Weʼre raising £1,000 to The Hockey Foundation, a 501(c)(3) charitable non-profit with a global mission to empower under-served youth & promote social change
- Sheffield, United Kingdom
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Welcome to our joint fundraising page for Matt Pearson, Greg Jones, Darren Allott, Nick Onslow & Matt Hogan of the Don Valley Vikings Ice Hockey Club.
In February 2018 we'll be taking part in an event organised by The Hockey Foundation to attempt the Guinness World Record for the highest altitude hockey game. This will take place in the Himalayan Mountains, within the Ladakh region of North India.
All funds raised on this page will be donated to The Hockey Foundation, a 501(c)(3) charitable non-profit with a global mission to empower under-served youth, promote social change, peace and prosperity, and support community development through hockey, one puck at a time.
More info on HockeyFoundation.org
The Hockey Foundation - Changing Lives One Puck at a Time
Hockey Foundations Mantra - "To share happiness & change lives, one puck at a time.”
The Hockey Foundation's mission is to use ice hockey to reinforce character strengths, improve the quality of life and empower children in less fortunate regions of the world.
The Hockey Foundation has been supporting ice hockey in India since 2009 and we've seen the game impact thousands of lives in communities around the country through our sustained support of individual hockey players and organisations. They've not only donated nearly 7,000 pieces of hockey equipment to help increase access to the game, but have also donated hundreds of books to schools around Ladakh, in conjunction with our educational partner ILSC, to support English-language literacy and improve the graduation rate in this under-served community.
They've also focused our efforts on supporting girls hockey in India, and have seen the young women of Ladakh greatly empowered by their opportunity and ability to play hockey and gain from all of the invaluable characteristics that the great game of hockey provides.
The World Record - Hockey at 15,000 ft!
This is what makes the event unique! Hockey has never been higher... until now! Which is exactly why Guinness are attending to recognise this significant achievement and support is needed to help spread awareness
Sports has the ability to change lives, and we've seen the impact of The Hockey Foundation to date on the communities we've supported and on the individuals involved in our coaching programs. We want to continue our growth and success to date with an event that will promote long-term development while simultaneously accomplishing something unique!
Building on the success to-date of The Hockey Foundation’s programming, on and off ice development would focus on several issues, including: inclusion, teamwork, accountability, leadership, healthy living, clean energy, sustainability, preventing substance abuse and violence, cultural understanding and tolerance, English language literacy, and support for people with disabilities.
This event will not only be the highest altitude hockey game in the world, but is also intended to be the most religiously diverse hockey game...and possibly the most religiously diverse single sporting event.
The lads from Sheffield (and the tag along from Swindon) will begin our journey in January travelling first to Delhi, then onto Leh in the Ladakh region of North India. Elevation in Leh is approximately 11,000 ft, so we'll spend five days in Leh for acclimatisation purposes and to assist in the coaching programmes for the children & young adults of India's hockey capital.
Once acclimatised, we will begin our 6 hour journey to the 'Roof of the earth' over the dangerous Himalayan mountain paths reaching an altitude of 17,000+ feet. Eventually arriving in the very remote Tangtse region (approx 15,000 ft) where the Guinness World record games will take place over a period of three days.
Work has been ongoing for months to construct an actual rink on a frozen lake in the Tangtse region, which after the event will be moved to a permanent home in Leh
We would greatly appreciate your support for this great charity either by donating or by helping to spread the word via social media. I would also like to thank Warrior Hockey UK & Puckstop.com for the generous donations already made towards our trip. I can't say enough good things about the guys & gals who helped make this happen for us & the generous offer to support & share our progress. Please give their pages a Like & look out for our posts being featured. Also keep an ear out for an upcoming feature on BBC Radio Sheffield
We'll be posting our updates via our own social media accounts with the hashtags #HockeyGoesHigher #HimalayanHockey
Thanks for your Support & Donations!
Matt / Greg / Nick / Darren / Matt
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Mar 8, 2018
Top nudging Hogey x
Feb 28, 2018
Well done Guys x
Feb 11, 2018
Great work lads
Feb 11, 2018
Well done Hogey!
Feb 6, 2018
Good luck Greggy Eggy. Be nice to the sherpas and bring me back some pink salt.
Feb 3, 2018
Greg ,your mad as a box of frogs.I blame your genes.Good luck keep safeAuntie Wendy X
Feb 1, 2018
Maaaaaaate! This is brilliant! Have a great time! Really good cause!