A partnership between Oswego County schools and the American Heart Association is helping promote physical activity and a healthy lifestyle all month long with activities that organizers described as a “Party in P.E.”
“Jump Rope For Heart” and “Hoops For Heart,” two national educating and fundraising events sponsored by the AHA, stormed into gymnasiums across Oswego County school districts to combine community service, physical activity and a lot of fun along the way.
“We talk a lot about childhood obesity and Physical Education is the only class all week that determines how long they’re going to live,” said Meg Gibbons of the American Heart Association.
At the Fulton Education Center, students from CiTi Exceptional Education played full-court basketball, practiced skill drills and competed for prizes as spectators cheered wildly.
“We want students to develop a life-long passion for exercise and if we can instill that early, it will carry on to the rest of their lives,” Gibbons said.