WDC Elementary raises $7,046 for 'Jump Rope for Heart'
Over the past three weeks, WDC Elementary physical education teachers Danielle Jetvig-Renner, Katie Hill and Howie Kangas led the charge and rallied students to raise money for “Jump Rope for Heart.” The goal was set at $5,000.
Thanks to the hard work of WDC families and the community, students raised an impressive $7,046! The physical education teachers were thrilled to see the goal surpassed and thanks everyone for their support of the American Heart Association.
“It was great to see this kind of support for Jump Rope for Heart,” said Ms. Hill.
In about a month, the Jump Rope for Heart event will take place where students will participate in a variety of jump-rope activities during physical education classes. In addition, the top 10 student fundraisers will get to pie a teacher in the face and students will be rewarded with a school-wide hat day.
“It was fun to see the kids excited about raising money for a good cause. The ‘instant duck’ prizes were a big hit. I’m ready to take a few pies to the face, I know the kids will enjoy that!” said Mrs. Jetvig-Renner.
During the three-week Jump Rope for Heart fundraiser, WDC physical education teachers shared messages about staying tobacco free, eating right and exercise as a healthy lifestyle choice.
At the last Jump Rope for Heart fundraiser in 2013, WDC Elementary raised $5,607.