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.
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.
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.
Evan Klanecky 402-534-2321, ext. 254 firstname.lastname@example.org
ext. 256 email@example.com