BC Center to receive play equipment donation from the American Heart Association on June 25

A scene from the Southern Tier Heart WalkSUNY Broome’s BC Center will receive outdoor play equipment from the American Heart Association at 10:30 a.m. Monday, June 25, at the campus childcare facility.

SUNY Broome was named a Children’s Health Challenge winner following the Southern Tier Heart Walk, which took place in April on campus.

To qualify for the designation from the American Heart Association, the college pledged to raise $2,500 more for the Southern Tier Heart Walk in 2018 than in the previous year. Challenge accepted, challenge completed: The SUNY Broome team raised $6,486 in 2018, up from $3,320 in 2017.

As a result, BC Center — the campus preschool — will receive a “recess pack” full of bats, balls, jump ropes and other sports activities to give them a head start on a healthy lifestyle.

Gina Chapman will make the presentation to BC Center director Pam Holland during a brief ceremony.