The Anneswer to Cancer raises money for Victoria Hospice. The 2014 event is Saturday

Victoria Hospice fundraiser leaps at Guinness attempt

The Anneswer to Cancer campaign leaps onto the world stage in Topaz Park this weekend

In it’s fourth year the Anneswer to Cancer campaign leaps onto the world stage – hopefully.

With a standard 300 to 500 people turning up each spring for the soccer tournament and family event that raises cash for Victoria Hospice, it wasn’t a monumental gap to hope for 600.

In the previous three years, this is the fourth, the soccer community has raised $120,000. The positive reaction, in form of money and support keeps organizers like Steph Steiner, motivated to continue and keep things fresh. So this year they chose to attempt a Guinness World Record.

“It’s not a huge leap. It’s a leap for sure, but our hope was hey here’s a little carrot maybe it’ll entice some other parts of the community. We have our niche … we thought this might be a nice way to attract some other people to the event. We’re very hopeful,” Steiner said.

Six months ago he applied to Guinness online and two months later learned the attempt was accpeted.

“There is about 12 pages on rules about witnesses and video surveillance,” he said. “It’s an excruciating process … then we have to submit all our evidence to them. They’re very official.”

They’ll attempt to break the World Record for most consecutive soccer passes, currently at 596 people. It’s open to those 10 years or older.

“We know we have 600 people who’ve said yes … it’s harder to get people to register,” Steiner said. “Our angle now is we’ll take anybody who can pass a ball 12 yards, that’s what has to be done.”

The world record challenge runs from noon to 2 p.m.

After the attempt, the event slides into a soccer tournament.

The event is Saturday, May 10 in Topaz Park on the Finlayson turf.

Visit anneswertocancer.com online to register.

 

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