Number of Participants: 150
Hours Donated: 2
Value of Time Served: $2,535
Event Amount Raised: $16,044
Event Type: Health & Medicine
Date: February 28, 2018
Students in grades K-2 at Bellmore’s Charles A. Reinhard Early Childhood Center grasped the handles of colorful jump ropes during physical education classes throughout February. In attempting to break their own personal records for successful jump-roping, they also raised more than $16,044 for the American Heart Association’s Jump Rope for Heart Campaign.
Principal Patricia Castine said she is extremely proud of the students, who displayed great leadership skills during the campaign. The students raised $4,000 more than last year, she noted.
Jump Rope for Heart is a national education and fundraising event sponsored by the American Heart Association and Society of Health and Physical Educators, whose goal is to not only empower students to improve their own health, but to help other children with heart health issues.
Photo caption: From left, Charles A. Reinhard Early Childhood Center physical education teachers Elia Deblasio and Ari Bisk are pictured with students who participated in the school’s Jump Rope for Heart campaign this February.
Photo courtesy of the Bellmore School District