Eagles News · Salado Athletic Department Partners with WWPF to Screen Athletes via ECG

Salado ISD has partnered with Who We Play For which is a national organization that was developed to screen student athletes for potentially fatal Sudden Cardiac Arrest. The Salado ISD Athletic Department has been able to have 335 student athletes screened in grades 6-12 this year. The student athletes had to get parent consent forms returned to school and WWPF was able to screen all student athletes for no charge. Any student that needs to have a follow up visit with a cardiologist is then notified. This is a huge step in the right direction in protecting our student athletes and we look forward to a continued partnership with WWPF.

About Who We Play For:

We all have someone or something that motivates us – it’s who we play for. WWPF is driven by the young lives lost to SCA, and our fight to help ensure other families, teams and communities will never know that pain. WWPF brings together heart screening groups from across the country who all have their own motivation, their own story.
Whether it’s Rafe Maccarone in Florida, Brandon Goyne, Sarah Friend and Cody Stephens in Texas or Burke Cobb in Louisiana – we’ve lost too many beautiful young people to Sudden Cardiac Arrest.   All these foundations, created in memory of a lost loved one, have banded together under the WWPF umbrella in our movement to inspire and empower communities to provide every student with the opportunity to screen their heart.
Together we have perfected the method. Together we will change the way the country looks at sudden cardiac arrest.

To learn more about WWPF please visit the Who We Play For website at: http://whoweplayfor.org/

We want to thank the following for making this happen for the student athletes of Salado ISD:

Paul Baird – Athletic Director

Mark Rodriguez – Athletic Trainer

Ashley Arisco-Faglie – Nurse

Ashley Hintze – Nurse

Lindy Robinson – Secretary @ SJH

Who We Play For: Alahna Kessler, Heart Screening Manager, Cypress ECG Project