(Edmonton, AB) - As the World's Longest Hockey Game came to a close on Monday afternoon, the Edmonton Oilers Community Foundation (EOCF) made a donation of $10,000 to the Alberta Cancer Foundation in recognition of the amazing men and women that made the event possible.
Over the past 10 days, a team of 40 hockey players, referees and volunteers have been braving the elements and raising money for the Alberta Cancer Foundation by challenging the Guinness World Record to achieve the rights as the titleholders of The World's Longest Hockey Game.
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Barrie Stafford, former Oilers Head Equipment Manager and Joey Moss, Oilers Dressing Room Attendant, were on-hand to present a cheque to Brent Saik in honour of breaking the world record and on behalf of the many people whose hard work made the event such a success.
"The Oilers Foundation has been contributing to changing lives in Oil Country since 2001 and we can't think of a better way to celebrate this Family Day than by making a donation to this deserving cause," said Natalie Minckler, EOCF Executive Director. "We're so proud of everyone who has been out at Saiker's Acres for the past 10 days and are honoured to play a part in raising funds for the Alberta Cancer Foundation."
All funds raised through the World's Longest Hockey Game will support Edmonton's Cross Cancer Institute in purchasing a new PET-MR Scanner.
With a focus on programs that support youth education and youth health and wellness in Oil Country, the Oilers Foundation upholds the goal of helping to solve and eradicate social issues while finding long-term solutions to improve the community where we all live, work and play. Since its inception in 2001, the EOCF has contributed more than $25 million to over 2,700 charities, community groups and minor hockey programs in Oil Country.