Hallmark Realty claims title in Hopelink Can Madness

  • Wednesday, April 12, 2017 10:08am
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The Hopelink Can Madness trophy is headed back to Kirkland after a spectacular tournament run by Hallmark Realty, who aced out last year’s winner Hancock’s Bakery of Redmond in the championship round last week. This is the first victory for the longtime Kirkland competitor.

In the final weigh-in, the two finalists collected 8,095 pounds of food and $2,045 — bringing the tournament total raised by all 32 teams to 38,477 pounds of food and $26,316.

The annual drive — now in its eighth year — is patterned after the national spring college basketball tournament, matching businesses in weekly competitions to see which can bring in the most food. Teams were bracketed together in pairs and one winner from each two-member bracket advanced to the following week.

Since 2010, the competition has brought in 228,254 pounds of food and $59,803 in cash for Hopelink food banks.

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