Number of Participants: 18
Hours Donated: 4
Value of Time Served: $608
Event Amount Raised: $5,000
Event Type: Health & Medicine
Date: March 27, 2018
Copiague Middle School
Great Neck Road, Copiague
To benefit the American Heart Association and learn about the effects of heart disease, students at Copiague Middle School participated in a Hoops for Heart fundraiser to raise money for the organization on March 23 and 26 during their physical education classes.
During a basketball-themed obstacle course, students were timed as they raced through the different stations. Students recorded their time on a poster for the different classes to attempt to beat. The Copiague Middle School students are hoping to meet or exceed their goal of $5,000 raised during last year’s event.
Not only did students help raise money for a good cause, they learned about leading a heart-healthy lifestyle and making positive choices. Hoops for Heart is a national fundraising program sponsored jointly by the Society of Health and Physical Educators of America and the AHA. Through the program, students raise funds for the AHA while participating in activities that promote physical fitness.
Photo caption: Copiague Middle School students raised money for the American Heart Association by participating in a Hoops for Heart fundraiser on March 23 and 26.
Photos courtesy of Copiague School District