Jump Rope for Heart

Elementary Students Jump for Prevention and Heart Health
Posted on 03/18/2019
A Pine Bend student jumps rope to earn donations for the American Heart AssociationInver Grove Heights Schools elementary schools have a long tradition of helping others and promoting prevention through the American Heart Association’s annual Jump Rope for Heart events. Pine Bend’s participation, at the direction of physical education teacher Kelly Darrow, has even put them in the Top 10 in the state for the last 20 years. Students have raised thousands of dollars to help the AHA reduce the number of heart disease and stroke victims while discovering new and fun ways to jump rope.

This year, students gathered pledges from family and friends depending on how long they jumped rope during their school’s event. Each grade level had 45 minutes to switch between jump rope groups, showing each other tricks and creating even more. Great job to the students on their hard work that will teach prevention and provide resources through the AHA.