Number of Participants: 100
Hours Donated: 3
Value of Time Served: $2,535
Event Amount Raised: $8,400
Event Type: Health & Medicine
Date: October 18, 2016
3299 Beltagh Avenue Wantagh
New York 11793, United States
Wantagh Middle School was named a Long Island “Top Ten” school for its 2015-16 fundraising efforts for Hoops for Heart, a program sponsored by the American Heart Association and SHAPE America – Society of Health and Physical Educators. Under the direction of physical education teachers Eileen Keener, Tom Ligouri, Gary Reh and Keith Sacs, students participated in basketball-related activities, raising more than $8,400.
During the last 18 years, Wantagh Middle School has raised more than $150,000 for the American Heart Association for medical research and educational programs to fight heart disease and stroke. During the campaign, students learned about the lifelong health benefits of physical activity, importance of heart health and real-life lessons about volunteering, helping others, leadership and how their actions can help save lives. “Hoops for Heart is a great way to bring students together for a great cause, physical activity and community service” physical education teacher Eileen Keener said.
Photo Caption: Wantagh Middle School was a top fundraiser for the 2015-2016 Hoops for Heart Campaign.
Photo courtesy of the Wantagh School District