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Remembering John Mack

BINGHAMTON -- In November 2006, John Mack was fatally injured while playing lacrosse for the Binghamton Patriots.  Mack was struck in the chest with a lacrosse stick at just the precise moment to cause his heart to go out of sync.  The condition is called Commitio Cordis and it can happen to anyone.

It's often caused by a lethal disruption to the heart rhythm and can sometimes be reversed by defibrillation.  However, in Mack's case it took 19 minutes to get an AED to the field.
   
For the eighth year John's friends and family are holding the John Mack Southern Tier Shootout to raise money to buy AEDs to make sure every field and organization has one, and to keep John's memory alive.

Ninety-five teams are playing in this year's tournament ranging in ages from Grades 3-4 to Ages 60+.  Play continues at the Greater Binghamton Sports Complex on Airport Road all day Sunday.

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