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Jump Rope For Heart and Hoops For Heart are national programs jointly sponsored by SHAPE America and the American Heart Association.

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Celebrate Jump Rope For Heart's 35th Anniversary with Us! Raise $3,500 in a Jump Rope For Heart or Hoops For Heart Event in the 2013-14 School Year and Be Entered to Win a Trip to Convention and more

What is Jump Rope For Heart / Hoops For Heart?

Jump Rope For Heart (JRFH) and Hoops For Heart (HFH) are national education and fundraising events sponsored by the American Heart Association and SHAPE America.  These events engage elementary and middle school students with jumping rope or playing basketball while empowering them to improve their own health and help other kids with heart-health issues.  Both programs are great ways to satisfy the national physical education standards, and meet the criteria for a comprehensive school physical activity program.


Why should my school participate?
Created by physical education teachers like yourself, these programs not only support the vision of physical fitness and cardiovascular health for all individuals, they also satisfy SHAPE America’s recognized core physical and health education standards.


  • Teachers get classroom resources, teaching tools, professional networking and career development.
  • Students receive education on heart healthy living, physical activity skill-building, civic engagement, while having fun with their peers.
  • Schools are able to offer increased access to physical education, earn vouchers for equipment and through the programs promote student success and well-being.


You do make the difference!

As the largest organization of professionals involved in physical education, physical activity, and school health -all specialties related to achieving an active, healthy lifestyle - SHAPE America members are critical to continuing the legacy of JRFH and HFH in our schools and communities.  

Get Involved

Jump Rope For Heart   Register Your School    More Information

Hoops For Heart   Register Your School    More Information


The fine print

All schools that raise $3,500 or more and complete their event are eligible for the drawing as long as the event coordinator is a member of SHAPE America as of 5/1/14.  Eligible applicants will be entered to win a free registration to the 2015 SHAPE America Convention & Expo in Seattle, WA, a travel and lodging stipend, and $100 shopping spree in the SHAPE America online store.