Largest fundraising road hockey event: Toronto breaks Guinness World Records record (VIDEO) TORONTO, Canada -- The Princess Margaret Cancer Foundation held its fifth annual Road Hockey to Conquer Cancer event in Toronto, and in the process, established two World Records; the World Records set were most participants in a one-day fundraising road hockey event (1,333) and most funds raised by a one-day fundraising road hockey event ($2.2 million and counting),
according to the World Record Academy.
Photo: 5th annual Road Hockey to Conquer Cancer on September 26th established 2 World Records while raising $2.2 million for cancer research at the Princess Margaret Cancer Centre. Photo: CNW Group
The Guinness World Records' record for the largest street hockey tournament consists of 5,360 teams and 35,970 players and was achieved by Hockey Night in Canada's Play On! (Canada) across 21 cities in Canada, from May to September 2013.
Guinness World Records also recognized the world record for the largest hockey lesson; it consisted of 509 participants, achieved at event organised by Cundall Manor School in Yorkshire, UK, on 21 March 2015. 498 students were assisted by 11 coaches as part of this event. "There is something uniquely Canadian about playing road hockey on a perfect September day," said Paul Alofs, President & CEO of The Princess Margaret Cancer Foundation.
"We thank all of the players, their donors, the volunteers and our sponsors for helping us achieve these World Records, and for making our fifth Road Hockey to Conquer Cancer event so amazing. The funds raised will help The Princess Margaret, one of the top 5 cancer research centres in the world, continue to lead the way in Personalized Cancer Medicine research."
Shawn Burt, the Chief Hockey Officer at The Princess Margaret Cancer Foundation, proudly stated, "Having the extraordinary support of 1,333 fundraisers on 141 teams was a true game-changer for Road Hockey to Conquer Cancer, and we thank all of the participants for taking part in this World Record event. Everyone's support was so important, and will help cancer patients in Toronto, across Canada and around the world."
He added, "It was a record-setting day in every conceivable way."