Hockey fan refused $50,000 for his charity shot

February 18th, 2011 - 12:00 am ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt  

Indiana, Feb 17 (THAINDIAN NEWS) When Richard Marsh was randomly pulled from the fans in Indiana to make an impossible shot during a hockey game, many people didn’t think he would be able to do it.

The officials had a very ‘mouth watering’ prize for anyone who could do that particular shot. It almost seemed impossible because the person was required to hit a 3-inch hockey puck into a little over 3-inch hole that is 175 feet away. Not many people would even be able to see the hole.

At the break during a minor hockey league game, Marsh was given the opportunity to try his luck. Just before the shot, he was asked what he would do if he gets the $50,000 prize money. He said he would be donating it to the St. Vincent Heart Center. That was a very noble idea.

And nobler was the shot. Marsh did the almost impossible of getting the puck into the hole. The feat shocked the fans and the officials at the stadium. When it was time for the officials to fulfill their part of the bargain, the insurance company that had to come up with the money said that the shot was ‘illegal’ because Marsh had his foot over the line.

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