Cardiology for their generosity. These life-saving devices will undoubtedly be an asset to the Bridgewater residents.
"We are fortunate to have Medicor Cardiology as such a great community partner."
In addition to Superintendent of Recreation, Christine Schneider, Bridgewater Council President, Howard Norgalis were scheduled to be in attendance.
The portable devices, which are used to shock the heart back into a normal rhythm, can save the life of a student athlete, coach or spectator who collapses during practice or a game due to a heart rhythm disorder that causes sudden cardiac arrest.
Each year, about 300,000 cases of sudden cardiac arrest occurs in the United States. Most are among adults, yet more than 3,000 young people die annually from sudden cardiac death. These deaths often occur during rigorous physical activity, such as at sporting events.
Bridgewater Baseball and Softball offers a wide variety of programs and is proud to host youth baseball and softball programs focused on living a healthy life while building spirit, mind and body. Bridgewater Township and local area residents are welcome to register and parents are invited to join in the fun as well through volunteering.
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