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Local High School Sports Teams Go Red for Heart Month

February 01, 2016

February is Heart Month. To help raise awareness of the need for heart health screenings, Kettering Sports Medicine, Dayton Sports Medicine Institute, Kettering Heart and Vascular Health, and local high schools are partnering to hold “Red Games” at athletic events in February.

Kettering Sports Medicine and Dayton Sports Medicine Institute provide athletic training services to 28 area high schools and colleges. Kettering Heart and Vascular Health will provide information on heart health screenings, and small red stress balls will be thrown into the stands.

“Red Games” will be observed at the following varsity basketball games (home teams are in UPPERCASE):

Tuesday, February 2

FAIRMONT vs. Springfield

SPRING VALLEY ACADEMY vs. Sidney Christian

Friday, February 5

ALTER vs. Bishop Fenwick

CARROLL vs. Chaminade Julienne

GREENON vs. Graham

OAKWOOD vs. Franklin

STEBBINS vs. Tecumseh

THURGOOD MARSHALL vs. Dunbar

Saturday, February 6

CEDARVILLE vs. Madison

PONITZ vs. Clark Montessori

WAYNESVILLE vs. Clinton Massie

WEST CARROLLTON vs. Stivers

Tuesday, February 9

BELMONT vs. Thurgood Marshall

DAYTON CHRISTIAN vs. Miami Valley School (game played at MVS)

DUNBAR vs. Stivers

VALLEY VIEW vs. Eaton

XENIA CHRISTIAN vs. Greeneview

Friday, February 12

STIVERS vs Ponitz

TECUMSEH vs Bellefontaine

Statistics show heart disease remains the leading cause of death in the U.S. Many don’t realize they are at risk because the risk factors can be silent. Heart screening provides a simple way to learn more about the health of your heart and point you in the direction of prevention. For more information about heart screening programs visit www.ketteringhealth.org/heartcare.