Copiague Middle School students demonstrated their commitment toward leading a heart-healthy lifestyle when they participated in the school’s annual “Hoops for Heart” event.
Hoops for Heart is a national fundraising program sponsored jointly by the Society of Health and Physical Educators of America and the American Heart Association. Through the program, students raise funds for the AHA while participating in activities that promote physical fitness.
During their physical education classes, students hit the courts to practice their dribbling and shooting skills as well as completed a basketball-themed obstacle course. To signify their participation, they wrote their name on a dog sticker and placed it on the bulletin board titled “The Heart Healthy Pack.” The goal of the event was to increase awareness about heart disease and related illnesses, as well as raise money for research, prevention and education programs.
Through their collective efforts, the students raised nearly $5,000 for the American Heart Association.
Photo Caption: Copiague Middle School students participated in the school’s Hoops for Heart fundraiser event with all proceeds going to the American Heart Association.
Photo courtesy of the Copiague Public School District