A week ago (April 5), the puck was dropped for the Hockey Marathon for Kids game. 

40 players took to the ice to raise funds for the Alberta Children’s Hospital Foundation while trying to break the Guinness Book of World Records for the most consecutive hours of playing ice hockey.

"The response thus far has been great from the community. I just had a gentleman call today, and he donated 25 grand, whereas other people donated 100 bucks, 50 bucks, and 3000 bucks. So, you know, I'm pretty confident we should hit that million mark, but our ultimate goal is to raise $2 million," explained Alex Halat, organizer for the event. 

So far, Hockey Marathon for Kids has raised $764,124. With the game wrapping up in a few short days, it urges people to come out, support, and donate. 

In 2020, almost 1 million was raised, and these 40 players broke another world record of 261 consecutive hours.

Over 102,000 children and families visit the Alberta Children’s Hospital annually, each with a unique story.

According to the Hockey Marathon for Kids website it states, "despite the remarkable rise in cure rates for childhood cancer over the last 50 years, 20 per cent of children and adolescents diagnosed with cancer will die of their disease."

To donate to the cause and for more information, visit hockeymarathon.com.

The World's Longest Hockey game will be played until April 16 at the Chestermere Rec Centre. 

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