We are celebrating the 10th Anniversary of our Jump Rope Competition!
When: Saturday May 6th 2023
Location: Calvin University, Hoogenboom Health and Recreation Center,
3195 Knight Way South East, Grand Rapids, Mi 49506
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promoting health and wellness
Jump Jam has the goal of promoting health and wellness to meet the mission of Corewell Health, which is to improve the health of the communities we serve.
Jump Jam will bring all of the students together under one roof to compete for the title of Jump Jam Champion! 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.
3rd – 5th Graders
Jump Jam is a no-entry fee jump rope competition for 3 – 5 grade students in the Greater Grand Rapids area. Presented by Corewell Health with public and charter school districts in Grand Rapids, Kentwood and Wyoming to offer this opportunity to compete.
Each school will designate a coach and times for practice 1-2 hours per week over the course of 8 weeks. The students will have up to 6 categories from which they can choose to compete.
“Jump rope isn’t just a fun game, it can offer a serious workout, strengthening different areas of the body including upper and lower legs, upper arms and, most importantly, the heart and lungs. Working all of these areas long-term can help fight heart disease, stroke and obesity. This type of daily activity is the key to a healthy, rewarding life, benefiting not just the body but the mind as well.”
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.