Lyndonville students raise funds for Heart Association in Hoops For Heart

By Mike Wertman, Sports Writer Posted 18 March 2014 at 12:00 am

Contributed Photo – Some of the volunteers playing a game of scooter basketball during this past weekend’s Hoops For Heart event at Lyndonville.

It was a fun, fitness event that saw Lyndonville elementary students take part in the annual Hoops for Heart this past weekend.

A total of over 50 individuals – students, their parents and volunteers – took part in the event at the Large Gymnasium at the high school which raised $1,812 for the American Heart Association.

“It continues to amaze me how willing our small community is to donate money to help fight heart disease, and rally together for a cause that may not directly impact us,” said Lyndonville varsity basketball Coach Brian Lang who helped to organize the event. “It is important for these students to learn at a young age the benefits of giving and donating to others, and they seem to fully embrace it.”

During the event students did a variety of different basketball activities, ranging from shooting stations to dizzy bat relays with their parents.

Lang noted that there were several donations from the community and staff which were used as prizes and food for the event.

“We also had a tremendous amount of parents and staff that volunteered their time and were able to engage in the activities with the kids,” said Lang. “Thank you to everyone who volunteered their time this year and donated, we couldn’t have done it without you.”