Jump Rope for Heart is a nationwide fundraising program which promotes physical activity, heart-healthy living, and community service to children. This event provided an opportunity for Buckley students to learn about heart health while raising money to benefit medical research.
The children jumped rope individually and as a team for 60 minutes during their physical education classes. They showed off their rope jumping skills by performing many intricate jumping patterns including the skier, toe touch, and side straddle. There were several contests to challenge the jumpers such as who could jump the longest without stopping.
As in the past, the event was a great success! The students were able to raise a record-breaking total of $7300 this year, which brings the overall total to a quarter million dollars since 1983. The Physical Education department would like to thank everyone in the Buckley community for supporting the American Heart Association.