Shooting Hoops for Healthy Hearts
By Alison DeMaria
Students of James H. Boyd Intermediate School in the Elwood Union Free School District raised $4,271.47 for the American Heart Association through the Hoops for Heart program.
The Hoops for Heart experience allows students to take part in heart-healthy basketball activities during physical education classes while raising life-saving funds for the American Heart Association.
“When you participate in Hoops for Heart, you are not only doing something good for you, you are also doing something nice for someone else,” explained Eve Pyser, regional director for the American Heart Association, to students. “The money you donate supports research, education and community outreach. For every $50 you raise, the American Heart Association can train someone in CPR and potentially save someone’s life.”
Photo Caption: Third-grade students of James H. Boyd Intermediate School in the Elwood Union Free School District are pictured with American Heart Association Regional Director Eve Pyser and physical education teachers Carla Weiss and Frank Schiraldi during the AHA’s Hoops for Heart program.