This site and our mission are dedicated to Wes (1994-2011)
Wes had a love for life and for the “game” that was infectious. His enthusiasm was inspiring. He was truly happy playing any sport he could. He was often heard asking his mom for a little more time to play “Just One More Game”. Wes was taken from us far too early. While we don’t believe that this was his destiny, we will make sure his legacy will be carried on for many years to come. We are going to work with the same enthusiasm, drive and love he had every day to honor him and other children lost to SCA providing others a chance at “Just One More Game.”
2014 Golf Outing
As we finish up the 3rd Annual Wes Leonard Heart Team golf outing, we wanted to take a minute to reflect on what an amazing day it was and extend our gratitude to everyone involved. Each year it becomes more difficult to put into the words the appreciation we have for our golfers, sponsors, and volunteers. Our “Thank You” will never be loud enough or said enough. This year’s golf outing turned out to be another outstanding event. A big thank you to our gold sponsor, NorthStar AED, to our silver sponsors Basketball Coaches Association of Michigan and World Class Prototypes. No matter the size of the contribution, we thank everyone who sponsored or came out to the event. It gets repeated every year that we, the Wes Leonard Heart Team, cannot do this alone. Hence, the reason we call ourselves a “TEAM”. It takes help from everybody associated with us. This year was no different. As we finished up the handing out the team and individual awards, we received a surprise from Charlie Sander’s foundation, “Have a Heart Save a Life”, as they made a donation of $3,000. Moments later, the Gun Lake Tribe announced that they wanted to match that previous donation.We found ourselves speechless for seconds after announcing the Gun Lake Tribe’s intentions. The day couldn’t have ended any better. One more time we would like to thank: all our sponsors, the volunteers that helped with event itself, members of the WLHT that helped coordinate the day, the Diamond Springs golf staff that went above and beyond, and you, our TEAMMATES, that help make this golf outing what it is, a life-saving event! Wesley would have been very proud of the success of the day and the commitment we all have to “Just One More Game.”
Governor Snyder signs House Bill 4713
Governor Snyder has officially signed a bill that will require all Michigan schools to practice AED/CPR drills and have emergency Sudden Cardiac Arrest response plans. Being prepared saves lives. Never Forgotten.
Wes Leonard Highlight Reel
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ESPN Outside The Lines Story
ESPN takes an exclusive look at how the Fennville, Mich., community mourned the loss of 16-year-old Wes Leonard while paying tribute to him on the court. Check out the episode which aired May 15th, 2011.Learn More About Wes The Heart Foundation Our Facebook Page Make a Donation