- Associated Press - Friday, March 28, 2014

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - The Northwest Arkansas Naturals will dedicate their opening home game to educating fans about preventing strokes.

The April 10 “Strike Out Stroke Night” was organized in partnership with the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences-led statewide stroke program called AR SAVES.

The groups says surviving a stroke is becoming more likely as more community hospitals join the AR SAVES network. The program uses a video communications system to enable a stroke neurologist to evaluate whether emergency room physicians should use a powerful blood thinner within the critical 3-hour period following the first signs of stroke.

Gates will open at 5 p.m., and the game starts at 6 p.m. against the Frisco RoughRiders. AR SAVES stroke survivors will be honored guests at the game.

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