Free jump ropes provided for Santa Barbara elementary students. 
 
Santa Barbara Elementary School students have been homebound learning remotely for several months now. This situation has not only impacted their studies but it has also had an adverse impact on their physical health. Recess and play outdoors with schoolmates has been unavailable and exercise is a critical ingredient to the education process. In addition, obesity in children is on the rise in the USA and is being exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic. The Santa Barbara Unified School District will be issuing a free jump rope to every elementary school student in hopes that they will find it fun and good exercise. It’s an activity that can be done indoors or out. The student families are being notified of the distribution of the jump ropes and they are being scheduled to come by the school they attend to receive theirs. The Rotary Club of Santa Barbara Sunrise Charitable Foundation, together with the Rotary Clubs of Santa Barbara and Santa Barbara North, participated in this effort with a donation to the Santa Barbara Education Foundation for the purchase of the jump ropes. More than 2,000 jump ropes will be distributed.
 
"The need for all kids to have access to sports equipment in the home is especially crucial during remote learning."
~Ethan Zolt, SB Unified PE Teacher