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Welcome to the LV Sportz Foundation!


Helping Southern Nevada Youth

 GET IN THE GAME, ENJOY THE GAME, STAY IN THE GAME!


We're a multifaceted Las Vegas Non-Profit organization that aims to help every local Get in the Game, Enjoy the Game & Stay in the Game! We want to help strengthen our community's future through Positive youth sports participation for every youth today! We also provide unparralled access information on the local happenings and accomplishments from within the local sports community!

OUR MISSION:

  1. Provide parents and children with the information on the benefits of organized sports and how to properly introduce them to sports and develop overall athletes.
  2. Provide screening, training and certification of youth sports coaches. To include mandatory background checks every two years; training and certification in CPR, AED, Basic First Aid every two years; Instruction in coaching youth, mentoring youth and positive coaching; Training in the awareness of and the recognition and prevention of sports safety issues; Reporting and non-biased reviews and discipline for coaches bad behavior.
  3. Provide positive and safe sports (PASS) training to parents and their children. Training to include: CPR/AED training for parents and youth ages 10 and older; the awareness of and recognition and prevention of sports safety issues; Positive Sports Parenting for parents; Positive Athlete tips for children.
  4. Provide Leagues & Teams Access to Automated External Defibrillators (AED’s). Through affordable and hassle free means.
  5. Work with local Medical Professionals to Provide Affordable Pre-Participation Physicals. To include: complete child and family medical history; Baseline ImPACT testing; ECG; and Limited Echocardiogram or MRI’s of the heart.
  6. Provide Access to Sports Related Activity and Mentoring for Underprivileged Youth, At-Risk Youth and Youth from Families Struggling Through Financial Difficulties.
  7. Provide Incentives for Youth Sports Coaches & Athletes to be their best on and off the field through awards and recognition of accomplishments.
  8. Provide a single source of information on local youth sports happenings to encourage easier access to sports registrations, tryouts and camps & clinics.


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Another Awesome Game-Saver Event in the Books This Past Weekend! We had an awesome group of volunteers that worked their butts off! 12 Medical Volunteers, 5 General Volunteers, 38 Kids Screened, 0 Referrals to Ped. Cardiology, 2 Not Cleared for Other Medical Issues and 4 Coaches/Team Moms CPR-AED Certified! Thank You Everyone! Look for Our Next Major Event in October/November!


Special Thanks To:

Glen Lerner Gives Back

American Institute of Medical Sonography

Healthcare Partners Cardiology

Sam's Club #4974 and #6382

Some Photos from the Event Are Posted Below...

Nearly one youth athlete under the age of 18 in the United States will die every 3 to 4 days from a heart related condition. An overwhelming cause of these deaths includes Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy (HCM) which involves the thickening of the heart muscle, forcing the heart to work harder to pump blood. Other cardiac issues such as Long QT Syndrome and Wolff-Parkinson-White disease also put student-athletes at risk.

 

Most of these disorders can go unrecognized even though most causes of Sudden Cardiac Arrest in youth athletes can be found and treated before its too late. Thorough, in-depth, screenings and worst-case-scenario preparedness, can mean our local youth do not have to fit into that statistic.

 

The problem is that some of these advance screenings that are able catch these issues can cost hundreds, if not thousands, of dollars! Luckily a local non-profit organization is looking to help change that and make these important screenings more readily available.

 

On Saturday July 25th, 2015 the LV Sportz Foundation, with the support of the Glen Lerner Gives Back program, will be holding its now quarterly free sports physical and heart screening event to provide local youth ages 10 to 18 with FREE comprehensive pre-participation physical evaluations (PPEs/Sports Physicals) and youth athlete heart screenings utilizing 12 Lead EKG’s (thanks to grants from two local Sam’s Clubs and the Glen Lerner Gives Back program) and 2D Limited Echocardiogram’s (courtesy of the American Institute of Medical Sonography).

 

The screening event will be held at the American Institute of Medical Sonography (2310 Paseo Del Prado, Ste. A-120, LV, NV 89102) from 9am to 3pm.

 

Interested parents MUST pre-register for the event since there is limited space. Parents can visit the LV Sportz Foundation’s Website at http://lvsportz.com/screening for scheduling, forms and more information.

 

Thanks to support from the Glen Lerner Gives Back program, the organization will also be holding a Free CPR/AED Certification class for youth sports coaches and team moms during the event from 10am to 2pm (normally $25 or higher). Coaches and Team Moms can register here: http://lvsportz.com/schedule. Space is Limited to 12 coaches/team moms!

 

Brian Bartolome, Executive Director of the LV Sportz Foundation said, “We have established this unique and innovative screening event to ensure that student athletes have access to these potentially life-saving exams to prevent such incidents without having to worry about cost.”

 

He further stated that, “Using an EKG along with an Echocardiogram as a screening tool, in conjunction with a qualitative physical exam and review of personal and family history, physicians are better able to detect cardiac abnormalities in young athletes. We know we can’t catch everything but if we can identify even just one or two abnormal screens and potentially save a life, it is worth the extra precaution, especially if we can offer them for free so that they are equally accessible to everyone.”

 

Dr. Alfred Danielian, participating cardiologist from HealthCare Partners stated, "The LV Sportz Foundation’s Heart Screening Program for the local community is an effective way to detect conditions that may lead to sudden cardiac death in young athletes while providing invaluable data to advance future screening program across the country."

 

The LV Sportz Foundation also stated that they are looking at other possible additions to the event that include a Concussion Readiness Screening Program and/or sickle-cell screening as well as additional Injury Risk Assessments and more...

 

The screening events are part of the foundation’s larger Game-Saver Program which also includes low-cost American Red Cross CPR/AED Certification for coaches/team moms, hands-only CPR training for student-athletes and an A.E.D. Loaner program as part of their Positive and Safe Sports (P.A.S.S.) Initiative.

 

Event Details

 

Who: The LV Sportz Foundation, Glen Lerner Gives Back, HealthCare Partners Cardiology, American Institute for Medical Sonography.

What: Free Sports Physicals and Heart Screenings for Local Student Athletes & Free CPR/AED Certification Class for Youth Sports Coaches & Team Moms

When: Saturday July 25th, 2015 from 9am to 3pm (CPR/AED Cert Class 10am to 2pm)

Where: American Institute of Medical Sonography, 2310 Paseo Del Prado, Ste. A-120, Las Vegas, NV 89102

 

Media

This event is open for All Press Coverage. Contact Brian Bartolome, LV Sportz Foundation (702-561-1267 or brian@lvsportz.com) for interviews, scheduling or additional information.

 

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About LV Sportz Foundation
The LV Sportz Foundation is a multi-faceted Nevada non-profit whose goal is to help Southern Nevada youth Get in the Game, Enjoy the Game and Stay in the Game! LVSF offers a variety of positive and safe sports programs and information; youth sports registration assistance; free youth sports clinics; youth sports awards; as well as news and announcements on every aspect of youth sports in the Southern Nevada area.


LVSF GS CPR 201507

Low-Cost CPR/AED Certification Class for Youth Sports Coaches & Team Moms Also Being Held

On Saturday January 31st, 2015 the LV Sportz Foundation will be holding its first sports physical and heart screening event of the year to provide local youth ages 10 to 18 with FREE comprehensive pre-participation physical evaluations (PPEs/Sports Physicals) and youth athlete heart screenings utilizing EKG’s and Echocardiogram’s.

The screening event will be held at First Person Care Clinic (1200 S. Fourth Street, LV, NV 89101) from 9am to 3pm. The event is made possible through the support of the Glen Lerner Gives Back program, First Person Care Clinics, the American Institute of Medical Sonography, HealthCare Partners Cardiology and Phase 1 Sports.

Interested parents must pre-register for the event since there is limited space. Parents can visit the LV Sportz Foundation’s Website at http://lvsportz.com/screening for scheduling, forms and more information.

The organization will also be holding a low-cost CPR/AED Certification class for youth sports coaches and team moms during the event from 10am to 2pm. Coaches and Team Moms can register here: http://lvsportz.com/schedule.  Cost is only $25. Space is Limited!

It's estimated that more than 100 young athletes die each year in sports-related incidents, and the National Athletic Trainers' Association projects that nearly half of those deaths are attributed to sudden cardiac death. Some causes include hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM) which involves the thickening of the heart muscle, forcing the heart to work harder to pump blood. Along with other cardiac problems, HCM is the overwhelming cause of sudden death in young athletes. 

It is recommend by the NATA, the American Academy of Pediatricians and the American Heart Association that every child has an annual Pre-Participation Physical Exam (PPE) prior to participating in strenuous exercise or competitive sports, regardless if it is mandatory or not, to prevent sudden cardiac death and other major health issue on the playing fields.

A PPE can help identify congenital heart defects that can lead to SCA as well as any other musculoskeletal, spinal, dermatological or other health problems or risk factors a child may have. A PPE is different from a standard physical. The PPE specifically focuses on a child’s well-being as it relates to playing a sport. It's more limited than a regular physical, but it's a lot more specific about athletic issues.

Brian Bartolome, Executive Director of the LV Sportz Foundation said, “We have established this unique and innovative screening event to ensure that student athletes receive potentially life-saving exams to prevent such incidents without added cost.”

He further stated that, “Using an EKG along with an Echocardiogram as a screening tool, in conjunction with a qualitative physical exam and review of personal and family history, physicians are better able to detect cardiac abnormalities in young athletes. We know we can’t catch everything but if we can identify even just one or two abnormal screens and potentially save a life, is it not worth the extra precaution especially if we can offer them for free so that they are equally accessible to everyone?”

Dr. Alfred Danielian, LVSF and participating cardiologist from HealthCare Partners stated, "The LV Sportz Foundation’s Heart Screening Program for the local community is an effective way to detect conditions that may lead to sudden cardiac death in young athletes."

The LV Sportz Foundation also stated that they are working on doing this type of event on a quarterly basis and are looking at other possible options that include a Concussion Readiness Screening Program and/or sickle-cell screening as well as additional Injury Risk Assessments and more...

The screening events are part of the foundation’s larger Game-Saver Program which also includes low-cost American Red Cross CPR/AED Certification for coaches/team moms, hands-only CPR training for student-athletes and an A.E.D. Loaner program as part of their Positive and Safe Sports (P.A.S.S.) Initiative.

Event Details

Who: The LV Sportz Foundation, Glen Lerner Gives Back, First Person Care Clinic, HealthCare Partners Cardiology, American Institute for Medical Sonography and Phase 1 Sports.

What: Free Sports Physicals and Heart Screenings for Local Student Athletes & Low-Cost CPR/AED Certification Class for Youth Sports Coaches & Team Moms

When: Saturday January 31st, 2014 from 9am to 3pm (CPR/AED Cert Class 10am to 2pm)

Where: First Person Care Clinic, 1200 S. Fourth Street, Las Vegas, NV 89101

 

2015 January LVSF GS CPR

 

Las Vegas, NV - September 2nd, 2014 -- On Saturday September 6th, 2014 the LV Sportz Foundation, through the support of the Glen Lerner Gives Back program, has partnered with the Las Vegas Musicians and Artist Community (LVMAC), First Person Care Clinic, the American Institute of Medical Sonography, Total Sports Medicine and HealthCare Partners Cardiology to provide local youth with FREE comprehensive pre-participation physical evaluations (PPEs/Sports Physicals) and youth athlete heart screenings featuring EKG’s and Echocardiogram’s.

The screening event will be held at the Cashman Center located at 850 N. Las Vegas Blvd., Las Vegas, NV 89101 on Saturday September 6th from 10am to 3pm. Interested parents must pre-schedule an appointment by visiting the LV Sportz Foundation’s Website at http://lvsportz.com/ppe for scheduling, forms and more information.

The event is co-hosted by a larger 2 day event taking place that weekend called “Gear Up! Youth Community Awareness Event Highlighting Bullying” which is being put on by the Las Vegas Musicians and Artist Community. That features bullying workshops, free kid haircuts, a concert, car show and special guest appearances from NASCAR driver Taylor Barton and others.

It's estimated that more than 100 young athletes die each year in sports-related incidents, and the National Athletic Trainers' Association projects that nearly half of those deaths are attributed to sudden cardiac death. Some causes include hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM) which involves the thickening of the heart muscle, forcing the heart to work harder to pump blood. Along with other cardiac problems, HCM is the overwhelming cause of sudden death in young athletes.

It is recommend by the NATA, the American Academy of Pediatricians and the American Heart Association that every child has an annual Pre-Participation Physical Exam (PPE) prior to participating in strenuous exercise or competitive sports, regardless if it is mandatory or not, to prevent sudden cardiac death and other major health issue on the playing fields.

A PPE can help identify congenital heart defects that can lead to SCA as well as any other musculoskeletal, spinal, dermatological or other health problems or risk factors a child may have. A PPE is different from a standard physical. The PPE specifically focuses on a child’s well-being as it relates to playing a sport. It's more limited than a regular physical, but it's a lot more specific about athletic issues.

Brian Bartolome, Executive Director of the LV Sportz Foundation said, “We have established this unique and innovative screening event to ensure that student athletes receive potentially life-saving exams to prevent such incidents without added cost.”

He further stated that, “Using an EKG along with an Echocardiogram as a screening tool, in conjunction with a qualitative physical exam and review of personal and family history, physicians are better able to detect cardiac abnormalities in young athletes. We know we can’t catch everything but if we can identify even just one or two abnormal screens and potentially save a life, is it not worth the extra precaution especially if we can offer them for free so that they are equally accessible to everyone?”

Dr. Alfred Danielian, participating cardiologist from HealthCare Partners stated, "The LV Sportz Foundation’s Heart Screening Program for the local community is an effective way to detect conditions that may lead to sudden cardiac death in young athletes."

The LV Sportz Foundation also stated that they are working on doing this type of event on a quarterly basis and are looking at other possible options that include a Concussion Readiness Screening Program and/or sickle-cell screening.

The screening events are part of the foundation’s larger Game-Saver Program which also includes low-cost American Red Cross CPR/AED Certification for coaches/team moms, hands-only CPR training for student-athletes and an A.E.D. Loaner program as part of their Positive and Safe Sports (P.A.S.S.) Initiative.

Event Details

Who: The LV Sportz Foundation, Las Vegas Musicians & Artist Community (LVMAC), First Person Care Clinic, HealthCare Partners Cardiology, American Institute for Medical Sonography and Total Sports Medicine

What: Free Sports Physicals and Heart Screenings for Local Student Athletes

When: Saturday September 6th, 2014 from 10am to 3pm

Where: Cashman Center, 850 N. Las Vegas Blvd., Las Vegas, NV 89101

Media

This event is open for All Press Coverage. Contact Brian Bartolome, LV Sportz Foundation (702-561-1267 or brian@lvsportz.com) for interviews, scheduling or additional information.

__________________
About LVSportz Foundation
The LVSportz Foundation is a multi-faceted Nevada non-profit whose goal is to help Southern Nevada youth Get in the Game, Enjoy the Game and Stay in the Game! LVSF offers a variety of positive and safe sports programs and information; youth sports registration assistance; free youth sports clinics; youth sports awards; as well as news and announcements on every aspect of youth sports in the Southern Nevada area.

 

CLICK HERE FOR PICTURES FROM THIS EVENT

On Saturday September 28th and Sunday October 13th, 2013 we partnered with the Las Vegas Wranglers, Las Vegas Roller Hockey Center, Las Vegas Police Hockey Team, Hero School, Empowering 2 Excel, Sports Blast and Honest-1 Auto Care Henderson in the first ever Total Youth Hockey Experience.

In this third event of its kind we played with a new format so the event would take place on two different dates. This was for a few different reasons: 1) Allow more time for the addition of additional programming; 2) Shorten the length of any single day; and 3) Work within the Las Vegas Wranglers schedule of availability.

Part One took place on Saturday September 28th. During this part of the event the kids participated in a 2 hour fundamentals clinic that was instructed by some of the Las Vegas Wranglers players, members of the Las Vegas Police Hockey Team and players from the AIHL Las Vegas Aces Roller Hockey Team. During this portion of the clinic they learned stick handling, passing, receiving, shooting and how to move the puck around.

After the skills clinic they received an awesome Life Mentoring Session from Tiger Todd from Hero School where they learned about the importance of Character Change. They then received free lunch, snacks and Sports Blast.

After lunch the kids participated in a skills competition. They were broken into 3 different age groups and competed in a timed course and goal shooting. The top 3 from each age group received an awards certificate, Cramer Messenger Bag, Gatorade Sports Bottle and either a Sports Blast Sports Bottle, Sports Blast T-Shirt and/or Sports Blast Hand Towl.

The kids where then visited by Duke, the Wranglers Mascot, who played a little hockey with the kids, took pictures and even participated in our next and final part...

Last but not least, we sat down with the kids and got a little serious. We talked to them about sports safety and various issues they could run into, how they happen and how they can be prevented. New to the programming, we then taught them how to perform Hands-Only CPR and about what an AED is and How it works. It was trully an experience that we will continue to have in future clinics. Even the younger kids, around 6 years old, were in complete attention and did their best to perform the skills... Even Duke jumped in and showed his CPR Skills!

Part Two took place on Sunday October 13th at the Orleans Arena. Here, Tito Munoz from the Las Vegas Wranglers took the kids and their parents through a tour of the back of the house, through the Wranglers tunnel, up to the VIP Area and of the Owner's Box. During the game, one lucky kid was chosen for a second intermission ride on a Zamboni Ice Machine. After the game the kids went on the ice with the team and took pictures and received some special attention by the players who helped in Part One.

All-in-All everyone had a great time and we look forward to doing it again real soon ;) Keep a look out for more Total Youth Sports Experiences coming your way soon!

 

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Program Stats

Physicals/Heart Screens Given 0 2 0 1
Baseline Concussion Tests Given 0 0 0 0
Coach/Team Moms CPR/AED Certified 0 0 0 7
Kids Trained in Hands-Only CPR 0 0 5 6
Available A.E.D. Loaners 0 0 0 1
Assisted Registrations 0 0 0 8
Free Sports Clinics Held 0 0 0 4
         

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Jennifer Robinson
2015-07-27, 16:17
I enjoy doing these free physical events with LV Sportz Foundation. It makes me happy to know another 50 or so athletes were screened and the few that actually have an issue with their heart and didn't know are now getting treatment. (Medical Volunteer)