Medina elementary students raise $2K for Heart Challenge

Provided photo: Gym teachers Greg Husung and Travis Phillips are pictured with Aoife Kelleher, Meadow Dunn, Oliver White, Natalie Smith-Flatley, Bryce Allen, Sophia Blount, Jonathan Bessel, Kennedy Hosmer, Cayden Dubois, Phoenix Konieczny, Nathan White, Rayna Balaban, Ryker Kenward, Marcus Falls, Henry Dresser, Lucas Miller, Abigail Sutch, Sterling Biesinger, Jordan Hammonds and Margaret Dunham.

Posted 11 May 2022 at 1:07 pm

Press Release, Medina Central School

MEDINA – Oak Orchard Elementary School gym teachers Greg Husung and Travis Phillips celebrated their students who recently took part in the American Heart Association’s Kids Heart Challenge.

The Medina students raised $2,000 in their fifth year of participation!

“The year before we raised almost $3,000,” said Mr. Phillips. “We were thrilled to find out we received two grants which we used to purchase a climbing wall for the gym.”

Second grade student Rayna Balaban said she loves the new addition to the gym.

“It’s a lot of fun and I really like to climb it.”

The Kids Heart Challenge helps kids with special hearts to raise money for the health of all hearts. Oak Orchard students participated in fun physical activities and learned about how to keep their hearts and brains healthy. Thanks to the generosity of family and friends the funds they raised will go to help others.

“The kids were so instrumental in helping us achieve this and we had three major contributors who really helped us,” said Mr. Phillips. “We are really proud of everyone who participated.”