AED Contest

The Heart Guard Heroes: Youth Sports AED Challenge, presented by NCYS in collaboration with GoRescue and ZOLL®, is an initiative designed to raise awareness about the importance of Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs) and to provide deserving youth sports organizations, park & recreation associations, and schools with life-saving AEDs.

Eligible organizations throughout the United States are invited to participate by submitting a compelling story to NCYS, detailing why their organization deserves to receive an AED, and sharing it on social media using the hashtag #HeartGuardHeroes.

Entries will be evaluated based on storytelling excellence, community impact, and social media engagement, with bonus points awarded for successfully incorporating influencers. Thirteen winners will be selected to receive a ZOLL AED 3®, enhancing their ability to respond to cardiac emergencies. The challenge period spans from January 29, 2024, to February 29, 2024, with winners being announced on March 11, 2024.

To increase awareness and participation, organizations are encouraged to spread the word through social media channels, tag relevant parties, and engage with local media outlets. For any inquiries or concerns regarding the challenge, participants can contact Wayne B. Moss at

Ready to make a difference? Click here to participate and join the Heart Guard Heroes in their mission to save lives.