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Local high school sports teams Go Red for Heart Month

January 31, 2017

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):

Friday, February 3

ALTER vs. Badin

BELMONT vs. Meadowdale

CARROLL vs. McNicholas

FAIRMONT vs. Xenia

MIAMISBURG vs. Springboro

STIVERS vs. Thurgood Marshall

TECUMSEH vs. Ben Logan

Saturday, February 4

OAKWOOD vs. Greenon

Monday, February 6

WEST CARROLLTON vs. Piqua (Girls)

Tuesday, February 7

DUNBAR vs. Thurgood Marshall

GREENON vs. Tecumseh

MEADOWDALE vs. Stivers

SPRING VALLEY vs. Immaculate Conception

Wednesday, February 8

ALTER vs. Chaminade Julienne (Girls)

Friday, February 10

CEDARVILLE vs. Madison Plains

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

LEGACY CHRISTIAN vs. Yellow Springs

PONITZ vs. Meadowdale

THURGOOD MARSHALL vs. Belmont

Saturday, February 11

CEDARVILLE vs. Catholic Central (Girls)

Tuesday, February 14

MIAMI VALLEY SCHOOL vs. Dayton Christian

WEST CARROLLTON vs. Xenia

Wednesday, February 15

SINCLAIR COMMUNITY COLLEGE vs. Clark State (Women’s)

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//heart-and-vascular.