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 2016–2017.

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!

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 2016 SHAPE America JRFH/HFH Grant Program.

All 2017 grantees will receive:

  • $1,300 professional development stipend to attend the 2016 SHAPE America National Convention & Expo in Boston, MA from March 14-18, 2017. The stipend may be used towards convention registration, travel, lodging and/or per diem.
  • One-year SHAPE America membership (if you are not a current SHAPE America member) and (1) copy of the National Standards & Grade-Level Outcomes for K-12 Physical Education.
  • Invitations to special events where you will meet physical education and JRFH/HFH leaders from around the country.
  • Opportunity to share what makes your program special by contributing to The Pulse, JRFH/HFH national newsletter.

Download the application

The SHAPE America Jump Rope For Heart & Hoops For Heart Grant is available only to individuals who have completed a JRFH or HFH event in the prior school year.  If you have questions about the application, or grant program, please contact the contact SHAPE America.


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

Lou Rubino
Dr. Charles E. Murphy School
500 Chesterfield Road
Oakdale, Ct 06370

Alycia Sabrowski
Stratford Academy – Honeyspot House
55 Fotch Street
Stratford, CT 06615

Janice Skene
Buttonball Elementary School
376 Buttonball Lane
Glastonbury, CT 06033

John Battista, CTAHPERD President
Retired Physical Education Teacher
JRFH Coordinator for many years


Hoops for Heart

Sharon Mlyniec
Earl Witt Intermediate School
20 Hyde Park Road
Stafford Springs, CT 06076

Tricia Pandolfo
Two Rivers Magnet Middle School
337 East River Road
East Hartford, CT 06108
860.290.5320860.290.5320 x 3105