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Hamilton students participate in Hoops For Heart

Hamilton High School students will take shots at the nation’s No. 1 killers – heart disease and stroke — April 8 from 7:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. as they participate in Hoops for Heart.

Approximately 250 Hamilton students will display their basketball skills and support cardiovascular research as they participate in a fundraiser sponsored by the American Heart Association and the American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance.

Participating in Hamilton’s third annual Hoops For Heart event, students will not only learn about the importance of exercise for maintaining good health, but also fund potentially lifesaving research into heart and blood vessel diseases and educational programs.

Jerry Cilbulka, Hamilton High School physical education teacher and Hoops for Heart coordinator, said the experience benefits students by involving them in community service and volunteerism.

“It shows kids that volunteering can be fun as well as beneficial to the community,” Cibulka said.

Youngsters who participate in Hoops For Heart obtain flat donations for their involvement in the event. In addition, they can win prizes based on how much money they raise on Hot Shot Blitz.

Community members interested in supporting the students’ efforts can contact Cibulka at (262) 246-6471 ext. 1117 or call the American Heart Association at 1-800-AHA-USA1.