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.

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