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First Kids Heart Challenge Grant Winners Named

As we celebrate Move More Month, the American Heart Association is awarding nine schools with the first round of Kids Heart Challenge grants to support physical activity and emotional well-being programs for students and teachers.


Through Kids Heart Challenge, students learn healthy lifestyle habits and raise funds for children with “special hearts.” The AHA will award up to $400,000 in total grants annually to schools. Each school participating in Kids Heart Challenge may apply for awards ranging from $250 to $5,000. The first-round grant recipients are:

  • Copeland Elementary School in Dobson, N.C.
  • Crivitz Elementary and Middle School in Crivitz, Wis.
  • Environmental Charter School in Pittsburgh, Pa.
  • Jose De Escandon Elementary in Mission, Texas
  • Kennedy Elementary School in Pierre, S.D.
  • Lincoln Elementary School in Miles City, Mont.
  • Sandpiper Shores Elementary in Boca Raton, Fla.
  • Sauquoit Valley Middle School in Sauquoit, N.Y.
  • Sorrento Primary in Sorrento, La.

Other interested schools may apply online through May 1.