Centennial Junior High Students Shoot Hoops to Save Lives
Posted on 02/18/2013
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Students at Centennial are jumping at the chance to fight heart disease and stroke, our nation’s No. 1 and No. 4 killers. On February 18, 2013 Centennial will host its 6th annual Hoops For Heart event to raise money for the American Heart Association, which funds lifesaving heart and stroke research and community and educational programs for our youth.

Hoops For Heart teaches students how physical fitness benefits the heart and shows them that volunteering can be a fun and positive experience for the whole community. The need to educate children about the importance of physical activity couldn’t be timelier. According to recent studies, about one-third of children ages 2 to 19 are overweight and obese.

“By including physical activity into their daily routines, kids can significantly reduce the onset and burden of heart disease,“ said (insert name of AHA local spokesperson). “By raising money through Hoops For Heart, we are preventing heart disease and obesity for the next generation of Americans. Kids are literally jumping into a heart healthier life while becoming passionate about raising money for other kids with sick hearts.”

For over 17 years, Hoops For Heart has raised more than $72 million for the fight against heart disease and stroke. Millions of students have played basketball and learned about heart health and how nutrition and physical activity can help prevent heart disease and stroke.  Hoops For Heart is co-sponsored by the American Heart Association and the American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance.

Please help our students help others by making a donation. If you would like to help more, call your nearest American Heart Association office at (local phone #) or call 1-800-AHA-USA1 (1-800-242-8721). You can also visit us online at heart.org/hoops.

 

School contacts:
Evan Klanecky 402-534-2321, ext. 254 evan.klanecky@centennialbroncos.org

Kelly Heser  402-534-2321, ext. 256 kelly.heser@centennialbroncos.org