Hamilton Students Raise Thousands of Dollars for American Heart Association
Templeton raised over $2,300 this year for the association by jumping rope for the heart.
Templeton Middle School students helped raise $2,338 by completing the Jump Rope for Heart and Heart for Hoops to benefit the American Heart Association.
The event started as a “Red Out” spirit day, and the students and staff were encouraged to wear red clothing to show awareness of heart disease and stroke, according to a news release from the Hamilton School District web site. It ended with a basketball tournament after school, in which students formed their own teams and competed for fun against other teams.
Staff participated by placing money in a basket and filling out hearts with names of people affected by heart disease or stroke.
It’s estimated that Templeton has raised close to $10,000 in the nine years it has participated in the event.
Family, friends and neighbors typically sponsor students for every minute their team jumps.
Marcy Elementary raised an estimated $240,000 in the past 27 years of participation.
The American Heart Association honored long-time fitness education teacher Andy Matthiesen previously for providing outstanding volunteer service.
Lannon has raised $14,000 since fitness education teacher Daniel Howard has coordinated the event.