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Santa Barbara Unified School District students receiving jump ropes through generous donation

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Posted at 8:47 AM, Oct 02, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-02 11:47:02-04

Students in the Santa Barbara Unified School District are getting some help to ensure they remain active while virtual learning.

The American Heart Association recently donated 1,000 jump ropes to the district.

The donation was made possible through a gift from Village Properties.

“Knowing that kids were learning at home and may not have access to all of the play equipment usually available during recess was a concern for us,” said Renee Grubb, owner of Village Properties, in a press release. “As parents are trying to juggle their work schedule, their children’s school schedule, at home meals, physical fitness, and more … there is a lot on everyone’s plate. By offering a resource as simple as a jump rope that kids can use on their own at home to maintain their health, was an important step we could take to support parents and kids in our community during this unprecedented time.”

K-6 students can pick up the jump ropes during school meal pickups.