20th annual Fairview Kids Heart Challenge takes place

SHERMAN, Tex. (KXII) - Local elementary school students raised some money for a good cause Thursday just by having fun.

Fairview elementary in Sherman hosted their annual Kids Heart Challenge.

Kids from every grade showed off jump rope tricks, and parents and family were invited to join in the fun.

This year marks the 40th year of the challenge and the 20th year Fariview has taken part.

In those 20 years, Fairview has raised over $300,000.

Organizers say it's a good way to get kids moving and giving back.

"It is so exciting to see the support we have from the community. You're looking at a little country school with a high percent of free and reduced lunch raising over $10,000," said Mike Gillum, the PE teacher at Fairview. "It's just amazing. This is the best day of the whole school year."

Parents had two weeks to donate and could also contribute the day of the event.

The money goes to the American heart association.