Jump Jam

Jump Jam is a no-entry fee jump rope competition presented by Spectrum Health. Spectrum Health has partnered with Grand Rapids Public Schools and Godfrey-Lee Public Schools to offer 3rd, 4th & 5th grade students. The teams will be coached by Grand Rapids & Godfrey-Lee Public Schools PE teachers, staff or approved volunteers, and practices will take place over the course of 8 weeks. The students will have up to 5 categories in which they can compete.


Jump Jam has the goal of promoting health and wellness to meet the mission of Spectrum Health – which is to improve the health of the communities we serve.



“Jumping rope for 10 minutes is the cardiovascular capacity equivalent of jogging for 30 minutes. You can burn as many as 1,000 calories per hour; it’s a full-body workout that requires a number of muscles to be engaged, including back, glutes, shoulders, abs, chest and arms, which is why it’s an exercise choice for a number of athletes,” according to ‘Parade’ magazine.”


Jump Jam will bring all of the students together under one roof to compete for the title of Jump Jam Champion of 2017! There will be prizes, giveaways for spectators, and a good time for all who attend the no-entry-fee event that will be open to the public.


Event Details 

When: Saturday, April 22, 2017, 9:00am Start Time

Where: DeVos Place – Exhibit Hall, 303 Monroe Ave NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503


Principal Bridget Cheney, of of Congress Elementary, shares the impact of Jump Jam on one of her students at the Student Advancement Foundation luncheon in the Fall 2014.