Young adults fighting cancer need our help!
Last year I was the same age that Matt was when he passed away, and this year I'm within the range of young people who are being helped by the Matt Cook Foundation. I can't imagine what all of them are going through, and even though this last couple years has been hard for everyone, it's nothing compared to what they have to endure. The game was always meant to be hard and a testament to the coach's perseverance as we honour Matt's never quit attitude. Part of that is playing in the game for the 24 hours, but another part is collecting these pledges to help the foundation in their good work. My goal is higher than ever before, and I hope you'll support me in my efforts.
Help me help those young adults today! I plan to play and go for my fifth Iron Man award in 11th Annual The 24 Hour Charity Challenge in support of the Matt Cook Foundation, which will take place on April 8th & 9th, 2022 in the Canadian Athletic Club Arena (14645 - 142 Street NW Edmonton, AB T6V 1H9). My goal is to raise $2,500 through pledges, and donors who pledge over $25 will receive a tax receipt. Please join me 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!
11th Annual 24 Hour Charity Challenge
Welcome to The 11th Annual 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.
After a couple modified events, we are extremely excited to be back to our normal time of year, and look forward to a great event on April 8th & 9th, 2022. Thank you to everyone involved for making this happen.
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.