GCBL accepts AED from Wayne HealthCare and Midmark with training by Spirit Medical. (L-R) Matt Brinley, GCBL Equipment Manager; TJ Powers, GCBL Vice Commissioner; Ron Kerg, GCBL Commissioner; Erin Eberwein, GCBL Treasurer and Adam Eberwein, GCBL Trustee. (Gaylen Blosser photo)

GCBL receives AED donation from local healthcare

Greenville Citizens Baseball League receives AED from Wayne HealthCare Foundation and Midmark Corporation with Spirit Medical providing training

GREENVILLE – Greenville Citizens Baseball League (GCBL) is the recipient of an AED though the Wayne HealthCare Foundation along with Midmark Corporation. Spirit Medical will provide training at no cost to GCBL.

“Wayne HealthCare donated this AED,” said GCBL Commissioner, Ron Kerg. “We are pleased to have this AED for our ball diamonds. With everything going on it’s a great thing to have as much protection as we can. “Lauren Henry was fantastic in approaching us about it and it is a wonderful gift for our program.”

“Wayne HealthCare Foundation is happy to donate AED’s through our external defibrillator program,” said Lauren Henry, Wayne HealthCare Foundation Director. “We do that with Midmark as our partner and Greenville Rotary. Spirit Medical does all of the training for free for the AED, CPR and first aid for any volunteers.”

The Wayne HealthCare Foundation is a 501c3 non-profit organization that began in 2007 and was established to acquire and accept charitable gifts for Wayne HealthCare, in order to perpetuate and advance the highest quality of healthcare services at Wayne HealthCare and in Darke County. Wayne HealthCare’s mission is to provide quality care and promote wellness close to home. It is a mission, that at the heart, strives to strengthen community health.

The mission of the Wayne HealthCare Foundation is to collaborate through philanthropy with Wayne HealthCare in order to enhance community education and wellness close to home.

“We are happy to do this for non-profits in the area and very honored to give one to Greenville Citizens Baseball League and to be able to train any coaches or volunteers that need trained for that as well,” Henry said. “We try to give those AEDs out yearly to different non-profits. We have about 160 out in the community at this point.”

“If anyone is interested in applying for an AED they can contact the Wayne HealthCare Foundation online,” Henry added.

“The training for the AED is free with Spirit Medical,” said GCBL Treasurer, Erin Eberwein. “We just need to call them and they will train any one of our coaches or our board members for free on how to use these AEDs properly.”

Darke County Now Editor Gaylen Blosser

Gaylen Blosser / Publisher

Gaylen Blosser is a sports enthusiast and has covered high school sports for nearly 20 years in Southwest Ohio. Gaylen has been a media sportswriter while most recently serving as Sports Editor for the local newspaper and will now serve as editor of Darke County Now while continuing to cover athletics. Gaylen is an accomplished photographer who has captured thousands of athletes in action over the years and is the recipient of the OHSAA Friends of Athletes Award and OHSAA Respect the Game State Award. Contact Darke County Now Editor Gaylen Blosser at gblosser@darkecountynow.com or 937-459-9547.

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