Springfield Township Middle School students raise $4K, to fight cardiovascular disease on behalf of the American Heart Association

Springfield Township Middle School students waited nearly three years to bring back its annual dodgeball tournament. Greg Cannon and students held a presentation ceremony to present close to $4,000 to the American Heart Association after holding a dodgeball tournament fundraiser held on April 29th. The event was coordinated by teacher, Greg Cannon and two students Grace Bell and Michael Capoferri. “There’s nothing like a friendly competition among teachers and staff with children and their families coming to watch and cheer us on,” said Greg Cannon, a teacher at Springfield Township Middle School. “It was a great fundraiser filled with lots of laughter, smiles, and memories.”

The dodgeball tournament is an educational, in-school fundraising program in collaboration with the American Heart Association with two goals: 1) to educate students about cardiovascular disease and the importance of a healthy lifestyle, and 2) provide them with an opportunity to make a difference by raising money to fund research to prevent heart disease and stroke.

About the American Heart Association

The American Heart Association is a relentless force for a world of longer, healthier lives. We are dedicated to ensuring equitable health in all communities. Through collaboration with numerous organizations, and powered by millions of volunteers, we fund innovative research, advocate for the public’s health and share lifesaving resources. The Dallas-based organization has been a leading source of health information for nearly a century. Connect with us on heart.orgFacebookTwitter or by calling 1-800-AHA-USA1.