Skate 24 to attempt to play 25-hour fundraising hockey game to raise money to cure pediatric cancer
Updated 10:13 pm, Wednesday, July 24, 2013
Come join over 70 hockey players as they attempt to set the record for longest game in USA hockey history by playing for 25 continuous hours, all in the name of finding a cure for pediatric cancer.
Sponsored by Reebok Hockey, the game will be held at the Stamford Twin Rinks in Stamford. The event will begin at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 3 and go nonstop until 2 p.m. on the Sunday, Aug. 4.
At the conclusion of the 25 hours, players and spectators will be invited to a celebration with an awards banquet and silent auctions.
Run by an all-volunteer committee, the event benefits the Jimmy Fund and raises substantial funds to aid in the fight against cancer at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. In its first year, Skate 24 is looking to raise over $60,000.
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The event is free to spectators. Potential players may contact through the charity website. Registration begins at 12:15 p.m. and puck drop is at 1 p.m.