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My name is Autumn Schneider and I am asking for your help. On August 4, 2014 the Kenton County Board of Education approved to name the Scott High School Soccer field after Cameron Kelly Batson. Cameron was a student athlete and art student at Scott High School. Cameron was a former soccer player, that collapsed and died on the field on October 6, 2010 while scrimmaging with the current team. He had suffered a sudden cardiac arrest. After the autopsy report, his younger brother Logan, also a soccer player was diagnosed with the same life threatening conditioning arrthymogenic right ventricular dysplasia. Logan also a student athlete at Scott was no longer allowed to participate in any strenuous activity.

After Cameron’s death, his parents, Dave and Laura Batson established Cameron’s Cause a nonprofit organization along with NKEMS,Inc. that has placed more than sixty Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs) in schools and sporting arenas at no charge. They have made it their mission to better educate schools and communities about sudden cardiac arrests and AEDs. They have partnered with Children’s Hospital in Cincinnati and continue to work with the Heart Institute to provide heart screenings for teens.
I am asking for your help with raising money for the sign Cameron Kelly Batson Field to be placed on the Press Box facing the soccer field at Scott There will also be two boulders placed onsite with plaques one with Cameron’s Story the other regarding Cameron’s Cause. The Eagle Club at Scott is sponsoring a Run/Walk to be held at Scott on November 1, 2014 at 9:00am. I am asking for all sports, clubs, and students to come out and support this event. If you could pass this flyer on to your parent representative or whomever helps with emails to the team members and parents. I have also set up a Memorial Fund at Fifth Third Bank called Cameron Kelly Batson Field Memorial Fund. Anyone can go in and make a deposit to help fund this. They could also mail their donations with check made out to Cameron’s Field to c/o Autumn Schneider, 746 Vincent Drive, Taylor Mill, Ky 41015. Scott High School has an alumni website that has this information and can make a contribution with a credit card that way. We would just like to raise enough money to get this done and it would be a great way for the community to support this family that has suffered a great tragic loss. Thanks for your consideration; hopefully you will be able to help.

See attached flyer for more info.

Come out and have a great day on the golf course while at the same time supporting Cameron’s Cause! Paradise Empowers, PEI Logistics and Dynamic Supply Chain Solutions are holding their 3rd Annual Golf Tournament for charity. This year proceeds will be distributed to Cameron’s Cause and Sunrise Children’s Services.

The event will be held on August 26th at Twin Oaks Golf and Plantation Club

Register online at: or visit PEI’s non-profit website at

PEI golf outing

With Spring weather finally arriving and the Reds season starting today, who’s mind isn’t drifting to baseball? Join us for a game this June and support the Reds and Cameron’s Cause! Here are the details:

Cameron’s Cause Foundation Family Day at the Ballpark
Game Date:  Sun., June 22nd – 1:10 p.m.
Tickets:  Outer Mezzanine- $18.00 regularly $20.00

Deadline to purchase Tickets May 19th
($ 5.50 will go to Cameron’s Cause)


See attached flyer for more info.

What a great day! With the help of our sponsors and volunteers, Cameron’s Cause finished our second heart screening. We had 82 students screened, 4 need to follow up with a cardiologist. We would like to thank all of our volunteers, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital, Finneytown Schools, the PTA and the Finneytown Fire department.

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Our second screening is coming up on March 19, 2014! It will be held at Finneytown High School and is open to students of Finneytown Middle and High Schools between the ages of 13 and 19. Screenings are by appointment only. We hope all students will consider getting screened as sudden cardiac arrest can and does happen to anyone, athlete or not, and getting a thorough screening can help unnecessary deaths. Thanks to our partners, Cincinnati Children’s HospitalNKEMS, and the help of your donations for making this possible!

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Thank you to all the volunteers and those who donated food for the screening! We were able to screen 175 students, 5 of which were found to have heart problems which necessitated their restriction from sports. We hope that, through help from our sponsors and your donations, we have helped protect these children and that we can continue to do so at our next screening.

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05 Jan 2013

AED Donations

As of December 2012, Cameron’s Cause has donated 50 AEDs to area schools and sporting/event facilities, while providing valuable education and training sessions and conducting screening to protect the young hearts around our community.

Cameron’s Cause provides AEDs equipped with Real CPR Help. This system helps responders by giving real-time feedback that helps determine depth and rate of compressions in situations where, at first, no shock is advised.

Research done through Cincinnati Children’s Hospital

What: This is a research study to help determine the best way to screen adolescent athletes for potentially dangerous heart conditions

Who: Healthy teenagers 14 to 18 years old who: 
– Participate in organized physical activity and have no known heart problems or risk factors for having or developing heart disease

Saturday, February 4, 2012
Saturday, April 14, 2012
Saturday, July 21, 2012

For more information, please call 513-803-0366

We visited a Pre-K class at Jump for Joy Pre-school to teach the kids about the heart and about CPR. They practiced on CPR manikins and even inspected a turkey heart …it is November 😉 I think there were a few future life savers in the class!

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Thanks to all of our family, friends and supporters who came out to remember Cameron on his 19th birthday! It was a beautiful day to celebrate. I know Cameron appreciated all the letters we sent to him and knows that he will never be forgotten!

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