City of Leduc

City of Leduc

May 21, 2010 19:37 ET

Leduc Soccer Plays for 30 Hours...

LEDUC, ALBERTA--(Marketwire - May 21, 2010) - Twenty-five proud, and exhausted soccer players left the pitch at 3:00 p.m. today, after successfully achieving their world record soccer attempt for the longest game. Both teams, led by team captains Dr. Paul Wozney, Principal of Leduc Junior High and Darrell Melvie Director of Community Development and Service Planning, finished the game in victory.

Teams were made up of Leduc and area residents who responded to an advertisement in the local paper to come out and play. The Leduc soccer insanity was all in the name of the Black Gold Regional Schools Healthy Hearts program.

"The City of Leduc is proud to be a partner with Black Gold Regional Schools, the University of Alberta, Alberta Health Services and now St. Thomas Aquinas School Division," explains Darrell Melvie Director of Community Development and Service Planning of the City of Leduc. "The Healthy Hearts program is designed to combat the increase in sedentary lifestyles, obesity and chronic heart disease in our community. The world record soccer game is the launch point for this new program in Leduc."

Black Gold Regional School staff and volunteers along with city staff and residents who volunteered their time celebrated the win with the teams. Final scores came in at 3:02 p.m., team blue 282 points and team yellow 275 points.

Contact Information

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    Renee Worrell
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    Office 780.980.7171
    Mobile 780.668.0626
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