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Light at end of tunnel as Hockey Marathon prepares to wrap up

It’s been days of sore feet and sore backs for hockey players who have been playing non-stop in Chestermere, but relief is near.

There are mere hours to go until the world’s longest hockey game wraps up on Wednesday night.

The Hockey Marathon for the Kids has been going non-stop since May 4th, with the goal of raising $2-million for the Alberta Children’s Hospital Foundation, and the Southern Alberta Flood Relief Fund.

They are also hoping to break a Guinness World Record, by playing 248 hours straight.

The hope is the Chestermere Recreation Centre will be packed for the closing ceremonies at 6:20 p.m.

Dr. John Rowe is the section head of Neurology at the Alberta Children’s Hospital, where a lot of the funds raised will be going.

“We have a number of initiatives at the hospital that affect both patients afflicted with mild brain disorders, as well as very severe things, like traumatic brain injury or stroke,” he said.

As of Wednesday morning, the marathon was a little over half way to its fundraising goal.

Organizers are hoping corporate Alberta can help them out.

Anyone who wants to make a donation can come down to the arena, or go online here.