Jump Jam

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Spectrum Health Jump Jam is a no-entry fee jump rope competition for 3 – 5 grade students in the Greater Grand Rapids area.  Spectrum Health has partnered 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 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 2018! 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 20, 2019, 9:00am Start Time
Where: DeVos Place – Exhibit Hall, 303 Monroe Ave NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503

Downloadable Resources for Parents, Principals and Coaches

Parent's Guide (both English and Spanish in one document) 

Coach's Packet

Posters to get ready for the event


More than 500 kids twirl and hop through the fifth annual Jump Jam.
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