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Guinness world record set for longest indoor lacrosse game

04/30/2012, 9:00am EDT
By NLL.com

Donations still sought after 24-hour game raises funds for Right To Play initiative

A Guinness world record was set last weekend in Calgary, Alberta. for the longest indoor lacrosse game. Proceeds from the event went to the Right To Play initiative. (Photo Credit: Right To Play)

Martin Parnell has run hundred of marathons during his endurance career. Now, he’s part of a Guinness world record for the longest indoor lacrosse game ever.

The 24-hour game was played last Friday and Saturday in Calgary, Alberta, with Parnell hoping to raise $50,000 (Cdn.) towards Right to Play.

In February, the National Lacrosse League announced Right To Play as the officially designated joint charity of the NLL and the Professional Lacrosse Players’ Association (PLPA). The groups will work to design and develop a “Lacrosse For Development” program to be implemented in Canada.

“I paced myself. I would have died otherwise,” Parnell told Katie Turner of Metro Calgary. He registered a hat trick in the game that had a final score of 299-296.

Almost $29,000 (Cdn.) has been raised with donations still being accepted at hotboxlacrosse.com.

Read more about the world’s longest indoor lacrosse game by clicking here.


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