Race Salazar Memorial Scholarship
Race Salazar grew up in Folsom, CA playing soccer, youth basketball, little league baseball, high school baseball and basketball, violin, and guitar. Race graduated from Folsom High School in 2009 and continued his education at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. In 2010, Race suffered a life-ending heart arrhythmia in his sleep. This tragedy was the result of a condition called Long QT Syndrome (LQTS), one of four types of Sudden Arrhythmia Death Syndrome (SADS).
LQTS is one of four types of Sudden Arrhythmia Death Syndrome (SADS). It’s a “silent killer” amongst children and young adults. The family learned that SADS conditions can be stopped by simple education. Most cardiac arrhythmia’s and structural defects that cause sudden death in young people, are treatable.
** The Via Heart Project, provides FREE heart screenings for youth and young adults ages 12 to 25, hosted by the Folsom Cordova Unified School District, held every other year. Race to Keep Hearts Beating is one of the many sponsors. Stay tuned for information about the next screening.
The Race M. Salazar Memorial Scholarship is available for graduating seniors from Folsom High School and Vista del Lago High School graduating seniors. Contact the school’s career counselor for application information and deadline dates.
Congratulations to all Folsom and Vista del Lago scholarship recipients.
Congratulations Folsom and Vista del Lago High School Scholarship Recipients
Folsom Telegraph – Gold Media Country
Folsom, Vista students earn various scholarships by Matt Long, Sports Editor, June 3, 2021