WATCH: Friday Night Locker Room’s ‘Sit Down With Steve’ Hosts ‘Who We Play For’

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February has been declared American Heart Month

WATCH: For the 57th consecutive year, February has been declared American Heart Month. However, for “Who We Play For,” every month is Heart Month.

BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – For the 57th consecutive year, February has been declared American Heart Month. However, for “Who We Play For,” every month is Heart Month.

“Who We Play For,” is a non-profit organization whose mission is to eliminate preventable sudden cardiac death in the young through affordable heart screenings.

The Friday Night Locker Room’s Steve Wilson recently talked with WWPF Executive Director Evan Ernst, former Brevard Public School Administrator Tim Cool, and Lena and Gavin Idone, from Cocoa Beach, Florida, about the importance of Who We Play For.

Lena Idone is the mother of Gavin, whose heart defect was detected by a Who We Play For screening.

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Cool was the principal at Cocoa Beach Jr./Sr. High School in 2007 when 15-year-old soccer player Rafe Maccarone died from sudden cardiac arrest.

Who We Play For was founded as a direct result of Maccarone’s death. Cool also tragically lost his 16-year-old grandson, Jake Cool, to SCA in 2020.

For more information on WWPF, go to www.whoweplayfor.org

THE STORY OF “Who We Play For” began November 30, 2007, on the goal line of the Cocoa Beach High School soccer field, where Rafe Maccarone went into sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) following a warm-up routine before the beginning of practice. (WWPF image)
Gavin Idone’s heart defect was detected by a Who We Play For screening.
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