The LV Sportz Foundation is currently seeking volunteers (including medical and non-medical) and sponsors for our final sceening event of the year on Saturday November 7th, 2015 from 9am to 3pm (location TBA).
The LV Sportz Foundation is a Southern Nevada 501(c)3 Tax-Exempt Charitable organization dedicated to ensuring our local youth get and stay active and healthy while safe from life threatening injuries in a positive, safe and structured environment.
The goal of our Game Saver events are to help prevent tragedy striking our local youth sports fields/courts. Tragedies like Sudden Cardiac Arrest/Death, Second Impact Syndrome (from Concussions), Dehydration/Heat Stroke are a real threat to local youth sports athletes and coaches as evident by several cases of each over the past several years… There have been over a dozen publicized and non-publicized incidents of local student athletes collapsing on local playing fields over the past decade with several of those resulting in hospitalization or death.
Our events feature Free Youth Sports Physical with Heart Screenings featuring EKG and 2D Limited Echocardiograms as well as Free or Low-Cost CPR/AED Certification Training for Youth Sports Coaches and Team Moms. We will also be soon including free baseline concussion screenings when we have enough funds.
To Make These Events Effective Volunteers and Funds are Needed to:
- Provide up to 100 underprivileged local youth ages 8 to 18 with free in-depth sports physical exams that also includes an EKG and 2D Limited Echocardiogram of the heart. We need to purchase up to 4 EKG machines at around $1,000 each ($4,000+ total).
- Provide Free CPR/AED Certifications for about 12 youth sports coaches/team moms at a cost of $25 each ($300);
- Provide Information on SCA, SIS, Dehydration and other sports related safety issues to parents, coaches and athletes ($500+);
- Provide logistics for our volunteers to help them effectively provide the screenings ($250+)
- Provide Baseline Concussion Screenings and Injury Risk Assessments (Equipment, Software Licenses, Materials) ($5,000+) (requires separate/larger partnership/sponsorship amount, please inquire if interested!)
Why We Are Doing What We Are Doing
It's estimated that more than 100 young athletes under the age of 21 die each year in sports-related incidents, and the National Athletic Trainers' Association projects that nearly half of those deaths are attributed to sudden cardiac death. Some causes of SCD include hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM), which involves the thickening of the heart muscle, which forces the heart to work harder to pump blood. Along with other cardiac and genetic disorders, HCM is the overwhelming cause of sudden death in young athletes that can be prevented by catching it early using a simple ECG and Echocardiogram combination.
Using an ECG and Echocardiogram as a screening tool, in conjunction with a qualitative exam and review of personal and family history, our physicians are better able to detect cardiac abnormalities in young athletes. We have established our innovative events to ensure that student athletes receive potentially life-saving exams to prevent such incidents without causing undue financial or emotional stress on families.
We know we can’t catch everything or save everyone but if we can identify even just a few abnormal ECG and/or Echo and potentially save the life of one child it’s worth the time, effort and money! By adding in Free or Low-Cost CPR/AED Certification for Coaches/Team Moms, Our A.E.D. Loaner Program, and Our Student-Athlete/Parent Hands-Only CPR/Sports Safety Awareness Program we can lower the risk of on-the-field fatalities to almost zero here in Southern Nevada!
Persons Interested in Volunteering: Go to http://lvsportz.com/contact/contact-us/volunteer.html and fill out and submit the form.
Persons or Businesses Interested in Donating/Sponsoring: See Below
To make a general donation to support this event, please go to http://gofundme.com/lvsportz or to sponsor it and recieve recognition for your contribution, see below and then download and fill out the form (http://lvsportz.com/docs/lvsf_gs_event_sponsor_letter.pdf - opens in a new window) and submit it.
$5,000+ - 1 Possible Spot Available:
Honor of Having Event “Present By ‘Your Company’” featured on Large Dedicated Event Banner, Press Releases, Event Marketing Materials and more…(includes Logo); Large Logo on “Made Possible By” banner or sign with logo in each screening area; Small “EKG’s Made Possible by” Banner/Sign with logo in each area with an EKG Machine purchased from funds provided (at this and all future events that those EKG(s) are active at); Dedicated Social Media Mention & Thank You with Links and Logos Before, Day of and After Event; Logo Placement with link on Event Web pages and Game Saver Program pages; Optional Dedicated Resource/Marketing Materials Table during event and/or Materials personally handed out to every participant.
$2,500+ - 2 Possible Spots Available:
Large Logo on Event Banner and Event Marketing Materials; Name in Press Release; Dedicated Social Media Mention & Thank You with Links and Logos Before, Day of and After Event; Logo placed on All Social Media Covers/Banners put up for Event; Logo Placement with link on Event Web pages and Game Saver Program pages; Optional Dedicated Resource/Marketing Materials Table during event and/or Materials personally handed out to every participant.
$1,000+ - 5 Possible Spots Available:
Medium Logo on Event Banner and Event Marketing Materials; Included in shared Social Media Mention & Thank You with Links and Logos Before, Day of and After Event; Name placed on All Social Media Covers/Banners put up for Event; Logo Placement with link on Event Web pages and Game Saver Program pages; Optional Resource/Marketing Materials placed on shared table during event.
$500+ - 10 Possible Spots Available:
Name on Event Banner and Event Marketing Materials; Included in shared Social Media Mention & Thank You with Links Before, Day of and After Event; Name with link on Event Web pages and Game Saver Program pages; Optional Resource/Marketing Materials placed on shared table during event.
$250+ - 20 Possible Spots Available:
Name on Event Banner; Included in shared Social Media Mention & Thank You Before, Day of and After Event; Name on Event Web pages and Game Saver Program pages.
If we raise more funds than are needed for this event, left over funds will be used for other Game Saver program logistics such as our A.E.D. Loaner program or for logistics for other foundation programs such as our Registration Assistance program…
IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS, PLEASE DO NOT HESITATE TO ASK!
WE LOOK FORWARD TO HEARING FROM YOU!