Archbishop Williams receives donation from AWHS parent George Brewster and Brewster Ambulance Services.

  AED DONATION: George Brewster of Brewster Ambulance Services, left, donated four AED’s to the sports program. With him are Athletic Trainer Stephanie Adukonis, a certified CPR/AED instructor, and Principal Dr. Michael Volonnino.

AED DONATION: George Brewster of Brewster Ambulance Services, left, donated four AED’s to the sports program. With him are Athletic Trainer Stephanie Adukonis, a certified CPR/AED instructor, and Principal Dr. Michael Volonnino.

Archbishop Williams High School is a full sports season ahead of new state laws requiring AED’s (Automated External Defibrillators) at all school sporting events, thanks to a donation of four new units from AWHS parent George Brewster and Brewster Ambulance Services.

“We would like to thank Mr. Brewster for this generous donation,” said Athletic Director Gordie McClay. “We had begun doing the research on units to comply with new state laws that take effect next fall, so Mr. Brewster’s donation is very welcome and timely.“

The donation brings to six the number of units available at sporting events.

“We often have three to five events going at once,” said Athletic Trainer Stephanie Adukonis, a  certified trainer in both CPR and AED who leads classes for all coaches and sports staff.  “Fortunately, we have never had to use one, but it’s good to know we are prepared.” 

McClay noted that the school’s early planning shows the school is “proactive, having these ready to go and knowing that the coaches are in good shape.” Currently all coaches are CPR and AED trained, he noted.

Brewster is the parent of Sloan ‘19 and Chase ‘21.