Rye Middle school students who shot hoops for heart raised about $3,000 for the American Heart Associations this week. About 100 students participated in the national American Heart Association event and three won for being the top fundraisers: seventh grader Andy Gomez, who raised $227; seventh grader Maddie Johnson, who raised $130 and sixth grader Tommy Monaghan, who raised $125.
Students were encouraged to fundraise or donate $15 or more to participate in the basketball event, where they played various shooting games and played three on three games. They also learned about heart disease, obesity and ways to improe their cardiovascular health.
Kelly Duffy, a RMS gym teacher, started running this event through the physical education department about ten years ago and it has become an annual event.
The tournament winners were:
6th Grade: Troy Egan, Nick Roach, Alex Noga, Thomas Flaherty
7th Grade: Max Samberg, Owen Hull, AJ Thompson, Will Tepedino
8th Grade: Chris Petersen, Ryan Kirkpatrick, Will Tuttun, Mack McGovern