UNION CITY, Ind. – The Dylan Williams Forever An All-Star Foundation presented the winners of the annual memorial tournament Tuesday evening with their own Automated External Defibrillator (AED). As part of the presentation, an AED specialist from the device manufacturer, Cardiac Science, went through a step-by-step instruction of how to use the device properly in case of an emergency situation.
The teams presented with an AED were Selma 12U, Russia 10U and the Celina 8U all-stars. Each of the teams finished first in their age bracket at the 2nd Annual Dylan Williams Memorial Baseball Invitational held in July in Union City, Ind. Thirty-five teams competed in the tournament to raise awareness for the need of AED at youth ballparks. The Selma 12U team elected to donate their device to the Wapahani girls softball diamonds in Selma, Ind. since they have received an AED prior to the tournament.
Dylan “Dilly” Williams died after being struck by a baseball in the neck during all-star practice in the summer of 2013. Since then, Dilly’s family and close supporters have made it their mission to equip as many little league sports complexes, schools and facilities where young children gather with the live saving device.
To-date the Dylan Williams Forever An All-Star Foundation has donated nearly 55 AED’s and will continue to do so year after year according to Dylan’s parents, Erick and Georgiana Williams.
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