Oak Glen elementary students raise $889.59 for American Heart Association

Hoops for Heart event teaches fun and raises funds

information provided by Oak Glen Elementary School

LANSING, Ill. (February 26, 2019) – On Friday, February 22, Oak Glen third-, fourth-, and fifth-graders participated in Hoops for Heart, the American Heart Association fundraiser. This year’s event saw increased participation as well as increased funds—74 students raised $889.59, compared to 42 students raising $547.00 last year.

The goals of the Hoops for Heart event are:

  • To teach the importance of developing heart-healthy habits
  • To demonstrate that being physically active can be fun
  • To raise funds to support cardiovascular research and education that will help save lives across the country

Three basketball players from South Suburban College attended the event— sophomore Rhyss Lewis from Chesterton, Indiana; sophomore Isaiah Robinson from Chicago, Illinois; and freshman Malcom Bell from Chicago, Illinois. Head Coach John Pigatti also attended.

Oak Glen Elementary School is located at 2101 182nd Street in Lansing.

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