Port’s Jump Rope For Heart

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jumpBuckley Country Day School second, third, and fourth graders recently participated in the American Heart Association’s Jump Rope for Heart event for the 31st consecutive year.

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.

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Elizabeth Johnson is former editor of Manhasset Press and Manhasset Press Magazine. Growing up in nearby Garden City and attending New York University, she is well-versed in the locale and knowledgeable about the beat she covers. Her community involvement is extensive and includes the Manhasset SCA, Kiwanis International, Manhasset Chamber of Commerce, St. Mary’s Church, and various civic and local charitable organizations. Curious by nature, her travels, community service, love of the arts as well as local sports give her the inside view to unique content. During her time at Anton, she has received several awards from the New York Press Association and the Press Club of LI, including the coveted "Best Community Newspaper" several years in a row.

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