An 11-Day Hockey Game Broke a World Record

An 11-Day Hockey Game Broke a World Record, and Raised $1.2 Million for Charity

 

 A bunch of guys in upstate New York broke a world record this week for the longest continuous hockey game.  And they raised a TON of money for charity in the process.

  

Forty amateur hockey players in Buffalo, New York played for ELEVEN DAYS STRAIGHT in an event called the 11 Day Power Play.  They'd each play for a few hours . . . let someone else take over . . . get some sleep . . . and get back out there for another shift.

  

They started playing around 9:00 P.M. on June 22nd, and didn't stop until around 8:00 A.M. this past Monday.

  

Most of the guys who played are in their 40s or 50s.  Obviously they weren't going HARD the whole time, but there were still some injuries.  And they were all pretty exhausted by the end of it.  The final score was 1,725 goals to 1,697.

  

A guy named Mike Lesakowski organized it with his wife Amy, who's a cancer survivor.  And he played to honor his mom, who passed away from cancer about a year ago.

  

They were hoping to raise $1 million for cancer research, and actually PASSED that goal.  They ended up with about $1.2 million. 

  

(UPI / Buffalo News)

 

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