Last night the Mount Kisco Little League was given an Automated External Defibrillator (AED) by Sports Authority store in White Plains and there was quite a festive event with officials, professional ball player Dwight Gooden and family and friends of Mount Kisco Little League. In addition to the machine, the store also hosted a training session and highlighted a happy, healthy 10-year-old Mikey Corsi, who had a cardiac arrest on the field June 30 and was saved in spite of not having an AED available.
The new machine will be available at Leonard Park, the largest field complex in Mount Kisco.
Read the story about Corsi that ran in The Journal News.
But, back to last night’s ceremony, here is a photo from State Sen. Greg Ball’s office:
Above, Sen. Ball Joins former baseball player Dwight “Doc” Gooden and Mount Kisco Mayor J. Michael Cindrich to thank Sports Authority’s donation to the village.
And here are some comments from the particpants:
“I want to thank Sports Authority for stepping up to the plate,” said Ball. “It’s a beautiful thing when the private sector stands up because there’s a lot of things that government cannot do, especially in these tough economic times. Let’s make sure we do what it takes to bring this program statewide, as well as communities across the nation,” added Ball.
“I was your kids’ size and age at one time, and it all started right there. This is a wonderful, wonderful thing and I’m happy to be a part of it,” said Gooden. “I can’t emphasize enough what safety is in sports, especially in baseball. You really have to be aware of your surroundings. My hats off to the coaches, the parents, and the community for all coming together and for the commitment you have to your kids and giving them an opportunity to follow their dreams,” added Gooden.