February is National Heart Month, and Lakehill is partnering with the American Heart Association to promote heart health. Heart disease is the leading cause of death for men and women in the United States.
Jump Rope For Heart and Hoops For Heart are national education and fundraising events sponsored by the American Heart Association and the American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (AAHPERD).
These events engage elementary and middle school students with jumping rope or playing basketball while empowering them to improve their own health and help other kids with heart-health issues.
Students and their families can raise money for the American Heart Association online at www.heart.org/jump or by downloading the app to a smart phone or tablet (search jump/hoops in the app store). Lakehill will also earn PE equipment that helps keep fitness fun for students.
Lakehill's Jump Rope for Heart is for grades K - 3 on February 12 from 12:45 - 1:45 p.m. Hoops for Heart is for students in grades 4 - 8 and will be held also on February 12, from 9:50 - 10:40 a.m.
Coach Daniel Bracken will be collecting money through February 27. Lakehill's combined goal is $15,000. As an added bonus, if Lakehill reaches its goal, Coach Bracken has promised to wear a suit to work every day for a week, including a tuxedoon Friday!