The World Heart Games (WHG) will be held on June 7 – 8, 2019 in Hickory, NC. Lenoir-Rhyne University is this year’s site partner and has offered their beautiful campus to host this event. LSI is proud to be a Corporate Partner for the 2019 WHG. We invite you to sign up your patients and come cheer on your athletes. Remember, you can register as a team or an individual. Space is still available! Click here to register.
What is the World Heart Games?
Originally an idea thought up by a group of nurses, physical therapists and exercise physiologists, the World Heart Games is an international competition sponsored by the American College of Sports Medicine for people who’ve been affected by or have risk factors for cardiovascular disease. The event features Olympic-style competitions over two days, including tennis, golf, bowling, ping-pong, and even Bocce. Participants compete for medals as teams (organized by their local cardiac rehab program), as individuals, or both. “You know, it just gets people fired up,” said Dr. Sanders, Chairman of the World Heart Games Committee. “We look at it as a way to inspire participants of cardiac rehab and the general public to exercise and get in shape. It’s also good for cardiac rehab professionals to see patients and clients having a great time.” Click here to download the WHG brochure.
Available WHG Scholarships
The following scholarships opportunities are available:
International Scholarships: (3) $1,000 scholarships are available to teams of at least two athletes from countries outside of the United States. Applicants will be reviewed by the WHG Committee on a first-come, first served basis.
AACVPR Scholarships: (5) $1,000 scholarships are available to teams of at least two athletes from programs in the United States. Applicants will be reviewed by an AACVPR committee based on criteria listed on the application.
For information on how to apply for a Scholarship email firstname.lastname@example.org and place “WHG Scholarships” in the subject line.