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Whitman Elementary School Raises More Than $11,000 for American Heart Association Through Jump Rope for Heart

whit heart 17 WASHINGTON TOWNSHIP – Whitman Elementary School physical education teacher Mr. Adam Clark recently conducted the school’s annual Jump Rope for Heart campaign, benefiting the American Heart Association. Pledge packets were finalized on Friday, February 10th, and Whitman raised $11,131.50 for the organization. Since 1998, Whitman students have contributed an amazing $257,444.50.

Jump Rope for Heart involved all Whitman kindergarten through Grade 5 students during their 40-minute specials time. Students took part in various jumping-related challenges that involved short ropes, long ropes, projected exercise videos on the wall, deck ring jumping, sit-and-bounce ball jumping, and other cardiovascular and muscular endurance activities.

“The event highlighted all of the hard work and time students spent during their jumping unit and their fundraising efforts as a community and school towards raising money for the American Heart Association,” Clark said. “It’s a lot of money, for sure.”

In the photo at left, Whitman Elementary School physical education teacher Adam Clark holds up the school’s Jump Rope for Heart banner for 2016-17.