McCormick and Brooks Elementary students raised a combined $10,852.63 for the American Heart Association through their Jump Rope for Heart fundraiser in late March.
McCormick and Brooks’ physical education teacher, Mr. Derek Blyzwick, organized the fundraiser. Throughout the month of March, students went door-to-door and raised funds online to donate to the organization. The fundraiser culminated with a Jump Rope for Heart week in gym class where students participated in fitness stations that promote heart health.
McCormick Elementary raised $5,108.63, while Brooks raised $5,744.00. The large contribution by both schools earned Mr. Blyzwick $700 in gift cards from UsGames to purchase physical education equipment for the schools.