CCS students will soon be jumping, shooting for heart
Students in grades K-6 at Chase County Elementary will be jumping and shooting at the chance to fight heart disease and stroke, the No. 1 and No. 4 killers in the U.S.
The events will happen on Thursday, Feb. 18, as the Chase County elementary grades will host the 10th annual Jump Rope For Heart event and ninth annual Hoops for Heart event to raise money for the American Heart Association.
Funds raised will help provide lifesaving heart and stroke research and community and educational programs for youths.
Jodie Schuller, K-6 physical education instructor, is coordinating the program.
The Jump Rope For Heart and Hoops For Heart teach students how physical fitness benefits the heart and shows them that volunteering can be a fun and positive experience for the whole community.
The need to educate children about the importance of physical activity couldn’t be timelier, according to Schuller. According to recent studies, about one-third of children ages two to 19 are overweight and obese.
For 36 years, millions of students have jumped rope and for over 18 years, millions of students have played basketball and learned about heart health and how nutrition and physical activity can help prevent heart disease and stroke.
Jump Rope For Heart and Hoops for Heart are co-sponsored by the American Heart Association and SHAPE America-Society of Health and Physical Educators.
Schuller asks local residents to help CCS students help others by making a donation.
More information is available from Schuller or at: heart.org/ jump or heart.org/hoops.