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Jump for Our Schools

The Jump Rope Challenge for Education is underway!

ESUSD School Board Member Dieema Wheaton jumps rope with her husband Andrew, her daughters Sarah and Grace, and her son Aaron.

For the second year in a row, the PTA Run for Education committee, headed by Ellen Faustine-Barnett, has managed to successfully work around the restrictions created by the novel-coronavirus pandemic to re-imagine a fitness event benefiting El Segundo schools in place of its annual foot races.

This year’s Jump Rope Challenge for Education spans the entire month of May and provides a fun, unique way of raising funds for El Segundo’s public schools. The re-imagined event gets the community exercising while maintaining social distance and safety.

The month-long challenge welcomes participants of various ages and skill levels. Registrants can choose from among four rope-jumping categories ranging from Mini Jumpers to Ultra Jumpers. All participants are encouraged to track their jumping sessions online and will earn badges for achieving jump milestones. Badge-earners are then entered into drawings for prizes.

Participants are also invited to the challenge’s “Around the Town” ongoing event, which highlights public “jump spots” across the city. Jumpers are urged to jump rope at these community jump spots and share their photos on social media.

This fundraising fitness event is sponsored by Big 5 Sporting Goods, Chevron, SkyOne Federal Credit Union, Farmers Insurance, other local businesses, and the El Segundo Council of PTAs.

Register online through May 15 or on Facebook at @El Segundo Run for Education. All registrants receive a 2021 Jump for Education t-shirt.

This community brief appears in the May 2021 issue of The El Segundo Scene.

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