About 65 students at St. Francis of Assisi Middle School will be skipping classes on Friday because they will be playing hockey.
All day hockey games will be taking place at the school’s outdoor rink in order to raise money for Alberta Cancer Foundation.
The event runs alongside of the World’s Largest Hockey game in Sherwood Park where 40 players are trying to challenge the Guinness World Record and raising money for Alberta Cancer Foundation. Since 2003, WLHG has raised more than $3.4 million.
At St. Francis, students will be participating in the friendly games by making a donation.
Students from all grades will be taking part:
Boys Grade 6/7 students are playing from 9:00 – 10:40 a.m.
Boys Grade 8/9 students are playing from 10:40 a.m. – 12:35 p.m.
Girls in all Grades are playing from 12:35 – 1:40 p.m.
Boys Grade 8/9 students are playing from 1:40 – 2:35 p.m.
Boys Grade 6/7 students are playing from 2:35 – 3:25 p.m.
Michelle Frunchak, a teacher at the school and event organizer, said students are excited because they get to play hockey during school hours for a good cause.
The kids at the school are trying to help the event in Sherwood Park by raising money. Frunchak hopes to raise about $1,000 from the all day games.
She said the current world record for the longest hockey game is over 250 hours and this is the sixth attempt by the organizers of the WLHG to break the record.
The school has also helped WHLG in 2015.