Welcome to The 24 Hour Charity Challenge hosted by Edges Professional Skating Instruction, in partnership with Superskate Advanced Hockey Development Association and the Canadian Athletic Club. All proceeds from this fundraising event go to the Matt Cook Foundation.
You can participate and help in the following ways:
Sponsorship – Sponsorships help cover costs and ensure that every dollar possible goes to the Matt Cook Foundation. Please contact Tammy Coley at [email protected] to find out more.
Silent Auction Prizes – The silent auction is a big part of our event and we will gratefully accept any silent auction donations that you can provide. Please contact Tammy at [email protected] for more information.
About Matt Cook & the Matt Cook Foundation
Matt Cook was a former student of Edges. In 2006, while playing junior hockey, he was diagnosed with osteosarcoma, a rare cancer found most often in young people, resulting in 31 rounds of chemotherapy and a below knee amputation.
Never one to quit, Matt quickly learned sledge hockey and in September 2008 made the Canadian Men’s Sledge Hockey Team. He proudly wore the Team Canada jersey as he followed his new goal to play in the 2010 Vancouver Olympics. After one successful season on the national team and his aspirations getting closer than ever before, the cancer spread yet again. Matt was unable to continue and sadly, he passed away in Edmonton on April 4, 2010.
24 Hour Charity Challenge
Our 24 Hour Charity Challenge pits Edges instructors’ expertise (and age) against our young power skating students. Our instructors donate their time to plan the event, obtain pledges and of course to play the game, for the FULL 24 hours!! The Canadian Athletic Club donates the ice and arena staff for the entire 24-hour period, and participants pay an entry fee as well as obtain pledges in the community.
Thanks for everything you do to support this great event. See you at the game!
For more about Matt and the Foundation, please visit www.mattcookfoundation.com
For more about The 24 Hour Charity Challenge, please visit www.24hrcharitychallenge.ca