“26 kids die from sudden cardiac arrest everyday, 82% occur during competition or training.” – American Heart Association
It is the mission and purpose of Play With Heart to prevent sudden cardiac death in youth sports communities on a local and national level through our screen, save and educate programs.
Each year, young athletes across the United States are dying on the field from serious health related conditions that are often preventable. Sadly, sudden cardiac death, the leading cause of death in youth sports, has been overshadowed by other topics such as concussions and heat stroke by most leading youth sports agencies on a national level.
The instances of death from sudden cardiac arrest during athletic activity are growing, and will soon be the leading topic of discussion in relation to youth athlete health and safety nationwide. Thusly, Play With Heart aims to be the leading advocate in this fight as well as the answer to the problem.
PWH offers programming, events, resources and education dedicated to preventing sudden cardiac death in student athletes and partners with other organizations around the country who share a similar mission.