This year’s Jump Rope for Heart raised over $11,400! We stressed to the students that the more ducks we earn the more lives we save and we earned a lot of ducks! Students were able to receive a Splatter Quacky instant reward duck with a $5 donation. Online and other donations earned even more ducks and more prizes. We have some students whose goal was to earn all 6 ducks so they could save a lot of lives. Clay Croft from Stacey Davis’ room raised a grand total of $1,010 which earns him the title of being the highest fund raiser from Garrison ever. Laylen Hines from Mrs. Hayes room was the next highest this year with$500.00. Our students raised nearly $4000.00 online this year! The more we raise online the more gift certificates we earn toward PE equipment. So that will really help our program. We look forward to JRFH every year. It teaches the students the value of community service while helping them to learn about exercise and taking care of their own heart.
The kids raise money by either going person to person to neighbors, friends, church members, teachers etc. to get face to face donations or by setting up a their website that is attached to the schools JRFH website. They will receive donations as they send out emails. The online donation method is so easy, we have really encouraged it. All money raised stays local and goes to research and education. AHA has invested more than 13.5 million nationally in research on children’s heart disease. Their funding in pediatric cardiac research is second only to the federal government! They are also advocates for PE and wellness in schools, provide CPR courses, teaching gardens, and have teamed up with Play 60.
-Coach Veletta Reed