Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Exeter-Milligan Update: Hoops for Heart

By Darcy White, Exeter-Milligan PE Instructor

On FEBRUARY 28, students at EXETER-MILLIGAN ELEMENTARY in MILLIGAN jumped all over heart disease and stroke by participating in Hoops For Heart. The students raised more than $2,800 for the American Heart Association, which funds research, programs and education to fight heart disease and stroke, our nation’s No. 1 and No. 4 killers.

“I’m so pleased with the success of this year’s event,” said Mrs. White, Hoops For Heart coordinator. “We all had a lot of fun, and the kids enjoyed learning about the importance of physical activity and how they can play a role in saving lives.  The kids went above and beyond with their efforts in fundraising.  I am very pleased with how excited the kids were to do this service and how hard the kids worked to raise money and awareness for the AHA!”

Hoops For Heart is a program that promotes physical activity and heart health through playing basketball. It is co-sponsored by the American Heart Association and SHAPE America-Society of Health and Physical Educators.

To make a donation or to find out more about Hoops For Heart, call your nearest American Heart Association office or call 1-800-AHA-USA1 (1-800-242-8721). You can also visit us online at

3rd Grade Front L-R: Selah Petersen, Alivia Luzum, Carver Kanode, Jase Luzum, Brett Kallhoff, Ariana Smart
Middle: Jonah Geiger, Tucker Svec, Logan Krupicka, Trevin Ronne, Avery Nichols, Kaydence Haase, and Aiyden Franssen
Back: Ronald Babula, Kiley Oldehoeft, Katherine Hale, Alexis Bendig and Alexis Saatmann

4th Grade
Front – Joleen Vossler, Landen Soice, Emma Meyer, Kierra Papik Jaxon Franssen, Aidan Vavra
Back – Carter Milton, Michael Bartu, Ayla Kahler, Liberty Johnson, Jayden Capek

5th Grade:
Front – Taylor Pribyl, Savannah Horne, Savana Krupicka, Josh Meyer, Andrew Vavra and Draven Payne
Back – Devin Harrison, Trenton Vossler, Troy Kallhoff (top fundraiser), Malorie Staskal, Dravin Birkes and Tyler Due

6th Grade
Front – Daysan Staskal
Midddle – Chase Vnoucek, Marcus Krupicka Olivea Swanson, Cade Kresak, Gabe Jindra
Back: Josie Kanode and Sophia Gilliam

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