Scoring More Than Baskets

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W.T. Clarke Middle School students raised more than $800 for the American Heart Association by participating in the schoolwide Hoops for Heart program from Jan. 23-27.   

According to its website, the American Heart Association is the nation’s oldest and largest voluntary organization dedicated to fighting heart disease and stroke. To assist in the battle, schools can host Jump Rope for Heart or Hoops for Heart fundraisers that promote physical activity, heart healthy living and community service.

 During their gym classes, students rotated among stations to enhance their basketball skills by practicing ball control and making jump shots and layups. Afterward, the classes participated in a knockout tournament, eliminating each other by scoring baskets before their opponent until two finalists were left to face off in a championship match-up.