Who’s on first?

Baseball, a game in which sportscasters constantly talk about abbreviations and statistics, from  RBI’s to ERA’s, HR’s and AB’s. But on Friday March 25, 2011 at the Florida Marlins vs. New York Mets Spring Training game at Roger Dean Stadium, we’re adding a life-saving abbreviation: CPR.

We’ve teamed up with Roger Dean Stadium to offer a FREE “Citizens’ CPR” course immediately following the game for all in attendance.  The event combines the fun atmosphere of baseball with valuable information about compression-only CPR (you can also check out the video in yesterday’s post to see what the technique is all about). By learning the compression-only CPR, people can gain a strong understanding of how to respond to a life-threatening situation.

Kicking-off the Citizens’ CPR event at 9:30 a.m, our very own Sonya Baylor (Red Cross volunteer) and Jim Hagen (Red Cross Health and Safety Operations Manager) will be riding their motorcycles from St. Lucie West and heading towards Lake Okeechobee before ending at Roger Dean Stadium.  They invite others to join them on their trip or wave them on as they ride on past.

Tickets for the game cost $15, and all CPR class participants will also receive a free ticket to a summer league game. Children of all ages may participate in the course, so be sure to bring the whole family.

For those who are interested in learning more, sign up for one of the full CPR/AED or First Aid courses the Red Cross offers year-round in all of our regional offices. The full classes provide an amazing opportunity to learn valuable skills and become certified. For more information or to purchase your tickets, contact Jim Hagen at 561-650-9111.

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