KAHPERD Hoops for Heart
Hoops For Heart is a great way to bring students together for a good cause — physical activity and community service. Students will be proud to know that they’re helping to save lives in their own community.
Hoops For Heart…
- Gives kids the opportunity to work on basketball skills and play exciting skills games such as Hot-Shot Blitz, Top Gun and Quick Hands.
- Funds critical research and educational programs that fight heart disease and stroke, our nation’s No. 1 and No. 3 killers.
- Involves the entire school in a lot of fun!
Regular physical activity in childhood and adolescence improves strength and endurance, reduces anxiety and stress, helps control weight, builds healthy bones and muscles, and increases self-esteem. Young people can build healthy bodies and establish healthy lifestyles well into adulthood by including physical activity in their daily lives. The Hoops For Heart event can help you establish this important lifelong habit!
Click on the link below to read all the shout outs and good things going on in Jump and Hoops for Heart.
Resources from American Heart
Click on the pdf to open up a flyer on the programs American Heart offers to educators. AHA FLYER
Sponsor a Hoops for Heart Event
It is very easy to sponsor a Hoops for Heart Event. The materials to do this are all available on the American Heart Association Website or the AAHPERD website.
How to Coordinate an Event
Use this section to find the official Hoops For Heart Coordinators Guide, tips from coordinators, and information on AAHPERD incentives for coordinators. Coordinate an event
Forms, Educational Material, Media
Click here to browse teacher resources, lesson plans and useful media to help make your Hoops For Heart event memorable! Educational information
Register to hold a Hoops For Heart Event at your facility. Register for an event
Sign up for online fundraising, create your own fundraising web page, and promote your event to friends around the world. Create your own website
Hoops for Heart Coordinators
Here is a great opportunity to apply for a Grant and Recognition. Click on the link below for information.
Grants and Recognition>>
If two heads are better than one, Jump Rope For Heart and Hoops For Heart programs across Kansas are set for dramatic growth.
More than a dozen experienced coordinators have launched a new Mentor Program. Teachers and school administrators across the state need simply contact a Mentor for ideas on starting or improving a JRFH / HFH program. Mentors are experienced and willing to share their expertise.
Learn about the Mentor Program>>