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.

 

Just Posted

Island Health, service providers meeting to talk about used needles in Victoria

Recent public needle-prick incidents prompt call to reduce number of needles found

Dozens rally outside Premier’s office for sick Sooke boy

Six-year-old Landen Lanthier needs $19,000 a month to treat rare form of arthritis

Announcement for Sooke Road improvement expected this week

Premier promising ‘preliminary’ work, with more on the way

Victoria airport reaches nearly two million passengers in 2017

This year expected to see additional growth

Community rallies behind Sooke boy with rare condition

Dozens called on government to cover cost of drug for six-year-old Landen Alexa

Body discovered in burnt out car near Trail

Police report a body was found in the burnt out trunk of a 1999 Honda Civic

VIDEO: B.C. Lions sign defensive back T.J. Lee to contract for upcoming season

The four-year veteran had a team-high four interceptions and 49 tackles last season with B.C.

How an immigrant to Canada helped Donald Trump prove his mental health

Test that cleared Trump was developed by doctor associated with McGill and Sherbrooke universities

Premier touches on multiple topics ahead of Asia trade trip

Housing and childcare are expected to be the focus of the BC NDP’s first budget in February.

Wanted by Greater Victoria Crime Stoppers for the week of Jan. 16

Greater Victoria Crime Stoppers is seeking the public’s help in locating the… Continue reading

UPDATE: Friends mourn boy, 15, killed in Vancouver shooting

John Horgan: ‘No stone is to be left unturned until we find the perpetrator of this heinous crime’

Vernon to host largest Special Olympics B.C. Winter Games in 2019

Games to be held Feb. 21-23, with more than 800 athletes expected to take part

Butchart Gardens is hiring now and paying more

Wages start at $15, job fair Feb. 20

Most Read