Joint Projects refers to Jump Rope For Heart and Hoops For Heart. They are national events sponsored by the American Heart Association and the American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance. Students in these programs have fun jumping rope and playing basketball — all while becoming empowered to improve their health and help other kids with heart health issues.
Funds raised through Jump Rope For Heart and Hoops For Heart give back to children, communities and schools through the American Heart Association’s work:
Ongoing discovery of new treatments through research
Advocating at federal and state levels for physical education and nutrition wellness in schools
CPR training courses for middle and high school students
Jump Rope For Heart and Hoops For Heart help students:
Learn the value of community service and contribute to their community’s welfare
Develop heart-healthy habits while being physically active
Earn gift certificates for free school P.E. equipment from U.S. Games
Join the Fight and Register Your Jump or Hoops Event Today!
If you haven't scheduled a Jump Rope for Heart or a Hoops for Heart event at your school, please consider doing so. It’s not too late to join in the fight against heart disease, stroke and childhood obesity by registering your Jump Rope For Heart or Hoops For Heart event today! The American Heart Association has provided everything you will need online. In one easy step you will be up and jumping in no time.
Already Scheduled to Hold an Event?
Great! Check out the some of the resources available for coordinators holding Jumps For Heart and Hoops For Heart Events. These tools provide you with everything you need from getting started, tips for success, raising funds online and more. We've even got comprehensive feedback from past event coordinators who know all the tricks of the trade!
North Carolina's Let's Move! Active Schools Co-Chairs
Stephanie Braswell East Franklin Elementary
Anne Wiggin Iotla Valley Elementary
Affiliates & Partners
NCAAHPERD Works with Other Organizations The Alliance partners with other organizations that have common goals and interests. We encourage you to support their work as well as ours as together we strive to create a healthier, more creative, and active North Carolina.
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