It's that time of year again, this year is the 11th Annual 24 Hour Charity Challenge in support of the Matt Cook Foundation! As most of you know this event and charity is near and dear to myself and my family and I deeply appreciate any support you can give. The game 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 $1000 through pledges, and donors who pledge over $25 will receive a tax receipt.
The Matt Cook Foundation depends on private donations to fulfill its mandates. All funds raised will help the Matt Cook Foundation provide support for young cancer patients through the programs they offer. Thanks in advance for 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.