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Ball Hockey Game to Raise Donations for Siloam Mission

July 3, 2011 7:48 AM | News

By Sarah Klein

Vancouver native Richard Loat stops a ball during a game of street hockey Sunday, July 3, 2011 in Winnipeg. Loat is making 13 stops in 17 days across Canada to promote the Five Hole For Food drive. (TED GRANT / CHRISD.CA)

A game of ball hockey will be played downtown this afternoon to raise money for Siloam Mission.

Five Hole For Food (FHFF) and the homeless shelter have teamed up for the fundraising initiative, which involves a 17-day cross-country road trip to play ball hockey and raise support for food banks.

The hockey game will be played on Memorial Boulevard between Broadway and York Avenue from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Last year, FHFF raised 6,000 pounds of food on their tour. The organization hopes to collect 20,000 pounds of food on their second annual cross-country trek.

Interested players should bring their own hockey stick, and can join the game at any time in exchange for a food donation to Siloam Mission.

Updated at 10 p.m. with photo from the event.