563 Miller Road, South Windsor, CT 06074

Jump Rope for Heart / Hoops for Heart

Dear Jump Rope for Heart and Hoops for Heart Coordinators:

Sincere thanks for completing a Jump Rope for Heart or Hoops for Heart event!

We encourage you to coordinate a Jump Rope for Heart or Hoops for Heart event for your students in 2017–2018.

Our goal is to have 20 new events in CT this year. Encourage your colleagues who may be interested in conducting an event to contact an AHA Representative at 1-888-294-0996.

You can make a difference in the lives of many as the funds generated in these events have sponsored many research projects that have improved the lives of victims of heart disease and stroke.

Best wishes for a successful, heart healthy event this year!

New to Jump Rope for Heart or Hoops for Heart???

Learn how to plan a great event!!! 6 Steps to Success!!!

Are you a Jump Rope for Heart or Hoops For Heart coordinator who would like to take your program to the next level?

The Joint Projects office is currently accepting applications for the 2018 SHAPE America Recognition Awards!

2018 Recognition Awards

Each year SHAPE America selects up to two Jump Rope For Heart or Hoops For Heart coordinators to receive the prestigious SHAPE America JRFH/HFH Recognition Award. Award winners exemplify leadership in the JRFH and HFH programs at the state, district or national level.

Winners will be honored in front of their peers at an awards ceremony held during the 2018 SHAPE America National Convention & Expo in Nashville, TN, March 20-24. APPLY TODAY!

The Joint Projects office is currently accepting applications for the 2018 SHAPE America JRFH/HFH Grant Program.

All 2018 grantees will receive:

  •     A $1,300 professional development stipend to attend the 2018 SHAPE America National Convention & Expo in Nashville, TN March 20-24. The stipend may be used toward convention registration, travel, lodging and/or per diem;
  •     A one-year SHAPE America membership (if you are not a current SHAPE America member) and one copy of SHAPE America’s National Standards & Grade-Level Outcomes for K-12 Physical Education;
  •     A $1,200 US Games gift certificate redeemable for equipment to enhance your school’s physical education program (to be presented at the 2018 national convention in Nashville);
  •     Invitations to special events with other JRFH/HFH leaders and physical education professionals from around the country;
  •     An opportunity to share what makes your program special by contributing to The Pulse, the JRFH/HFH national newsletter.

The JRFH/HFH grant is available only to individuals who have completed a JRFH or HFH event in the prior school year.

Deadline for Awards & Grants: October 15

If you have questions regarding JRFH/HFH, please contact Yasmeen Taji-Farouki, joint projects manager, at ytaji-farouki@shapeamerica.org.

Download the application

RESOURCES FROM 2017 SHAPE AMERICA NATIONAL CONVENTION

Poster relating national standards to JRFH and HFH.

Session notes Meaningful Heart-Healthy Connections with JRFH and HFH – Tim Mueller

Session notes Meaningful Heart-Healthy Connections with JRFH and HFH – Patty Kestell

NEW COORDINATOR?

Are you a new coordinator? Do you have questions about running your event? Need a new idea? Contact one of our Jump Rope for Heart/Hoops for Heart “ambassadors” who have run successful events in our state.

Jump Rope for Heart

Melodie McVerry
Long Meadow Elementary School
35 North Benson Road
Middlebury, CT 06762
203.758.1144203.758.1144
mmcverry@region15.org

Lou Rubino
Dr. Charles E. Murphy School
500 Chesterfield Road
Oakdale, Ct 06370
860.848.9241860.848.9241
lrubino@montvilleschools.org

Alycia Sabrowski
Stratford Academy – Honeyspot House
55 Fotch Street
Stratford, CT 06615
203-385-4188203-385-4188
sabrowskia@stratfordk12.org

Janice Skene
Buttonball Elementary School
376 Buttonball Lane
Glastonbury, CT 06033
skenej@glastonburyus.org

John Battista, CTAHPERD President
Retired Physical Education Teacher
JRFH Coordinator for many years
jmbatt515@yahoo.com

 

Hoops for Heart

Sharon Mlyniec
Earl Witt Intermediate School
20 Hyde Park Road
Stafford Springs, CT 06076
860.684.4205860.684.4205
mlyniecs@stafford.ctschool.net

Tricia Pandolfo
Two Rivers Magnet Middle School
337 East River Road
East Hartford, CT 06108
860.290.5320860.290.5320 x 3105
tpandolfo@crec.org