Jump Rope & Hoops for Heart event a success!

SAXTONS RIVER, Vt.—On March 16, 2017 students at Saxtons River Elementary School jumped all over heart disease by participating in Jump Rope & Hoops for Heart. Our 98 students raised $2,918.17 for the American Heart Association, which funds research, programs and education to fight heart disease and stroke, our nation’s No. 1 and No. 4 killers.

“I’m so proud of our school community,” said Amy Ballou, Jump Rope & Hoops for Heart coordinator. “We all had a lot of fun, and the kids enjoyed learning about the importance of physical activity and how they can play a role in saving lives.”

“It was the best day ever!” was one comment from a second grader.

“We want to keep our hearts healthy so we can live a good life.” Said a fourth grader.

Jump Rope & Hoops For Heart is a program that promotes physical activity and heart health through jumping rope and shooting hoops. It is co-sponsored by the American Heart Association and SHAPE America-Society of Health and Physical Educators.

Coby Jeffrey shooting hoops for heart health. Photo by Amy Ballou
First grade students. Photo by Amy Ballou
Third grade helped raise money for heart health. Photo by Amy Ballou

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