Can-ley Cup Stands Tall

February 22, 2012

The Bloomfield Hills Cranbrook-Kingswood and Brother Rice hockey programs faced off against hunger Friday -- and helped raise more than $10,000 for the Gleaners Community Food Bank of Southeast Michigan.

The Cup pictured above was constructed of 3,500 tuna cans donated by Kroger. It was nearly seven feet tall and four feet in diameter and weighed nearly 1,400 pounds. It took six hours to build and was designed and constructed by members of the American Institute of Architects.

The "Faceoff Against Hunger" included doubleheaders between the schools' junior varsity and varsity teams at Wallace Ice Arena. The schools wore 1970s uniforms to mark when their rivalry began,

Cranbrook-Kingswood annually plays a hockey doubleheader to benefit a charity. Last season it raised funds for families of the armed forces, and in 2010 played at Detroit's Clark Park and then donated proceeds to that facility.