North Allegheny students jump for joy to raise money for charity
Monday, February 10, 2020 | 12:01 AM
Elementary school students in the North Allegheny School District are in the midst of a fundraiser to benefit North Hills Community Outreach dubbed Jump for the Hills.
Starting in January, students at the district’s seven grade schools sharpened their jump rope skills during physical education class while raising money for a charity that benefits needy families throughout the North Hills.
In addition to the fun and physical fitness benefits of jumping rope, organizers say kids are learning the value of participating in community service.
Each of the seven schools also is holding a “Jump Day” to demonstrate their skills to family and friends.
Students also are competing for prizes such as T-shirts, gift cards and summer camp passes.
The top fundraiser from each school also will be entered in a raffle to win a football signed by the 2019 Pittsburgh Steelers football team as well as a signed photo of defensive end Cam Heyward.
Residents can donate online to help students reach their fundraising goals.