The Nick of Time Foundation and DP Open annual charity golf tournament are raising funds for an outdoor SaveStation Tower that houses a life-saving automated external defibrillator (AED). The winning foursome of the 2021 DP Open will be awarded the right to select the location for the SaveStation Tower.
The SaveStation is clearly marked for public use and will be available 24/7 for anyone to access any time of day or night. The technology built into this SaveStation allows for monitoring of the AED to ensure it is always ‘ready for rescue’ and will take a picture when the cabinet is opened. This cabinet is also ventilated and will keep the AED cool in the summer.
The DP Open golf tournament was started in 2017 by University of Washington soccer alumni after they lost one of their teammates, Daniel Phelps, to sudden cardiac arrest in December 2015. Funds from the tournament are donated to the Nick of Time Foundation and, In what was the start of a new tradition, the winning foursome of the 2020 tournament placed a life-saving AED inside an alarmed SaveStation cabinet at the Flatstick Pub in South Lake Union.
Says Brian Largent, Community Outreach Manager:
“At Flatstick Pub, our utmost concern and care is for the safety of our guests and staff. Thanks to our partnership with the DP Open and Nick of Time Foundation we now have an AED machine at our South Lake Union location. This ensures we can act quickly to save a life in the event of an unexpected emergency.”
The AED inside the SaveStation at Flatstick Pub has also been registered on the PulsePoint AED app so others can quickly discover it in the event of an emergency.
Now, as an exciting next step, the foundation and tournament are crowdfunding the money to place the next SaveStation outdoors, where it can be accessed by the public 24/7.