In celebration of Hockey Day in Canada and in support of Canuck Place Children’s Hospice, the South Arm Community Center’s youth group, Mosaic, will be hosting its fourth annual 24-Hour Hockey-thon. From 12pm Friday, February 11th 2011 until 12pm Saturday, February 12th Lower Mainland residents of all ages will be participating in a non-stop game of floor hockey in the South Arm gymnasium.
Registration for the event is by donation with each participant securing pledges for their efforts in the 24-hour game. Proceeds from the pledges will be donated to Canuck Place, to assist children in recovery. Over the past three events, participants have helped raise over $7500 and this year Mosaic has made a goal to raise $3500. Participants are encouraged to collect pledges from family, friends, local businesses, and associations. Each participate will be eligible to win prizes – including tickets to an upcoming Vancouver Canucks’ game – that will be raffled throughout the 24-hour hockey game.
The game itself will be a five-on-five contest, including the goalies. The players on each team will alternate and rest about every hour or so. Registration forms and pledge sheets available at South Arm Community Centre as well as on http://www.facebook.com/24hourhockeython.
Mosaic is a local youth group at South Arm Community Center. Made up of Richmond youth, Mosaic is responsible for hosting several youth-oriented special events throughout the calendar year. For more information regarding this event, or to schedule an interview with Ryan Weber, you may call him at (604) 718-8071 or email him at [email protected]