Students at Aquebogue Elementary School raised $6,000 through a Hoops for Heart fundraiser. Courtesy photo.

Students at Aquebogue Elementary School raised $6,000 for the American Heart Association through the AHA’s “Hoops for Heart” program.

The students were trained in the fundamentals of basketball and received lessons on heart health and making a difference in the lives of those with a heart condition. The students then obtained sponsorships as part of a community service project to make as many jump shots as they could during a 30-minute “Super Shooter” contest.


Source: Press release issued by Riverhead Central School District dated March 18, 2019.

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