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10 GAMES. OVER $7.8 MILLION RAISED TO-DATE.

With 1 in 4 Albertans being diagnosed with cancer and 1 in 2 passing away from their diagnosis, it seems that everyone has a cancer story. Brent Saik, owner of Alberta Sports Vision Institute and organizer of the World’s Longest Games, is no different.

Brent’s relationship with the Cross Cancer Institute began in 1994 when he lost his father, Terry Saik, to cancer. One of Terry’s wishes was that Brent would carry on the Saik legacy of community support and continue raising funds for the Cross Cancer Institute. Brent made good on his promise and, in 1996, he began the annual Terry Saik Memorial Golf Tournament which raised nearly $35,000. But he didn’t stop there. He wanted to do something more, something bigger.

So, in 2003, Brent held the inaugural World’s Longest Hockey Game, which included 40 players playing 80 consecutive hours. This event raised $150,000 in support of a gene-analyzer which is now used in pediatric cancer research at the Cross Cancer Institute. But that still wasn’t enough for Brent. He wanted to do more. And, after losing his wife Susan to cancer shortly after the first World’s Longest Hockey Game, he knew what he had to.

With help from countless volunteers, donors, players and committee members, Brent has now organized seven World’s Longest Hockey Games and two World’s Longest Baseball Game, which have raised over $7.8 million for the Cross Cancer Institute in support of leading edge equipment and life-saving research.

Breaking Records. Saving Lives.

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Million Raised

for the Cross Cancer Institute in support of leading edge equipment and life-saving research.

WLHG

50
Hours

WLHG IV

170
Hours

WLHG VI

175
Hours

WLHG II

180
Hours

WLHG V

165
Hours

WLBG II

54
Hours

WLHG III

0.5
Hours

WLBG

50
Hours

WLHG VII

170
Hours

WLHG Jr's

50
Hours
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