Lincoln School Donates $6,272 to American Heart Association

Lincoln Elementary School recently raised $6,272 for the American Heart Association through their 2ndAnnual Jump Rope for Heart. The school has raised almost $10,000 for the American Heart Association over the past two years. Lincoln Physical Education teachers, Chris Hammond and Aaron Zwald, spearhead the fundraiser each year.

“The money goes to help children who have heart condition and need extra help so it’s a great fundraiser that gets our students helping other children,” said Mr. Hammond and Mr. Zwald. “This year we added some incentive for the kids so we were able to double our total from last year. The kids loved it and got so excited to participate. We will continue to do it in the future and see how high the donation can go.”

Since Lincoln students surpassed the school’s goal of $5,000, they had the opportunity to cover the physical education teachers with silly string, whip cream, chocolate sauce and feathers to the delight of the students and staff.

As part of the fundraiser, the physical education teachers held a jump rope unit where students learned heart-healthy information and different ways they could jump rope to stay active.

The top student fundraisers for the Jump Rope for Heart were:  Cameron Cooper ($1,000), Bronx Ballard ($610), Kaylee Melquist ($500), Vittoria Tehan ($400), Liana Peyton ($300), Emmett Rohler ($275), Isabella Constantino ($225), Lyla Stronz ($200), Rory Moore ($125) and Maddie Martin $120).

posted on 02/09/2018 - filed under: Community, Elementary School, Physical Education, Spotlight, Staff, Students