Soccer players miss Guinness Record mark

Anneswer to Cancer event in Saanich raises $60,000 for Victoria Hospice

While a world record eluded Greater Victoria soccer enthusiasts, the annual Anneswer to Cancer event set a new Canadian record earlier this month.

It also scored for Victoria Hospice, with the soccer tournament raising $60,000 to support end-of-life care.

“Almost half of Victoria Hospice’s funding comes from donations,” said Mischelle vanThiel, CEO for Victoria Hospice. “We are truly humbled and deeply grateful to World Cup Soccer, all the sponsors, volunteers, donors, and especially the kids and their families who raised this incredible amount to support people who are dying in our community.”

This year, organizers attempted to break the Guinness World Record for the most consecutive soccer passes of more than 12 yards. They came up about 100 people short on the world record, but players set a Canadian record.

Anneswer to Cancer has raised more $170,000 since it began in 2011.

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