Collaboration to provide CPR, first aid training kits to youth

The Edwin J. Wadas Foundation recently joined forces with the Ameri-can Heart Association to provide free CPR and First Aid in Youth Sports training kits.

The CPR and First Aid in Youth Sports training kits provide the tools necessary for coaches, parents and athletes to learn CPR, use of an AED and other first aid skills.

Training kits are designed to be shared with others and each kit is rated for four to six years and individually trains on average 300 people per year, expanding initial program reach and impact for years to come.

The training kits are intended to support sports-focused community partners such as youth recreational sports teams and school sports teams to implement CPR & First Aid in Youth Sports trainings and AED placement in Herkimer and Oneida Counties. Through a train-the-trainer model, coaches will conduct trainings at their respective sites, strengthening the chain of survival in their respective communities.

Training kits are available on a first-come, first-served basis. To obtain a kit and for more information, contact Mackenzie Shorter at

For more information on community grants supporting youth sports contact Victoria Cataldo at