School teacher Michael Stetkiewicz (of "Team
Extreme") was a hit as he volunteered for the
Dunk Tank at the school's "Hoops for Hearts"
program held Wednesday.
Middle School shows 'Heart' raising $60,000
Being "number one" is always tough; just ask the
New England Patriots organization.
perhaps some of the perseverance of the nearly 800
students at the North Attleborough Middle School may
have rubbed off on backup Pats quarterback Damon Huard
who participated in the students' "Hoops for Heart"
held last Wednesday.
The Middle School had its own version of being tops
in 2002, having raised some $30,700 for the American
Heart Association, the most of any school in the U.S.
Teacher/coach Jason Feid, who represented the school
in a visit to the White House after the successful
program in 2002, said the students "were ready to
do even better this year," their third year of participation,
with a goal of $40,000.
Better, it seemed, was an understatement. Feid said
on Thursday, the day after, over $60,000 had been
raised by the youngsters. After some expenses, the
grand total was just over $58,000 for the Heart Association.