Honoring 9-11 With A Network of
First Responder Athletes
ATHLETES FOR AMERICA, Vanderbilt University, and supporting Partners from across middle Tennessee team up to create a safer America.
"There is no better way to honor the victims of 9-11, and really all victims of emergencies, then to educate and train a whole new generation of first responders that can and will help others in emergency situations." Billy McGehee, Founder.
On Saturday morning September 10, Vanderbilt University will host the largest emergency preparedness training day for Athletes in the United States. Over 300 professional, collegiate, and high school athletes from all across middle Tennessee gather at Vanderbilt University’s basketball practice facility to become trained and certified in CPR and the use of an Automated External Defibrillator (AED). With the guidance of the Vanderbilt Resuscitation Program and support from Vanderbilt University, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Vanderbilt University Sports Medicine, Nashville American Heart Association, Nashville Fire Department, the National Athletic Trainers’ Association, the NFL Retired Players Association (Nashville Chapter), Iona-McGregor Fire & Rescue District (Ft. Myers, FL), and Pocket CPR, all 300 athletes will be trained and certified under AHA guidelines and leave prepared to Save A Life! Over twenty former NFL greats including Eddie Khayat, former NFL Head Coach and player, Raymond Berry, former NFL Head Coach and player, Ross Browner (Bengals-Packers) and Chris Sanders who starred with the Tennessee Titans will be participating as well as athletes from Vanderbilt University, TSU, Belmont, Lipscomb and dozens of area high schools.
Orlando Predators Head Coach Rob Keefe
Andre Collins, NFLPA Director of Former Players Services