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Holley elementary students raise $6K in jump rope event for American Heart Association

Posted 9 March 2018 at 10:26 am

Provided photos: Three students prepare to hula hoop at the Jump Rope and Hoops for Heart event at Holley Elementary.

Press Release, Holley Central School

HOLLEY –Holley Elementary School participated in their 33rd Annual Jump Rope and Hoops for Heart event on Feb. 10.  There were 67 students who participated in the event, and over 100 elementary students collected donations. To date, Holley elementary students have collected $6,300 in donations, exceeding the school’s target goal of $6,000 this year for the American Heart Association.

Students rotated through various stations where they could make cards, sign a large valentine heart and play games. Food Services Director Vickie Scroger provided participants with healthy snack options. Activities were supervised by current and retired elementary staff, and parent volunteers. Everyone enjoyed participating in this worthwhile cause and earning a variety of prizes.

A student is busy jumping rope during the event.

This year’s Jump Rope and Hoops for Heart event was held in honor of the late Jim Campbell, husband of recently retired Holley Elementary Physical Education Teacher Lisa Campbell. Lisa successfully organized this annual event at Holley Elementary for many years. Holley Elementary staff and retirees donated $543.50 to the event in honor of Mr. Campbell and presented a check to Mrs. Campbell for the American Heart Association. Special thanks to Lisa Campbell, her sons, daughter-in-law and mother-in-law, who came from out of state, to help support this worthy cause in memory of Jim Campbell.

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