The Worlds Longest Hockey Game is soon approaching, this weekend (May 6 at the Chestermere Rec Centre) and to date they are over $600,000 and still working towards their goal of $1.5M for the Alberta Children’s Hospital Foundation.
Below is a quick break down of the event as well they would like to invite you, your friends and family to come out and cheer these 40 hockey players on for 10.5 days of continuous hockey.
2 teams 20vs20
Players cannot switch teams once the puck is dropped
Players cannot be replaced if injured
Players cannot leave the arena for the 10.5 day once the game starts
Each player will play between 12-16hrs of hockey per day depending on their rotation
The players sat down with the medical staff to outline what their bodies will go through during this event. From no sleep, dehydration, muscle cramping, and the possibility of permanent or long-term effects on the bodies…
However if you ask these players they would do this for 30 days if it means saving the life of one child.
- Opening Ceremony May 6 11:15am-11:45am (We invite you, your friends and family to come view)
- Puck Drop May 6 at 12pm sharp (We invite you, your friends and family to come view)
- May 12 NHL Alumni game from 4pm-5:30pm on the red rink
- May 12 6pm-12am Knights of Columbus Surf-N-Turf Dinner in the main hall. Please call 403-923-0099 for tickets
- May 16 game ends at 6pm (Yeah!!)
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We also continue to ask for your support through online fundraising, and if you need any encouragement please check out this video which was created for us (for free) by our friends at Joe Media.
As well on May 3 the Point & Feather Neighborhood pub, Black Bull Pub, Berwick Public House, Kings Head pub, Kilt & Caber Ale House & The Belfry Gastro House will donate all proceeds 5pm to 6pm.
Thanks again everyone, remember we are doing it for the kids at the hospital!
the organizing committee