Hazelwood Schools Raise Nearly $40,000 for American Heart Association
Hazelwood School District students and staff members used basketballs and jump ropes to raise almost $40,000 for the American Heart Association (AHA) during Jump Rope for Heart and Hoops for Heart competitions.
In Jump Rope for Heart, students spend time in physical education classes learning about different jump rope tricks and how jumping rope helps cardiovascular health. Hoops for Heart allows students to play basketball, either full-court games or by performing trick shots.
HSD schools that participated in Hoops for Heart include: Armstrong Elementary, Barrington Elementary, Hazelwood Central Middle, Hazelwood East Middle, Hazelwood North Middle, Hazelwood Northwest Middle, Hazelwood Southeast Middle, Hazelwood West Middle, Jamestown Elementary, Jana Elementary, Keeven Elementary, Lawson Elementary and Twillman Elementary.
HSD schools that participated in Jump Rope for Heart include: Arrowpoint, Brown, Cold Water, Garrett, Grannemann, Jamestown, Jury, Keeven, Larimore, Lawson, Lusher, McCurdy, McNair, Russell, Townsend and Walker elementary schools.
Various schools highlight student contributions and special contests as part of the fundraisers. Using Jump Rope for Heart, McNair Elementary raised $5,764.
“A definite bright spot for us was our teachers, who donated $448, an increase of a few hundred dollars," physical education teacher Rob Iezzi said. "The students love showing off their jumps for the parents of McNair. It’s nice to see the parents get in there and jump as well.”
McNair finished third in the metropolitan area and eleventh in Missouri with $6,200 last year and as a school, it has collected about $80,000 throughout the years, said Iezzi.