World’s longest hockey game ends after 11 days, raises $ 1.8 million for charity
It took 572 volunteer teams over 252 hours for 40 players to score 5,177 goals over 11 days with temperatures reaching nearly -40 degrees Fahrenheit. The final score of the longest hockey game in the world was 2,649-2,528, putting Team Hope in the lead.
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Perhaps the most significant figure, however, is the $ 1,840,000 raised for the Cure Cancer Foundation at the University of Alberta.
The longest game in the world continues to outdo itself every year, starting in 2003, when the inaugural game lasted 80 consecutive hours and raised $ 150,000 to fund a gene analyzer that is now being used in research on pediatric cancer at the Cross Cancer Institute. Between six hockey games and two baseball games, organizer Brent Saik, owner of the Alberta Sports Vision Institute, has now raised more than $ 5.47 million for the institute that his father Terry had supported until her death in 1994 from cancer.
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To this day it’s a family affair, Saik said ahead of the game, adding: “I can’t wait to have everyone here and make it a special place.”
Money raised by players, volunteers and other donors this year funds a new clinical trial of cancer treatments.
“We have a drug, a pill, that we call PCLX-001, and it’s a drug that we hope and hope can be safely given to patients, and we really hope it will reduce the number of cancers,” he said. said John Mackey. , medical oncologist and director of clinical trials at the Cross Cancer Institute.
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