AEDs Available Onsite at Veterans Memorial Park

Updated Monday May 30, 2016 by OYO.

Recently, headlines dominated the local news -- and eventually grabbed national attention -- about a player who had collapsed after being hit with a baseball in the chest at Grand Park in Westfield. We are relieved to also report the teams and facility acted quickly using an automatic external defibrillator (AED) to help save the young boy's life.

In light of this scary set of events, we also want to remind all our families and coaches that the Oaklandon Youth Organization (OYO) has two AEDs available at Veterans Memorial Park. These can be requested without moments notice at either concession stand, if needed. We take our safety at the park seriously and we want to ensure every family member is aware of the services available at OYO although we hope we never actually have to use safety equipment of this kind. When we play 11 games nightly bringing more than 500 individuals to the park and 40 games on any given Saturday involving more than 1500 players, coaches, umpires, volunteers and spectators combined, it is important the entire community is in a position to help any individual in need of life-saving treatment and assistance.

If you have any questions about this, please ask an OYO Advisor on Duty (AOD) the next time you're at the ballpark. As always, thank you for choosing OYO as your place for baseball and softball.

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