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Carbon County goes big in Jump Rope for Heart

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Hula Hoop for a healthy heart at Castle Heights.

Schools in Carbon County have been some of the best in the state for the Jump Rope for Heart campaign this year.

Vicki Tamllos, Jessie Huff, Tyler Grundy and Bill Bate from the district have been working hard with a number of schools, plus the Sun Center from the College of Eastern Utah to raise money for the American Heart Association.

But the real work came from the kids who participated. In fact Carbon has to date raised more money that all but one district in the state, and had more schools participating in the program than any other district.

As a whole Carbon District raised $15,446.50, next only to Park City which put up a total of $31,650.20. This is a great accomplishment considering this is the first year that Carbon has participated as a district instead of just a few schools joining in.

Carbon District facilities also ranked among the top contributors as individual schools.

Castle Heights Elementary came in fourth in the state with a total of $5790.16, with Sally Mauro coming in seventh with a total of $3,285.50. Wellington Elementary came in with $2,650 which qualified it as the ninth place school in the state. Creekview Elementary raised $2,310 (12th place) and Bruin Point collected $1,410.84 (20th), which is quite a feat for a school with only a little over 100 students.

Carbon beat out the likes of Jordan (largest in the state), Weber and Alpine School Districts.

Schools could also earn money for athletic equipment at their schools by the amount of money they collected. Gaining Gold Medal status was one of the goals of all the schools in the district and all have gained honor.

Because of that Sally Mauro Elementary received $200, Castle Heights garnered $300, and Wellington, Creekview and Bruin Point all got $100 toward the purchase of equipment for their contributions. In addition Sally Mauro got an extra $1000 because of their conversion to a Gold Medal School this year.

However, the program is more than about just raising money for the Heart Association and getting money for equipment at schools. It is about raising kids awareness of healthy lifestyles and what exercise can do for them.

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