THANK YOU to all of our participating schools, awesome volunteers, and fabulous students who are helping us to reach our Impact Goal to reduce coronary disease, stroke and risk by 25% by the year 2010.
Hoops For Heart is a program that engages middle school students in the physical activity of playing basketball while raising funds to support lifesaving heart and stroke research and education. Students ask friends and family for donations, either in person or online, and receive thank-you gifts based on the dollars they raise. Based on the dollars raised your school will be eligible for gift certificates for free equipment.
The event is conducted in schools by physical education instructors or coaches and can be scheduled whenever it’s most convenient during the school year — during physical education class, lunch or before or after school.
Once you register, you’ll receive everything you need to conduct a successful event:
- Educational kit with heart-health posters, activity ideas and lesson plans
- Coordinator’s Guide with step-by-step instructions
- Complimentary basketball
- Promotional materials
- Thank-you incentive items
- Hands-on training and support from an experienced American Heart Association staff person
Healthy lifestyles can help prevent heart disease and stroke. Eating healthy, nutritious foods, being physically active, staying tobacco-free, and maintaining a healthy blood pressure and weight are all part of a healthy lifestyle. Hoops For Heart helps to get this message across to students. For more information on Hoops For Heart, visit the AHPERD website.
For Florida Only:
2010-2011 Thank You Gifts
Participating coordinators, students and schools can receive exciting prizes as a thank you from the American Heart Association.
Congratulations to Our Top Schools of 2009-2010!
The coordinators, teachers and administrators at these schools have truly presented outstanding events. Our heartfelt thanks for their amazing efforts!
Hoops For Heart Top Ten Schools
Indian Ridge Middle School
Welch Elementary School
Avalon Middle School
Inverness Middle School
Homewood Middle School
Vestavia Hills Liberty Park Middle School
Oak Hall School
Perdue Primary School
Mulrennan Middle School
North Naples Middle School
Dual, Jump Rope For Heart/Hoops For Heart Top Five Schools
Phoenix Magnet Elementary School
Hesse Elementary School
Imagine International Academy of Smyrna
Erma Siegel Elementary School
Lake Elementary School