More than 100 Ridge Central students participated in this year’s Jump Rope for Heart fundraiser for the American Heart Association.
The event included students from kindergarten through fifth grade. Third- through fifth- grade students participated after school at the Jump, kindergarten through second grade students jumped for their donations during their Physical Education classes.
The top fundraisers were Nikolas Dixon (third Grade) who raised $287, Ryne Luna (third grade) with $203, Gabriel Jackson (first grade) with $200.
Ridge Central’s total fundraising effort for this event was $3,885.68, which was announced at the event on February 24th.
Many of the parents showed up to watch and help with the Jump along with Brandy Hobbs from the American Heart Association, who presented Ridge Central with a 2014 Jump Rope for Heart banner.
Ridge Central Elementary School has been participating in Jump Rope for Heart since 1997. Ridge Central will again participate in Jump Rope for Heart next year, hoping to beat the fundraising effort from this year.
— Submitted by Ridge Central Elementary School