Skating For A Cause

The 3rd annual Hockey Helps: 24 Hour Hockey Marathon hit the ice in Dix Hills and raised over $400,000 for local charities, including the Huntington-based North Shore Holiday House, over the holiday weekend.

Starting at 9 a.m. Saturday and ending 9 a.m. Sunday, the event saw teams compete at the Dix Hills Ice Rink alongside former National Hockey League players Adam Graves, Stephane Matteau, Benoit Hogue and Brian Mullen, and current National Women's Hockey League player Samantha Faber. Two teams were on the ice every hour for the 24-hour event, playing approximately seven games each, including through the night and early morning.

PARTICIPANTS IN THE 3RD ANNUAL HOCKEY HELPS: 24 HOUR HOCKEY MARATHON PAUSE FOR A PHOTO AT THE DIX HILLS ICE RINK. THE EVENT, HOSTED AT THE DIX HILLS ICE RINK RAISED OVER $400,000 FOR SEVERAL LOCAL CHARITIES.

PARTICIPANTS IN THE 3RD ANNUAL HOCKEY HELPS: 24 HOUR HOCKEY MARATHON PAUSE FOR A PHOTO AT THE DIX HILLS ICE RINK. THE EVENT, HOSTED AT THE DIX HILLS ICE RINK RAISED OVER $400,000 FOR SEVERAL LOCAL CHARITIES.

The event's title sponsor is PwC, and with their support, and the support of clients, friends, networks, dozens of volunteers and fans, funds were raised for several local charities, including the North Shore Holiday House, a summer camp for underprivileged children; and the Smithtown-based Center for Soulful Living, a holistic center that provides mental health and addiction counseling to individuals in need.

The fundraising page remains open for donations and can be accessed at Active.com/donate/ThehockeymarathonIII.