Bakersfield Condors are hosting a 24 hour Hockey-thon

Organization to host money for cancer

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. -  

The Bakersfield Condors only have two home games left on this season's schedule, but there's still a lot of local hockey to be played.

The hockey players hit the ice around 3 P.M. and will be skating for 24 straight hours.

It’s the Bakersfield Hockey-thon, presented by the Bakersfield Condors and benefiting links for life.

Links for Life provides services for individuals and families that are affected by breast cancer.

The event is free to check-out and the arena's doors will be open all night.

Earlier today, 23 ABC spoke with Kevin Barrett, assistant coach of the Condors and also the founder of the Hockey-thon.

"It started in 2004 when my mother died of breast cancer. I wanted a way to bring hockey and the community together to raise awareness for breast cancer and how it effects families and try to raise money for a local organization. I found that in Links for Life and it has raised over $300,000," he said.

He started the event and teamed up with Links for Life after his family was affected by cancer.

To participate in this event individuals and teams raised money similar to a walk-a-thon.

Individuals needed to raise at least $200, while teams needed to raise at least $2,000.

The hockey action will end tomorrow afternoon with a Condors alumni game at 3 P.M. and the current Condors team will take on the San Francisco bulls at 5 P.M. Sunday evening at Rabobank Arena.

In Sunday night’s game, the Condors will be wearing special pink breast cancer awareness jerseys, which will be auctioned off after the game. 

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