Twenty-four people spent 60 hours playing floor hockey this weekend to raise money for a friend’s son.
Kim Warcop's partner Craig Kelloway, a popular science and math teacher at David Thompson Middle School, was stabbed to death last year. The pair had moved to Calgary from Nova Scotia and had a little boy named Blake.
“A friend of ours had a tough year last year,” said organizer Paul D'Angelo.
“The father of her baby boy was killed and he was only five-months-old, so figured we’d step up and do a fundraiser for her.”
Over the weekend, the players raised $34,000 for the little boy’s education, while setting a new Guinness World Record for the longest floor hockey game.
Sore, tired and injured, the players slept and ate in the Clear Water Academy gym since Friday night.
“I hurt in every possible place,” says Dustin Borotsik.
“I'm rotating through runners myself so I can move my blisters around because some hurt my toes and some hurt my heels and yeah, it's been quite an adventure.”
One of Warcop’s teaching colleagues plays on a hockey team with four men from Mabou, Cape Breton, the same small town where she grew up.
Warcop says she’s blown away.
“It's been a fairly rough year for us, for sure,” says Warcop.
“I don't know if I can tell you how I'm feeling, I'll start crying. It's pretty overwhelming.”