Charlotte, N.C. - The Charlotte Invasion Women's Developmental Basketball Team will host OC Foundation Day on Saturday, June 6, 2015 at Bette Rae Thomas Recreation Center in Charlotte to help raise awareness for sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) in athletes, adults and kids alike. Omar Carter of the OC Foundation will be speaking during half time of the game where the undefeated, top ranked Charlotte Invasion will take on the Winston Salem Lady Warcats! Omar Carter suffered from SCA in 2013. Since that time, he has opened the doors of the OC Foundation to raise awareness and provide Compression Only CPR demonstrations to kids and athletes in the Charlotte community and beyond. According to the Heart Rhythm Society, SCA occurs when the heart stops beating, which results in a stoppage of blood flow to the brain and other vital organs. The condition results in more than 350,000 deaths each year and claims more lives than breast cancer, lung cancer or AIDS.
Please join us as we educate our community on the importance of CPR training and cardiovascular health awareness. Omar will also speak about the upcoming Heart of Gold All-Star Weekend that will take place June 19-20, 2015 and will combine celebrity appearances with education and networking. For more information on the Heart of Gold Weekend please visit www.heartofgoldweekend.com.
WHEN: Saturday, June 6, 2015 TIME: 1 p.m. – 2 p.m.
WHERE: Bette Rae Thomas Recreation Center, 2921 Tuckaseegee Rd, Charlotte, NC
For more information on Omar Carter or the OC Foundation, visit www.ocfoundationinc.org or for information on the Charlotte Invasion, please visit www.charlotteinvasion.com.
About OC Foundation: Our vision is to collaborate with physicians, nurses, and emergency personnel to inform all athletes and families to make them of aware of cardiovascular health. The O.C. Foundation would like to provide all athletes with the opportunity of awareness, healthy living and cardiovascular education.
About Charlotte Invasion:Our purpose is to provide ladies ages 20 and older in and around our community the opportunity to compete in basketball beyond amateur status. The vision of the organization is to create a positive impact on the community by developing athletes into positive role models with the desire to exhibit excellence in everyday life.
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Defense was the opening theme for both teams as the game began with a series of blocked shots and steals. Each team held one another scoreless for the first 2 minutes of play.
Eventually, the Crusaders would strike first and built a 10-point lead by the end of the first quarter. Once the 2nd quarter began, the Diesel started rolling and made a comeback to take a 5-point lead before the half.
During the 3rd quarter, the Lady Diesel would continue to build their by as much as 18 points. The 4th quarter was a roller coaster as the Crusaders caught their second-wind and went on a 12-2 run. With time winding down, the Diesel called a timeout to regroup. With 4-minutes and 52-seconds remaining in regulation, the Lady Diesel turn up the defense and hold the Crusaders to only 2 points and hold on to win 88-78.
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