The World’s Longest Hockey Game
Brent’s relationship with the Alberta Cancer Foundation began in 1991 when his father, Terry, passed away from cancer. One of Terry’s final wish was that children shouldn’t have to suffer from this disease. Brent made good on that promise, and in 1996 he began the “Annual Terry Saik Memorial” golf and baseball tournaments. To date, those events raised $35,000. In 2003, 2005, 2008, 2011, 2015, 2018 and 2021, Brent organized the “World’s Longest Hockey Game”. Another game is currently scheduled for February 2018, and we hope that it will be even more successful than previous years.
The initial game was held in memory of his father Terry and raised over $150,000 to purchase a Gene Analyzer used in Pediatric Cancer Research. Two years later, the game raised $350,000 in memory of his wife Susan, who passed away in the summer of 2003. These funds purchased a Micro-array Platform. The 2008 games raised $558,468 used to fund a Confocal Microscope. The 2011 game raised a whopping 1.1 million dollars in support of a new Linear Accelerator, used in radiation treatments. The 2015 game raised over $1.26 million dollars, and we hope to raise even more in the future. These funds were used to purchase a PET-MR machine.
The World’s Longest Baseball Game
We wanted to give an update on the World’s Longest Baseball Game that was played over September Long Weekend. Although the final number for money raised has not yet been confirmed, we have exceeded our $250,000 goal! Thank you to all the players, volunteers, spectators and anyone else who donated their time to make our first attempt at the World’s Longest Baseball Game such a great success. This September, 56 players came together in attempt to break the Guinness World Record for the World’s Longest Baseball Game. The 70 hour+ game, benefitting the Alberta Cancer Foundation, was held from September 2 to 5 at Telus Field in Edmonton.
Thank you! – Brent Saik
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