Bush School Raises $2,019 for the American Heart Association

Bush Elementary School students and staff recently raised $2,019 for the American Heart Association through their annual “Jump Rope-a-Thon.” This is the eighth year Bush School has held the event and they have raised over $14,000 for the American Heart Association.

In addition to jumping rope, students participated in stations in the gymnasium including: bikes, scooters, step boxes, basketball, juggling and hula-hoops. The Bush School PTA provided healthy snacks to all students.

“The number one reason to do the Jump Rope-a-Thon is to show our students the importance of being active and maintaining a healthy lifestyle,” said Bush Elementary School Physical Education teacher Jay Grann who spearheads the event each year. “It is also a benefit that the students are able to raise money to give to the American Heart Association so we can show them that giving to a good cause is important. The students here know they are helping doctors and researchers heal sick hearts.”

posted on 03/06/2017 - filed under: Athletics, Community, Elementary School, Physical Education, Spotlight, Students