Young adults fighting cancer need our help!
This cause especially hits home for me this year, not only becaue it's the 10th Annual, but also because I'm the same age that Matt was when he passed away. He had been through so many hurdles, and I'm thankful that I haven't had to experience anywhere near the same challenges. It's been a difficult year for everyone, and putting on this game this year is most definitely a challenge. Back when the idea for the game was created many years ago, it was always meant to be hard. It was suppossed to be a testament to the coaches perseverance as we honour Matt and his never quit attitude. This year will be the ultimate test of our will, and we plan to Fight Like Matt!
Help me help those young adults today! I plan to play, and go for my fourth Iron Man award, in The 24 Hour Charity Challenge in support of the Matt Cook Foundation. The game will take place on June 25th and June 26th, 2021 in the Canadian Athletic Club Arena (14645 - 142 Street NW Edmonton, AB T6V 1H9). My goal is to raise $2000 through pledges and also to be the top coach fundraiser. Donors who pledge over $25 will receive a tax receipt. Please join in helping me reach my goal.
The Matt Cook Foundation depends on private donations to fulfill its mandates. It’s up to us to make the difference. All funds raised will help the Matt Cook Foundation provide support for these young people through the programs they offer. Please pledge me your support – any amount helps!
10th Annual 24 Hour Charity Challenge
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.
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.
We are hopefull that Covid protcols will remain lifted so we are able to play the game as scheduled on June 25-26, 2021, however should restrictions prevent us playing on these dates we will be rescheduling another time later in the year
Thanks for everything you do to support this great event.
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
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.