The Hockey Helps Marathon is hosting its annual 24 Hours of Hockey this weekend at Dix Hills Ice Rink.
This is the fifth year raising money for local charities, with over $1.5 million raised to date. The goal is to exceed $2 million with this event.
Former Rangers forward Adam Graves, along with former NHL players Stephane Matteau, Arron Asham, Benoit Hogue, Brian Mullen, and others, will lead the marathon which runs from 10 am Saturday to 10 a.m. Sunday.
The event will benefit several organizations, including North Shore Holiday House of Huntington, F.R.I.E.N.N.D.S. of Northport, Soulful Living for Recovery of Smithtown, the Smilezone Foundation and Woodlawn Student Leadership & Legacy Program.
Nine teams–seven male, two female–will play 24 games in 24 hours, with two teams on the ice every hour. The event is free. Sponsors PricewaterhouseCoopers and Northwell Health each have teams participating.