Students, staff and families in the Hamilton School District made significant contributions to support the American Heart Association this year through fitness activities that emphasize healthy living. Combined, schools raised $36,001 through Kids Heart Challenge, Red Out Day activities and free throw competition.
Marcy Elementary School topped its previous year’s fundraising total by more than $10,000. With a final tally of more than $34,788, Marcy finished third in the state. Fitness education teacher Devon Hauser coordinated the school’s participation in the Kids Heart Challenge, a fundraising and physical activity program that teaches school-aged children how to keep fit and healthy, all while having fun and raising vital funds for heart disease research and education. Children learn physical activities like rope-jumping to help improve their strength, gain confidence, build stamina and extend their physical abilities in other activities.
Hamilton High School hosted a “Red Out” spirit day during a boys’ volleyball game. Red T-shirts are purchased with proceeds going to the American Heart Association.
Templeton Middle School held a free throw competition These events were also coordinated through the school’s fitness education teachers.