BALTIMORE, May 3, 2013 - US Lacrosse is now accepting applications for 2013 grants to be used to significantly subsidize the cost of acquiring automated external defibrillators (AEDs). Teams, leagues and US Lacrosse chapters may submit applications through July 1, 2013. Grant recipients will receive one (1) Powerheart AED G3 Plus Automatic unit for the discounted price of $700.
Teams and organizations that are not awarded 2013 grants still have the opportunity to purchase the Powerheart AED G3 Plus unit and/or training sessions at discounted prices through Cardiac Science, a global leader in the manufacturing of AEDs and a strategic partner with US Lacrosse.
The units are available to all US Lacrosse members for $1,050, which comes with a 7-year product warranty. For $1,250, the AED Program Management option is also available, which includes AED/CPR training for up to 10 people, medical direction, and meticulous record tracking through Cardiac Science.
Please visit www.uslacrosse.org/AED to access the online application form or to read more about the US Lacrosse AED grant program. US Lacrosse has awarded 34 grants totaling about $42,000 to member teams and leagues for AED units and training over the past three years.
"Providing the safest possible environment for youth lacrosse players and all participants is one of our organization’s highest priorities, and therefore, we believe that having AED units available at every game should be a priority for all teams and leagues," said Joshua Christian, managing director of sport development at US Lacrosse. "We hope that these grants, as well as the discounts offered by our partner Cardiac Science, can help our members overcome the financial barrier to having this potentially life-saving machine on the sidelines."
Statistics indicate that 365,000 people die in North America every year from sudden cardiac arrest and 7,000 of them are young. Tragically, the first warning is sudden and many times, fatal. Defibrillation within three minutes lifts the chance of survival to 70 percent. Therefore the presence of an onsite AED can make all the difference.
About US Lacrosse
US Lacrosse, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation, is the national governing body for men’s and women’s lacrosse. US Lacrosse has more than 400,000 members in 64 regional chapters around the country. Through responsive and effective leadership, US Lacrosse strives to provide programs and services to inspire participation while protecting the integrity of the game. To learn more about US Lacrosse, please visit www.uslacrosse.org.
About Cardiac Science
Cardiac Science is a global leader in the development, manufacture, and marketing of diagnostic and therapeutic cardiology products and services, all aimed at protecting hearts and saving lives. Headquartered in Waukesha, Wisconsin, Cardiac Science products are sold and distributed in more than 100 countries worldwide. For more information, please visit www.cardiacscience.com.