Schools to Get Life-Saving Donations

KENTWOOD, Mich.– It’s a gift that could potentially save the life of a student athlete.

Ten schools in the greater Grand Rapids area will be getting these life-saving medical devices for free. They’ll be presented with automated external defibrillators, or AEDs, during a special ceremony Wednesday morning.

It’s all being made possible by donations from the Gus Macker basketball tournament held over the summer. The popular three-on-three basketball tournament drew 240 teams to Metro Health, raising more than $10,400 to purchase AEDs, which are portable devices used to treat potentially life-threatening cardiac arrhythmias.

The AEDs cost about $1,500 a piece.

The presentation will be at Challenger Elementary School, 2475 52nd Street SE in Kentwood. The other schools receiving one are listed below:

· Brown Elementary in Byron Center

· Endeavor Elementary in Kentwood

· Godfrey-Lee Public Schools in Wyoming

· Godwin Heights Public Schools in Wyoming

· Kelloggsville Public Schools

· West Elementary in Wyoming

· West Michigan Lutheran High School in Wyoming

· Wyoming Community Education

· Wyoming Junior High School

 

 

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