Vegreville will once again be represented in an attempt to play the ‘World’s Longest Baseball Game’ – all in the hopes of raising a quarter of a million dollars for the Cure Cancer Foundation ...
Vegreville’s Dean Brooks and Roman Zubritsky will be among the 56 players taking part in the attempt from August 22nd to the 25th.
During that time time they hope to play about 85 hours of consecutive baseball while also aiming to reach their goal of raising $250,000.
Both Brooks and Zubritsky took part in the inaugural World’s Longest Baseball Game in 2016, during which players, organizers and supporters raised over $287,000 by playing 80 consecutive hours of ball.
The successful record attempt saw plenty of player injuries in the midst of near sub-zero temperatures and Brooks says he’s expecting both a mental and physical challenge once again.
Brooks, who lost both of his parents to cancer, notes that due to a change of venue, this year's attempt - which will be played at Centennial Park in Sherwood Park - could be even more grueling.
Funds raised from this year's installment of the 'World's Longest Baseball Game' will go to a new drug and therapeutic development call PCLX-001 taking place at the University of Alberta to support patients at the Cross Cancer Institute.
University of Alberta Cancer Researcher Dr. John Mackey talks more about where the funds will go ...
You can find more information on the 'World's Longest Game' HERE.
You can also reach out to Brooks directly for more information or to donate by calling 780-632-9891.