Students from Chelsea High School and Forest Oaks Elementary School recently raised over $1,000 for the American Heart Association.
On March 23, members of the Chelsea High School boys and girls basketball teams joined the Physical Education classes at Forest Oaks for a special Hopes for Heart basketball event.
“I planned the event and Coach Nick Baumbaugh from Chelsea High School graciously brought his team and a team donation over to our elementary school to help orchestrate the day of fun and basketball in PE,” said FOES Physical Education teacher Sandy Evers. “We had class verse class competition basketball shooting games and dribbling relays. The high school team introduced themselves and all the kids got to high-five their favorite players.”
Each child was encouraged to bring anywhere from $1 – $5 to support the American Heart Association. The students also learned a lot about the importance of a healthy heart during the week in PE and they had heart facts announced on the intercom each morning that week.
“As a reward for their participation and excitement for the week, the American Heart Association gave each child a “super pup” on a lanyard,” said Evers. “The students can continue to wear these pup lanyards to show their support for the American Heart Association and serve as a reminder to continue to make heart healthy choices.”