NOVEMBER 26, 2015 (THANKSGIVING DAY)
DOES COOL WHIP MAKE TECAHERS COOL?
Physical Education classes at Blaine and Fallsburg Elementary Schools recently participated in Hoops for Heart, raising over $1,000 to help the American Heart Association fight heart disease and stroke.
“Each school had a goal to meet,” said Connie Miller, PE teacher at both schools. “It was close, but the kids worked hard and each school exceeded their goal!”
A celebration was held at each school that involved hula hooping and basketball activities and contests. As a surprise for the students, Miller announced that since they had met their goal, they got to celebrate by covering her in cool whip and slime.
“It was just an incentive to keep them interested and focused on raising money for a great cause,” said Miller. “Knowing they met their goal, made it all worth it.”
The American Heart Association is the nation’s oldest and largest voluntary organization dedicated to fighting heart disease and stroke. They fund innovative research, fight for stronger public health policies, and provide critical tools and information to save and improve lives. Their nationwide organization includes 156 local offices and more than 3,000 employees who work to improve the lives of all Americans, by educating lawmakers, policymakers and the public as they advocate for changes to protect and improve the health of communities.
For more information on the American Heart Association or to participate in Hoops for Heart, visit www.heart.org