Fundraiser Is a Slam Dunk

Fundraiser Is a Slam Dunk Photo

Students at Copiague Middle School showed off their basketball skills when they participated in a Hoops for Heart fundraiser to benefit the American Heart Association on April 6 and 7 during their physical education classes.

Not only did students help raise money for a good cause, they learned about leading a heart-healthy lifestyle and making positive choices. Hoops for Heart is a national fundraising program sponsored jointly by the Society of Health and Physical Educators of America and the AHA. Through the program, students raise funds for the AHA while participating in activities that promote physical fitness.

Students showed off their sharpshooting skills as they completed a basketball-themed obstacle course. The goal of the event was to increase awareness about heart disease and related illnesses, as well as raise money for research, prevention, and education programs.

This year, the Copiague Middle School students have a goal to meet or surpass the $5,000 they raised during last year’s event.