SABINE ELEMENTARY STUDENTS RAISE OVER $16,800 FOR AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION
The Kids Heart Challenge, formerly known as Jump Rope for Heart, is an annual fundraising event that Sabine Elementary School students, and students nationwide, participate in each year to benefit the American Heart Association, and people with heart problems in the U.S. On Feb. 21-22, Second, third, fourth and fifth graders at Sabine Elementary raised $16,863.14, far surpassing last year’s total, and allowed SES to be the third-ranked fundraising school in East Texas. The second and third grade students had a jump rope party, with tricks, contests and new skills, under the direction of Jason Heffner and Cassie Dowden. Fourth and fifth graders got to experience “Hoops for Heart,” where they learned skills and games. The SES PTO provided healthy snacks for the students. Coaches handed out door prizes to children that participated, donated from Whataburger of Liberty City and the AHA. The students wanted to publicly thank their coaches, teachers, sponsors and PTO volunteers, and also thanks to principal Terri Bass, assistant principal Judy Cottier and to Misty Gee. Great job, SES!
Photo courtesy of JASON HEFFNER / SABINE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL