Number of Participants: 200
Hours Donated: 1
Value of Time Served: $1,690
Event Amount Raised: $11,672
Event Type: Health & Medicine
Date: February 12, 2018
Joseph A. Edgar Intermediate School
New York 25A, Rocky Point
In honor of American Heart Month, Joseph A. Edgar Intermediate School students and staff members in the Rocky Point School District participated in the annual Jump Rope for Heart event this February.
During the after-school program, the students demonstrated their jump-roping skills to the beat of popular music, and through their participation collected donations for the worthy cause. Students participated in a “free jump” event before competing in grade level challenges to determine who could jump rope the longest.
Under the leadership of physical education teacher Maria Amoscato, the students helped to raise more than $11,672 for the American Heart Association.
Jump Rope for Heart is an annual program sponsored by the American Heart Association in an effort to raise not only awareness of heart health issues, but also funds for continued research.
Photo caption: Rocky Point School District’s Joseph A. Edgar Intermediate School students and staff raised $11,672 for the American Heart Association during this February’s Jump Rope for Heart event.
Photo courtesy of the Rocky Point School District.