Medina Journal-Register — LYNDONVILLE - Enjoying plenty of fun displaying and testing their basketball skills, some 50 Lyndonville Elementary students raised over $3,800 for the American Heart Association this past Saturday during the Hoops For Heart event.
For over a month the elementary students sought donations to help in the fight against heart disease.
“This is a great cause because it shows children that even though they may be able to run around and play and exercise with no limitations, other kids around the world are not so fortunate, and that is why we are here to help,” said Lyndonville K-6 Physical Education teacher Brian Lang.
On Saturday the kids played basketball for three hours. Some of the time was spent learning new skills and drills and the rest was fun competition in which the students could win a variety of prizes.
“Through the help of numerous faculty, staff, parent and student volunteers, the event was a huge success,” said Lang. “Not only did the kids have fun being active for three hours they raised over $3,800 in donations! This event showed that although we are from a small town and have a small school, the strength and generosity of our community is unlike any other around. This weekend should make out students feel proud of living in Lyndonville, and how just giving a little bit can have a huge impact.”