Cassville Intermediate recognized as fourth in Missouri to raise most funds for AMA

Wednesday, November 29, 2017
When Cassville intermediate students worked to raise over $10,209 for Hoops for Heart for research and education earlier this year, it landed them as the fourth school in the entire state for fundraising for the American Heart Association. Hoops for Heart is a national fundraising program which promotes physical activity, heart-healthy living and community service, and helps save lives through support of the AHA and its programs. In addition, Cassville primary second-grade students raised a total of $2,073, amounting to a grand total of $12,282 raised for the organization by the caring children. During the campaign, students were taught about heart disease, its impact on families and how funds raised helps save lives. When collecting funds, the children asked donors to make a healthy lifestyle change. Students were rewarded with a Subway lunch, a pass to the Dickerson Park Zoo, prizes based on amount raised, and a special card presentation signed by all the students, to a member of the community dealing with a heart condition, so that they could personally see the impact of their efforts. The top three earners were: fifth-grader Levi Maher and fourth-grader Adelee Hendricks, who raised $1,000; and third-grader Charlie Stoller, who raised $611. Contributed photo

When Cassville intermediate students worked to raise over $10,209 for Hoops for Heart for research and education earlier this year, it landed them as the fourth school in the entire state for fundraising for the American Heart Association.